Hon. Monica Bachner See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 6 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. Monica Bachner


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA28481
Something like robing room could be helpful, especially when it comes to the tricks and differences between different judges etc, but it isn't when everyone trashes every judge. Did a trial before Judge Bachner and RR reviews weren't encouraging, almost papered her, but the 4 lawyers I talked to spoke highly of her. Hard working, smart, demanding and yet forgiving when appropriate. Did not necessarily agree with every ruling (though she was probably right), but nothing but fair. Even when I lost arguments etc, I never thought she was unfair. I would try every case with her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24183
She needs to be removed from the bench. Judge Bachner is so defense oriented that she routinely refuses to follow the law; going out of her way to find for the defense, not only making arguments for them she willingly makes factual determinations she has no right to make.
Hopefully she will leave the bench before she has to run again and try to profit from all the gifts she has given defense counsel in her stint as a civil judge, but if does run I will support anyone who runs against her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22218
Just a bad judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA19789
On the bench she pretends to be evenhanded but her rulings are anything but. She is not fit to be in a civil courtroom and all lawyers representing plaintiffs should affidavit her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11173
She is very defense oriented. Will bend over backwards to assist defense. Sustain all defense objections. Limited knowledge of civil. When not sure which way to go she will lean towards defense arguments and accept their word. Can be demeaning and rude. Demonstrates lack of patience with pro pers. Talks down to plaintiffs counsel and minorites. You may as well have another defense firm in the room if you have a case with her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3677
Well balanced judge that allows you to questions witnesses without interruption or challenging your style. Intelligence coupled with professionalism. No issues with her and I have appeared before well over 200 judges in 32 States.