Hon. Robert P. Applegate See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Robert P. Applegate


Court Staff

Comment #: CA12477
Extremely unfair. Pro prison sentences. No regard for people suffering from substance abuse. Feels prison time is only solution.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10985
Not good with Homeless and poor litigants and trusts police officers too much which leads to killing of the officers

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8037
One of the only judges in the county I routinely consider papering. Can't stand appearing before him. Hard to believe Burbank Dept. 1 went from one of the best felony settlement judges around (Hon. Patrick Hegarty) to him. Maybe he'll improve, but after these many years...doubtful.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2641
This man falsely imprisoned me. Would not define the word represent. He ordered me back to court after asking simple questions like who is the plaintiff. He lacks integrity. He tortured me on an infraction for 1 year four months and 17 days. The prosecution waived the $100 penalty for allegation. Learned about a peremptory challenge, and "poof", I was transferred to a more reasonable judge and my matter was dismissed.


Comment #: CA2302
I was in this man's courtroom today. He failed to provide any documentation indicating that there was a plaintiff in my case. He denied my right to a jury trial even though it's gauranteed by the california constitution. He denied my right to a court reporter even though it was a criminal matter and is required. He refused to answer my motion to dismiss because there was no opposition to my motion and he decided to wait until a random prosecutor showed up and gave her the motion to review and make arguments against. Still no evidence of a plaintiff. Then denied my motions on unknown grounds. Then proceeded to arraign me without reading off he charges against me. Then entered a not guilty plea against my will and with my objection. He seems to thing the word "may" in California Vehicle Code section 15 means mandatory. Told him he can't enter a plea of not guilty on my behalf because the california rules of the court 4.100 require council to be present. He granted a continuance for May 18th. Went to the clerk again to find out who the plaintiff was and was informed there is nothing indicating that there is a plaintiff in my case. Can someone please explain to me what the hell is going on with these judges.