Hon. Joseph A. Brandolino See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Joseph A. Brandolino



Comment #: CA12358
Judge Brandolino is a breath of fresh air in our legal system. He is tough on those with criminal tendencies, yet he understands that young offenders can often redeem themselves if given a second chance. He often rules against prosecutors who are more interested in collecting promotion cookie points by going after hapless young men. Judge Brandolio is what America was always about - a person deserves a second chance. I just wish there were many more judges like him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3933
Probably the most soft-spoken judge in the county. He never gets ruffled, and treats all parties with kindness, no matter how inappropriately they may act. Also incredibly brilliant, without a trace of arrogance. It is a joy to appear before this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1959
Rating:Not Rated
Excellent Judge -- Better person

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA463
Wonderful judicial temperament. An intelligent, thoughtful, insightful judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA457
Joe has a law degree from Harvard and is a lot smarter than many of his brethren on the bench. Yet, he is always able to look at a defendant and say, "there but for the grace of God go I." He is a diligent worker and is a credit to the judiciary.