Hon. Lynn H. Scaduto See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Other

Comment #: CA30913
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I suggest we all file a complaint to the California Court commissioner in San Francisco, CA via fax. They only take written complaints. I believe she has acted outrageously unethically with many. We all need to stand up to her and stop her prejudice against African Americans, unrepresented people who can’t afford representation, and so many other individuals now! This is an abuse of power. Let’s get her out! Now is the time!

Other

Comment #: CA30912
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is bias her ability to study the case in her court room is zero she Shows favoritism
She is unable to be fair minded to look at all the evidence at hand she only sees one side the side she favors due to status not due to facts
She should never handle divorce or custody cases because of her inability to be fair minded and her inability to judge fairly and not only judge somebody by their status!
I have no respect for her I have no respect for the system . it’s Not about the children With this biased being!!! I have no respect for this judge whatsoever??

Litigant

Comment #: CA30856
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I appreciated that Judge Scaduto took the time needed to fully listen to both sides of the case that was in front of her. I was requesting a Restraining Order. When there is abuse involved, the victims can feel that they have no voice. Judge Scaduto provided me with the ability to voice the abuse experienced and listened to all the evidence provided. She did the same for my EX as well and made her ruling. Thankfully she could hear the need to issue the Restraining Order that I was requesting. I am so grateful for that ruling it still brings me tears of joy and relief.

Other

Comment #: CA30840
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Absolutely unfair, bias, and minimal regard to actual evidence presented before her. Granted Legal Custody to father which has little involvement In child’s education, medical care, or well being. Judges should be provided with mental health disorders training and maybe then, they can truly rule in the best interest of the child. Child which was physical abused with evidence of pictures is still in perpetrator’s home , thanks to this judge!

Other

Comment #: CA29447
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Take her off the bench. She is a complete and utter disgrace to the judicial system. Biased against treated and mild mental illness, total lack of regard for a child's best interest, and believes only what she wants. If you get her as a judge in a child custody case, make sure you get out of her court room fast or else you will be treated unjustly and shocked at what she does or rules. I personally asked her what I could do in order to get my child back, and she said it would just be a feeling she had verbatim. NO suggestions of anything whatsoever. I was the primary custodial parent for my child for 7 years of his life, thriving child, with a volatile court relationship with my sons father since he was born. Over a year after an ex parte filed by my ex, another attempt by him to take away my son, Scaduto didn't alter her ruling with all glowing monitor reports ONLY 8 hours a week visits. She never increased my visitation. Further, a court appointed custody evaluator, picked by my ex's counsel, and of course then approved by the judge, gave weight to a paid for 25 year old employee and new nanny of my ex who clearly had self-interest in lying to an evaluator. She only monitored 10% of our visits, the rest were court appointed monitors and ignored. Taking away a child from his Mother or Father who have never endangered their life, ever had any drug or alcohol addictions, PROVEN or real ones, just false accusations, never tested positive for ANY drug testing, never been to Rehab, no DUI or DWI, never abused a child or neglected him/her in any way, should NEVER loose custody for so long. Shame on you Scaduto. And shame on anyone who keeps her on the bench. Angry ex's and their employees and friends will lie in court to get what they want. Shame on you for believing the lies, and keeping a child from his VERY fit loving Mother. I hope someone removes her. And pray for any families who are stuck with her rulings. I finally got my son back 50:50, in mediation, and luckily we are completely fine again. Sadly, she is still making rulings damaging children's lives. Wake up and someone get her out! One day when my son is old enough, he will write her a letter and share with her the truth and what an incredible Mother I've always been...and she can live with herself and her biased ruling.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA29185
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is bluntly racist towards African Americans with no regards and was rudely confident in her ruling. Did not give the defendant appropriate time as she gave petitioner of Hispanic race. With very clear evidence (video) hispanic was at fault she still made a ruling in their favor. Very unfair and horrible Judge! It was truly unbelievable and also waited to hear the case so no one else but the parties was in the court room.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27210
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I found Judge Scaduto to be eminently fair minded. She did not display any favoritism to either side during the proceedings, and gave each side a substantial amount of time to plead their case. She also showed a very nuanced understanding of non-physical forms of domestic violence. An excellent family law judge.

Other

Comment #: CA26218
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Dis-Honorable Judge Scaduto is a man hater and she doesn't even try to hide the fact. She only cares about angry moms as she obviously does not care about children as she should. Children come first. She has NO family law experience and it's painfully obvious. BEWARE

Other

Comment #: CA26070
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Scaduto is not fair to fathers. Even really good fathers. She is extremely unfair. I was before her 3 times and each time she ignored excellent documentation and the proof I provided and was more interested in false claims made by my ex with absolutely no proof of what she wrote in her declarations. She is more concerned about making fathers pay a price because she obviously hates men/fathers. My ex took my son out of state without telling me and lied about the date she was leaving. I provided proof as my ex admitted it in an email chain. Judge Scaduto dismissed my case over a "date" I missed in my filing. She tool my rights away based on nothing and no proof at all. Cares more about mad mothers seeking revenge than what is best for the child. I have 11 years working directly with children in a child mental health clinic. She ignored all of it. Mean and unfair.

Other

Comment #: CA22457
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In disbelief that a Judge with her educational background and experience was unable to figure out that EX was being untruthful while under oath. Instead, she granted EX more custody.
EX even went out of his way to provide false declarations against me of people that I probably seen no more than two times. This Judge believed EX. I have given my child 1000 percent of the attention and care child requires, meeting all needs. Lie Detector Test should be permissible in Family Law Court. The saddest part is, it’s a complete injustice to an innocent child when extremely attached to parent, and that parent that has truthfully more involved is pushed away. The best interest of the child is what suppose to be the primary focus in Family Court I pray for this Judge, to have clarity of mind and not to be blinded by people or high profile attorneys that are good story tellers to the point of fooling others. I am hopeful that this Judge will take the time to clearly hear both sides without being so quick to make judgment. The one that is greatly most affected is the innocent child. Judge’s decisions can terribly hurt the child by removing them from the parent that was truthful and more actively involved in all aspects. GOD is faithful, as he will see me through this injustice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21556
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Good luck getting a restraining order from this white Miss know it all! She should go be a social worker NOT a judge! I have NO doubt she is saving her restraining order cards for white high priced attorneys representing privileged clients!
Her clerk is the worse! He speaks rapidly with a major arrogance and an attitude! The judge & her clerk belong in a Comedy show NOT in the court room destroying lives and families!

Litigant

Comment #: CA21429
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was not represented by counsel She straight up called me a liar to my face .I am offended bc big inky was I truthful in everything I said but the look on her face was of a bitter white woman
She placed judgement upon me based on other parties lies .She judged me on a car I was driving that was not even mine but the worse was to say she didn't believe a word from my mouth
Well I will be seeing her soon with all of the prof that she needs to show I am not a liar
She never even gave me a chance to speak
What a bitter evil human being

Litigant

Comment #: CA15312
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrible judge. Had absolutely no respect for the California rules of court or the CCP. Allowed opposing party to file and submit a responsive of declaration on the very day of the hearing. Would not even consider my attorneys objection. Then progress to make orders regarding support with a year and a half old income and expense declaration. When my attorney tried to object on grounds of untimeliness she overruled and would not even allow him to make a record. She is a horrendous judicial officer had should be nowhere near family law.

She is a judge with an ax to grind. Watching other cases it was obvious that she picks the sides and advocate on behalf no matter the law or the realities of the case. In another matter she allowed a party to move away with their son without providing any prior notice to opposing party OR even a court order. The move was out of state. The move was out of state.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12124
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Completely didn't take the whole picture into account. My ex is supporting domestic violence of my son against me and now further abuse with custody child support that is unneeded as he makes much more then I.
Whole family court system is broken and they don't care about families or our children. Lawyers and judges out for our hard earned money. Rise up and get this system changed for the better.