Hon. Victor E. Chavez See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Victor E. Chavez


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19520
I tried a four-month jury trial before Judge Chavez and he was an absolute pleasure. He is gentlemanly, interested, patient, thoughtful with his rulings, and even-handed. He loves trials. He actually likes lawyers. And he likes people in general, including the jurors. But he knows how to control his courtroom. Judge Chavez is as fair, impartial and knowledgeable as anyone I've seen on the bench, and I've practiced law for over 40 years, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. I would be happy to have him hear my cases any time, whatever the subject matter.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA18894
Rating:Not Rated
I viewed a trial in his court. He permitted the ambulance chaser lowlife lawyer to get away with murder and this scumbag raked in a lot of cash. There is justice fortunately. I intend to gouge this lowlife lawyer for all of the money that he has sucked dry. My happiness will be when this lowlife is drained of all if his cash and ends up underneath a bridge


Comment #: CA18644
This judge presided over a case in which a surgeon who operated without consent, (removing someone's healthy body parts and destroying and disabling his patient), got off. The trial was a biased mess.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14613
Bless his heart for still taking the Bench every morning. He is hard working and personable. He also is pro defendant and God help you if you are a plaintiff suing a governmental entity. His chambers are a shrine to all police, district attorney and other City and County organizations he supports. The problem is the support does not stay in chambers. It takes he Bench with him.. 170.6 him on any County case or you will be like a salmon swimming upstream against the mighty current. Otherwise, seems to be fair and cares about his cases and his courtroom. A treasure, albeit a biased one.


Comment #: CA13134
Rating:Not Rated
This judge in particular permits the ambulance chasers to rob small business owners. It's a horror to see this occur. This City has become the #1 worst place do business. What a cesspool. Judge doesn't give a damn. He goes and collects his paycheck and could care less. What a rotten society this has become. Shame on you judge!!


Comment #: CA10403
Rating:Not Rated
I sat in his courtroom as a visitor and was horrified as to the "halls of justice" demeanor. Firstly his clerk is a mean scowling miserable creature. Next, the case before the judge was just a sham and should have been dismissed. It's appalling how a judge can permit this raid on humanity to be permitted. I hope that Trump if he has the ability to do so, shuts down these halls of injustice. It's disgusting how these filthy low life lawyers are permitted to rob and rob and rob decent unsuspecting litigants. Shameful. Yet this alleged judges allow it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8577
This judge was assigned as a settlement judge on the eve of trial. He got it settled and did so with a sense of purpose and with civility. He is a long cause trial judge and I would predict he is very fair in the way that he presides over trials. No reason not to use him at all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7336
An excellent trial Judge. Handled our long cause complex matter and was a pleasure to work with.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2183
Great judge. Smart. Is completely unbiased and lets the attorneys try their cases. Excellent jurist.