Hon. Terry A. Bork See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Terry A. Bork


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA22301
Neither bright nor hardworking and has a very poor judicial temperament. Bork holds grudges and is vindictive—even when his conduct impacts the operation of his courtroom

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA15003
Rating:Not Rated
His oversight of the expert and investigator panel is evidence of his government worker type of laziness. It is outdated since 2014! The panels have people who are of such low quality that it is painful to call them regarding possible court appointment. Bork apparently does zero work to keep it updated or to weed out the duds and appears to never recruit real professionals.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14414
Hon. Bork is one in a million! We are lucky to have him on the bench. He has the even temperament of a true champion but he will not be toyed with. I wish all judges were like him. You can trust him to defend justice with his heart.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12866
Pleasant, but seemed unwilling to put forth motivated effort during pre-trial. If there are complexities, I would not rely on him to utilize scholarship or work very hard. 170.6 next time unless it is an easy case.


Comment #: CA12865
The low rating is based on my experience. Judge Bork is very very pleasant to the parties in court. The issue I have with him is that he did not seem to be willing to actually work very hard as a pre-trial judge when I believe it was essential to justice and fairness that he put forth real effort. It seemed to me that his pleasantries could conceal a comfy state employee who is not intellectually interested in working very hard, but rests assured that he will be "liked" and paid for a full day's work anyway. 170.6 next time unless it's an easy case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8408
Judge Bork is a pro. He is evenhanded, fair, and considerate. I have seen his court packed. He never loses his cool and manages his calendar efficiently. He epitomizes what a good judge should be like


Comment #: CA5789
Judge Bork treats everyone with respect. I have watched him manage his court with a firm but fair hand.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3068
Judge Bork now manages the Expert and Investigator applications and placement on the panel for appointments to be paid by the court. He is much more reasonable than the former Judge who had this job. Terry Bork is a smart man and has a very courteous demeanor even when attorneys are being discourteous or outspoken. But he doesn't suffer fools. He is a fair judge and does not oppose the Realignment process.