Hon. Michael D. Carter See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Michael D. Carter



Comment #: CA556
CA248 nailed it better than I ever could.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA248
If he has any stars it is only because I could not give him less than an 8 for punctuality. He is a terrible judge. He is not bright. Legal concepts, even the most simple ones, are lost on him. He only understands how to rule, illogically at best, in such a way as to hurt a criminal defendant, no matter what the crime. He takes cases personally. He gets very emotional (angry) when dealing with cases. With attorneys he finds attractive (apparently I am one of them) he is flirtatious and invades personal space and still shows bias and vengeance against our clients when handling our cases. He is an embarrassment to the bench. He should be disbarred for terrible judicial temperament, lack of scholarship, and lack of neutrality.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA147
Unless defense counsel is a female he finds attractive, Carter is ruthless in his support of the prosecution.