Hon. Mitchell L. Beckloff See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.7 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Mitchell L. Beckloff


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Litigant

Comment #: CA5373
Rating:7.0
Comments:
he has an attitude but he is quite the reasonable individual when dealing with the public

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4294
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Beckloff is an excellent, very intelligent, even-tempered judge who truly does us a service on the bench. He is as good as they come.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3946
Rating:9.5
Comments:
You cannot do better in any state (or even federal) court in California.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3620
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Wicked smart, knows every detail about each of the cases on his docket. I went in for a hearing and he asked about how another attorney in the firm was doing, since he had been on crutches when he last tried a case before Judge Beckloff more than two years earlier. (He remembered from that long ago!) Very courteous, fair, and probably the most competent judge I've ever come across.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3341
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Beckloff is smart, knows the law and applies it appropriately. He is courteous and it is always a pleasure to appear in his court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3109
Rating:9.1
Comments:
He is one of the best judges I've appeared before in 30 years, mabye the best. The ratings I give him below 10 are because he is too nice to attorneys who don't deserve it. Although he comes to the right result, he allows attorneys to waste a lot of time by not coming down more firmly on bad and unprepared attorneys.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3027
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the top judges on the state bench. You are lucky if you have him assigned to your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1943
Rating:9.9
Comments:
He is the best judge in Los Angeles. He always reads briefings, and is fully aware of the arguments raised by counsel. He is a pleasure to appear before.