Hon. Lisa K. Sepe-Wiesenfeld See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA19850
Rating:9.0
Comments:
This judge is fair and equitable. I have been suing the healthcare insurance carriers for years now. I usually have to be in front of the same judge several times for them to actually understand this complicated law. She got it on the first shot. Incredible!. Not expected in a relatively new judge who is dealing with simple small claims cases all day long. She is bright, sharp and doesnt let either party get away with wasting the courts time repeating the same argument. I am so impressed that she actually puts her foot down and gets to the details. I am not so happy that she makes us wait until the end of the day for our cases to be heard, even though it now takes no more time to get through our cases as it does anyone elses. SHe even was instrumental in getting 14 of our cases resolved by arranging another judge in the courthouse to mediate. Honorable, fair, eloquent, respectable and no nonsense are some of the words that come to mind. Recommend her as a judge any day of the week :)

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12071
Rating:1.6
Comments:
This Judge is terrible for tenants. Obseerved she is particularly hard on african american tenants. Comes from an insurance company background and it shows. She physically presides over the Unlawful Detainer department at Stanley Mosk, but an appearance attorney tends to call the shots for her. Not very well prepared and runs her Court more like a circus than a Courtroom. Lacks the intellect, demeanor and judgment necessary to preside anywhere else. Strongly recommend using 170.6 on her if you are a tenant or not buddies with the appearance attorney. Not suitable for any other place than the UD department, and not really suitable for that.