Hon. Leslie E. Brown See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 6 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA18814
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I come from a 4-generation line of Law Enforcement Officers and Attorneys and have been in court on numerous occasions. I honestly felt Leslie Brown was the most biased Judge I've ever seen on the bench.

I had a dispute with a bad landlord whose years of willful negligence caused a massive construction project on my building, making my home unlivable for several months. I insisted the landlord discount my rent, which was being MORE than reasonable as no one who wasn't already living there would have paid a penny for it.

I'll spare the details but the repair project dragged in through the entire Summer and was beyond normally awful. For just one thing, nearly all of the circular saw work was done right next to my kitchen window.

Fed up, I went and got proof that the landlord had been failing official inspections for years and neglecting to do proper repairs simply because he was too cheap and greedy to be bothered. My own building Manager told me private he was disgusted with the landlord, but obviously he couldn't jeopardize his own job by backing me up in court.

Well, I couldn't afford an attorney, so I had no choice but to represent myself. Still, I figured my folder full of official evidence from city inspectors would give me a fighting chance.

Wrong. The landlord was represented by an attorney who Leslie Brown knew from previous cases. So Brown not only allowed the landlord to perjure himself, but practically accused me of making up my story.

How could he, when I brought evidence proving it was true? LESLIE BROWN REFUSED TO EVEN LOOK AT MY EVIDENCE. It wasn't a folder full of "hearsay" or "character witness" stuff written by who knows who -- they were OFFICIAL CITY INSPECTION REPORTS.

Years and years of them.
Proof of failure after failure.
Judge Brown didn't want to see it.

I couldn't believe it.

I've never seen a Judge conduct himself so disgracefully.

I truly wish I could have afforded an attorney and a court reporter, because we could have called for a mistrial right there if he refused to see it, and appealed his unbelievably biased decision if need be.

Leslie Brown is the last Judge you want to see if you're a tenant in a Civil suit with a landlord. If you can't avoid him, be sure to get an attorney who's familiar with him.

My guess would be that Leslie Brown has a long history of siding with landlords, and is predisposed against giving tenants a truly fair and impartial hearing.

We'll all supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law.

But based on what I saw, you probably won't be in Leslie Brown's courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10027
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible judge, very biased. I proved in court that the defendant was lying to the judge. But Brown ruled against me, saying he had more credibility. Brown yelled at me for no reason, and he later apologized for his outburst. He should not be on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: CA8389
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unkind, no ability or interest in seeking truth or justice. I hope karma repays him.

Other

Comment #: CA8374
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Very smart, courteous and highly professional.

Litigant

Comment #: CA6248
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very fair. Will not let anyone pull a fast one in his courtroom.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3057
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What a disgrace. Perhaps the most bigoted judge I have seen. The Chief Justice should also be held accountable during the next election as well. Brown should be forced to retire, or move to a valley courtroom. No respect whatsoever for people living under rent control.

If you want justice and you are a tenant - avoid Brown at all costs. There is more perjury tolerated in this courtroom by landlords then I have seen in any other. Disgusted. Justice in Brown's "courtroom" does not exist. He has no integrity. If you cannot avoid him - insist on a jury at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3055
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I think he is demented or else a monster disguised under the robe; totally lacks judicial temperament; he knows nothing and is downright hateful if he dislikes you. A disgrace to the bench. 170.6 him without question

Other

Comment #: CA2859
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A person would be better served in a third world country than be in this Judge's courtroom. Most especially if you are a tenant. He does not know law. He is ego driven. He will rule EVERY TIME for the Landlord. Do not go before this Judge without a jury.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2179
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I sat in this courtroom is disbelief. If you are a Tenant going into this courtroom, 1) be sure you have an Attorney that works exclusively in Tenant rights and 2) try to change venue to another courtroom & most importantly as others have mentioned, you must insist on a Jury.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2063
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge needs to go - the Dis-honerable Leslie Brown. Disgusting, unfair & unkind. I agree with other comments - if you want a fair shot a justice - DEMAND A JURY - it is your right - and your only chance [redacted by Ed.]

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2059
Rating:4.9
Comments:
Terrible temperament for a judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1900
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not a fact based judge - he should be voted out. The man has not integrity -complete bias toward Landlord. I hope karma visits him & he looses his home. His court needs to be investigated by the DA - seriously. I have completely lost my faith in our Justice System. Judge Stone: Shame on you for letting this man supervise anything above traffic court.

Other

Comment #: CA1817
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge brown is the most unfair inappropiate judge ever to sit on the bench. Totally unqualified as far as being able to grasp situations. As bad as they come. No person should have to be subjected to such a fool.