Hon. Mitchell L. Beckloff See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.6 - 25 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 7 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31844
Rating:1.0
Comments:
MItchell Beckloff is an embarrassment to his law school (Loyola) and to his fellow judges. He issued injuctive relief forbidding religious organizations from holding religious services inside buildings at the same time as Walmart, supermarkets, factories and offices are allowed to conduc their normal activities at the same time.

Judge Beckloff believes that states and cities/counties police power under the 10th Amendment and state law SUPERCEDE Americans FIRST AMENDMENT rights to free exercise of their religion.

Judge Beckloff is the kind of judge the Founding Fathers and authors of the U.S. Constitution were worried about in the late 1700's.

The Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court needs to yank Judge Beckloff out of the Writs & Receivers Department in that court immediately.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23148
Rating:10.0
Comments:
If you are lucky to get Judge Mitchell Beckloff, as The Judicial Officer on your Case. You have the assurance of knowing. This Judge is fair, honest, unbiased, and looks at everything. His Honor is a very thorough individual. We are thankful, there are Earth Angels who care so much about everyone and everything that is filed and happens in His Honor's Courtroom. Our Honorable Judicial Officers, give us all their time, every day, which is priceless. Our Heros, our Judges who "Make the World a Better place. One Case at a time." Thank you for your Service Judge Mitchell Beckloff. Judicial Officers like you are so inspiring, it makes me want to study Law, and become an Attorney, just to help people, who need help, and can't find transparency in the choice of Litigators today. Most of the litigators today, will tell you " we don't work with people." Times have changed, so it is a breath of fresh air, To see that One thing that will never change in Judge Mitchell Beckloff's Courtroom, is Fairness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19331
Rating:10.0
Comments:
THE HONORABLE JUDGE MITCHELL BECKLOFF IS THE BEST JUDGE EVER. Santa Monica Misses our Supervising Judge and We want His Honor back on His Bench Please, in His Courtroom and Department. It's not Fair, Stanley Mosk why did you take our Judge? "We the People" of Santa Monica. Respectfully, Want our Judge Back. Judge Michell Beckloff Please come back? There are too many very old, complexed Cases, with too many lives involved, and Highly Prejudicial to Plaintiffs' rights, when a Fresh set of eyes see 5-10-Year-Old Cases. We Need Our Honorable Trial Judge Back. I am serious. Stanley Mosk originally needed help, for some time, and I can understand, but just because Our Honorable Trial Judge is needed elsewhere. It does not mean everyone else gets to be sacrificed. We have the right to be Heard By Our Trial Judge, So Says "The Rule of Law" Forgive me, but Stanley Mosk, MUST Make Room For ALL His Honor's cases now. We are Plaintiffs who have Lost Children R.I.P Who wish to Be Heard By Our OUR OWN HONORABLE Trial Judge. The Honorable Judge Mitchell Beckloff. Is/Was Our Honorable Judicial Officer at Our Trials, and we need Our Judge, who Has a Much Broader Understanding of our Highly complexed cases. What about our Families and Our Civil Rights that are being Violated now, by Our Judge Being Taken Away. I Respectfully as a Plaintiff, who has lost 15 years Old Son R.I.P. Object! With Full conviction. Stanley Mosk You Have Many Fine Judicial officers and MUST PLEASE Return The HONORABLE JUDGE BECKLOFF, please. Your Honor, Please come Back to Santa Monica? There are many People, who want to make a petition to ask Your Honor to Please Come Back to Santa Monica Superior Court? The Children Need your Honor's Help. Paris, was just very recently, in the Hospital again. Please consider us all and all your Cases? We The People, who depend on Our Judicial Officer. I am Respectfully asking Your Honor, from all Plaintiffs who feel as we do. Please Come Back to Santa Monica Courthouse Your Honor?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA17970
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Just another greedy judge or civilian. He makes friends with money. Shame on him. Too comfortable in his position to make fair decision. Judge beckloff will listen anyone who will give him money. I hope he gets disqualified as judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA17969
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Just another greedy judge or civilian.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA17611
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The Honorable Judge Mitchell Beckloff is an inspiration to everyone who enters His Courtroom. We want our Judge back in Santa Monica. Your cases your Honor. please help, the new Judge is awesome, but you have a much broader understanding of cases, that you have been handling for years, and have sat through the long Trials. We need you back Your Honor. "The Rule of Law" was not to make any ruling until the Appeal was over. Well G.W. managed to lie his way as he did in March 2018 and got his way again. An "Order" That's not fair. We need your Honor back in Santa Monica. I wish I knew how you felt about that...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA17090
Rating:2.6
Comments:
ccp 386.1 says 'the court shall' BUT SHALL IS MAY TO THIS JUDGE AND INTEREST WAS LOST.HIS FOLKSLY DEMEANOR IS A VENEER TO DISARM YOU WHILE HE KIBIZES FROM THE BENCH. HE PREPARES THE MINUTE ORDERS AND DELAYS THEM FOR THE EFFECT THAT HE CHOSES USE AN ATTORNEY ORDER IF YOU PREVAIL.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16980
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Best Judge in the Entire World.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16092
Rating:9.7
Comments:
The earlier comments are strange, they either love or hate this guy. Frankly, I do not respect many judges, but I respect this man. He does read the stuff thoroughly, and has always been prepared. Though he may not agree with me every time, he is evenhanded, and exhibits a very comforting and professional judicial manner. More judges should be like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA15157
Rating:1.5
Comments:
The judge failed to take adequate time to read the filings and therefore was unprepared to render a decision.

Litigant

Comment #: CA14872
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is a prejudice, xenophobic, unfair opinionated angry man who will murder you’re case & destroy you’re life in an instant.
He blames the victims for provoking their wrong doer hence deserving the violence that was being unleashed on them. He was transferred back to Stanley Moss court house. Don’t be fooled by his soft demeanor, he will come out like a fuming dragon and unleash his firey wrath on you in his sentencing. Favors jews, favors men, favors white litigants! You have been warned! If he is assigned to you’re case, immediately file to remove him! He has been sued by 2 women recently and hates brown skin, black skin and ethnic litigants!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13193
Rating:10.0
Comments:
THE BEST JUDGE EVER. GOD BLESS YOU JUDGE BECKLOFF. WE RESPECTFULLY LOVE YOU. YOU ARE FAIR. WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE AMAZING ANGELS LIKE YOU HELPING EVERYONE. THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AND OUR COMMUNITIES, FOR ALL THE SERVICE, AND HELP YOU HAVE BEEN PROVIDING. EVERYONE HAS SO MUCH TO SAY...I WOULD LIKE TO SEE 1 OF THEM DO YOUR JOB. RESPECTFULLY I DO NOT THINK THEY WOULD LAST A WEEK. YOU JUDGES ARE SAINTS FROM GOD. GOD BLESS YOU AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE. AMEN.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12414
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Not the smartest. Soends too much time coaching losing kawyers. Exasberates disputes, instead of bringing them to conclusion. Nice guy though.

Litigant

Comment #: CA12083
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He did not protect me or my trust assets. He allowed my trustees to steal, conspire and show extreme hostility towards me and my family. He did not follow the laws or keep the trustees from insulting me in the court. He should NOT be a judge. He is friends with some of the attorneys and he let's them commit crimes with the protection of the court.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11666
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man is a biased, raciest, prejudice and xenophobic judge who favors the lawyers & litigants of his own religion. He comes out like a fumeing dragon blowing fire at the end while fooling you at first with a smile & even temperament! He doesn't read the law or the affidavits or the complaints of the side he does NOT favor! If you are NOT his buddy or know his clerks then you are out of the game! He ruins lives in seconds and punished Non-whites who are NOT from his religion! He allows evidences & witnesses without a notice & is extremely biased! If you are non-white & don't share his religion immediately affidavit him and get away from him! Unfortunately he is now the manger of Santa Monica court house & has the power to destroy your life completely!

Court Staff

Comment #: CA10781
Rating:1.0
Comments:
One star us too much! He keeps everyone waiting, and when he does appear, isn't aware of facts, doesn't know filed documents, and just accepts at face value whatever side he's predetermined to be his favorite. There's no justice here! Allows ridiculous theatrics from one side, then refuses to hear relevant testimony from the other. Request a new judge if you want justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10706
Rating:2.8
Comments:
While he may read, he is often not prepared for hearings on the law or facts, or simply does not apply the law correctly to the facts. In some instances, he may know the law, but chooses to ignore it in favor of which ever party he arbitrarily chooses to favor that day. He does not rule from the bench neutrally as he should. His bias and lack of impartiality is abundantly clear. He also tests and plays games, so if you are not prepared or do not know the law and facts, beware!

Other

Comment #: CA10182
Rating:10.0
Comments:
As an attorney who has not actively practiced for more than 20 years, I recently had a wonderful experience as as a trial juror in a case presided over by Judge Beckloff. It was an absolute delight to be in his courtroom. He treated everyone in his Court be they witnesses, jurors, attorneys, or staff with the utmost respect and, indeed, warmth. And yet his friendliness and decency in no way impeded the proceedings, rather, those qualities enhanced the experience for all concerned and did not interfere in any way with his ability to conduct the trial in a fair, impartial and competent manner. I would give him the highest rating possible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10136
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Beckloff is the best. CA8048 appears to have directed his frustration improperly. Judge Beckloff is a mediator. The PVP had a duty to investigate and report any findings of abuse. Beckloff can only rule on issues brought before him.

Other

Comment #: CA9892
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was a juror in a civil case over which he presided. He was very even tempered, fair, punctual, knowledgeable and always engaged in the proceedings. He was also very kind and considerate toward jurors, as well as attorneys and his judicial staff.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9824
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge Beckloff is one of the most competent, intelligent, industrious and committed bench officers I have had the pleasure of trying a case before in all of my 40 year career. His rather bookish appearance conceals a hard working, and firm and confident personality. He is fair and patient, but has no time for nonsense. He handles his calendar with alacrity. Among the best. 617

Other

Comment #: CA9589
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Pathetic. Does not do his research. Completely unprepared and lazy. I am disgusted with his lack of preparation. He needs to go under review.

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.