Hon. Paul A. Bacigalupo See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 3 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. Paul A. Bacigalupo



Comment #: CA17384
Very angry guy. Scolded me for trying to tell him that the lawyer calling in to CMC was already dismissed. Forced me to get counsel as I knew his rage was real. The sanctioned off of a motion that had been taken off calendar in 2017. Even funnier that motion sought $160 an hour work that had nothing to do with the motion in front of him and gave them $275 an hour. Time to recall.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11368
i came into JD with the typical aversion to losing the dys pay. Mr. Bacigalupo ran the Jury selection in an easy, yet professional manner. I was evicted after the second round of jury selection, but I was actually dissapointed. This judge presented the process as critical as it is to our society, yet made it manageable for non-legal people fully understand the process.I feel Mr. Bacigalupo was a consummate professional in his field. I would feel better about the next round of JD if it is in Mr. Bacigalupo's court, the time would not be wasted.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10301
This Judge likes to make faces at defense witnesses, he rolls his eyes at defense witnesses, he makes hand gestures at defense witnesses. He once called the judge in my family law case and began discussing my family law case in the presence of the DDA.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3067
Judge Bacigalupo is a former State Bar Court Judge. To his credit he left that position soon after being appointed after winning election to his Superior Court seat. The Judge is smart, practical and realistic. He is also compassionate and cares about litigants being treated fairly as possible.
Judge Bacigalupo is a pleasant Judge to everyone and is polite to Attorneys knowing that they have a lot of pressure on them and doesn't want to add to that pressure. He understands and remembers how it was to be on the other side of the bench pleading a case.
We need more judges as fair and even tempered as Judge BAcigalupo.