Hon. Mitchell L. Beckloff See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 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. Mitchell L. Beckloff


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8048
Rating:2.1
Comments:
His biased ruling caused serious harm to an individual. Beckloff allowed a monster to become conservator of an mentally impaired person who was stolen from and treated with an immoral lack of dignity. This person was tormented and abused for years and in the end, the conservator that Beckloff seemed to favor, buried the deceased impaired person in a cardboard box like someone's hamster. This impaired person had people who would have loved and respected them, but Beckloff insisted on letting this monster conservator do what they wanted. So much for justice.

Other

Comment #: CA8047
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Appears to favor his pet attorneys; dismisses relevant subpoenaed witnesses and only heard what he wants to hear. Totally biased and clueless to the facts. His rulings are ridiculous and have nothing to do with truth and integrity. This man is a sad joke to the legal system! You will not get a fair hearing if your attorney is not his buddy!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5755
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Don't understand where all the good rating come from. Must be the high powered who he favors with dishonest rulings. If you have the misfortune to draw this judge, affidavit him immediately

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5507
Rating:2.6
Comments:
Another biased bozo. Cheats, and does not follow the law to aid fellow members of his religion

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.