Hon. Joshua D. Wayser See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Joshua D. Wayser


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24014
Terrible judge. Behaves as if every case in front of him is an inconvenience by constantly sighing, rubbing his eyes and face, and turning away during evidence. Speaks so softly that there are multiple times that no one in the room has any idea what he is saying. Changes his mind constantly, and improperly gives legal advise to pro per litigants. Automatic 170.6


Comment #: CA18813
Rating:Not Rated
One thing is very clear. This judge hates women. Doesn't matter the race. He has pent up anger towards all women. If you can avoid this man, do it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16059
Judge Wayser comes to the bench prepared. He reads everything and really knows the law. He also has a wonderful way of seeing through games and misrepresentations. Wonderful Judge.


Comment #: CA14416
He flip flops on a decision several times. When a video of someone striking another is staring at him in the face, he sides with the striker. Not a fair judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14100
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge Does not know or apply the law. 170.6 him immediately. Get him off the bench! Mom's beware.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13789
Excellent Judge Wayser, does not buy into manipulations, delays, or nonsense. He knows the law, and how to bring misbehaving litigants into alignment. He looks to the law and the facts makes equitable and reasonable decisions based on law and facts rather than muckraking, and hyperbole. Courteous, not easily deceived, and efficient. In family law litigants need to move forward rather than being enabled to waste court time and money on needless hearings over legal non-issues or on issues of diminutive value. Judge Wayser manages to rise above the contention, andcut through the non-value added drama. He delivers clear judgments that in the heat of the moment may not make sense to unrealistic litigants that are with or without representation. However, his no nonsense approach tends to bring an end to bad or manipulative behavior, and unrealistic expectations which aids litigants to resolving their divorce or custody issues. Divorce and /or custody should not be a means to continue to punish each other, prove yourself "right." Bravo Judge for helping litigants away from the use of your court as a means to continue playing out the issues that plagued their relationships.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13209
Does not know the law. Not open to being educated on the law. His mind is made up when he takes the bench. For child support, ignored father's large monthly deposits in bank account and instead believed testimony that father is unemployed. If all you have is a sob story, this is your judge. If you need someone to look at the facts and evidence and apply the law, then 170.6 this judge.