Hon. Laura A. Seigle See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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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What others have said about Hon. Laura A. Seigle


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28843
Here are examples of what Plaintiff's attorneys have had to say about this judge.

"She’s the worst human on earth."

"She granted summary judgment on a slip and fall in which she found no dangerous condition when my client said they slipped on melted ice in the incident report, at the depo, and in their declaration."

"As long as you are prepared and follow all rules she is okay. But she’s pretty miserable."

If you are a Plaintiff's attorney, its probably a good idea to 170.6 her in every case unless you are more worried about which trial judge you are going to get.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28170
Laura Seigle is way out of her league, particularly on law and motion matters.

What is so striking is that she was appointed to follow Judge Yolanda Orzco, and the comparison in quality between the two judges is incredible. Perhaps as part of "diversity and inclusion" someone decided that a dumb judge needed to follow a smart one. That is the only evident reason to explain Seigle's position on the bench.

In any event, Seigle has very shallow understanding of the law, and she is entirely unfamiliar with some basic concepts when they come before her. She cannot handle difficult or contested matters. If she does not understand something, she will get more testy. Low energy and grumpy describes her demeanor.

She is not subject to recusal at present due to her position handling law and motion matters in personal injury litigation. When she finally gets reassigned, avoid her.


Comment #: CA12952
Honorable Judge Seigle has a solid pedigree in law. She is new to family law, and yes she is learning to navigate the cesspool of perjury and unethical lawyers in a common practice of no accountability. She may become a great force of bringing common sense and fairness to the out of control family law court. When she becomes more familiar with identifying unethical lawyers and spotting perjury. Watch out as her ability to research and grasp on ccp is strong. Time will tell.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA12160
Judge Seigle is new to family law and doesn't seem comfortable making orders. She often holds issues until the next hearing, rarely awards sanctions when parties do not follow her orders, and generally seems exasperated in court. She allows people to talk over her and cut each other off, as there are no consequences for bad behavior in her court. If you are bringing a contentious matter before the court, you are better off with a different judge. She seems interested in fairness, but her indecisiveness means you will be coming back again and again to her courtroom.