Hon. Lisa Hart Cole See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Lisa Hart Cole


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6545
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Are the people of this state going to just sit back and allow our tax dollars to go against our well being by paying the salaries of complete Morons,who believe that something in their lives makes them far superior to the rest of us.Have things gone that far downhill?God help us all.

Other

Comment #: CA6523
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I guess it doesnt matter if this goes under non-attorney rating,just means its more likely to be honest.I have never met judge Cole personally and as she dismissed my causes before getting anywhere and paying a great deal of hard earned dollars for that I have just a few things to say.She does have her opinions and yes she def needs to go,where is another question I know off the top of my head a few places but .Def on the corporate payroll could be a bank or large company like a cable company or like that.she ignored my evidence of fraud,deceptive business practices and took a unsigned example of a "destroyed" document that again will set me back over 30k,and its fraudulent,never signed,prepared by a fictitious person.No record of anything and she's the best.Thank you for destroying all that I have worked and saved for.

Other

Comment #: CA6522
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I guess it doesnt matter if this goes under non-attorney rating,just means its more likely to be honest.I have never met judge Cole personally and as she dismissed my causes before getting anywhere and paying a great deal of hard earned dollars for that I have just a few things to say.She does have her opinions and yes she def needs to go,where is another question I know off the top of my head a few places but .Def on the corporate payroll could be a bank or large company like a cable company or like that.she ignored my evidence of fraud,deceptive business practices and took a unsigned example of a "destroyed" document that again will set me back over 30k,and its fraudulent,never signed,prepared by a fictitious person.No record of anything and she's the best.Thank you for destroying all that I have worked and saved for.

Litigant

Comment #: CA6377
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worse. Possibly racist. Definitely sexist. A true idiot. Definitely incompetent. Make sure you go before her with an attorney and audio record all appearances.

Litigant

Comment #: CA6152
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Her performance is lousy. A pure idiot.
Arrogant & unlearned. She claimed to never had heard of a Permanent Injunction. She should not be re-elected. My true feeling cannot be expressed or they would be deleted from this site. At $185,000 per year she is stealing. She works for the taxpayers has she forgotten? Yes!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5770
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Opinionated, arrogant and impunctual. On the positive side, she does give out detailed tentative rulings but tends to make short shrift of complex or detailed legal arguments, opting to treat them cavalierly rather than give them serious consideration.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5708
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Extremely moody, better in mornings than afternoons. Took almost a year to get a judgment entered after trial was over. Can be extremely condescending to female lawyers. She is often rude to all lawyers. Does not like to think. If she decides she does not like you, you are pretty much dead to her. She is inconsistent in her rulings, even in the same case. Extremely Arrogant. Always at least 45 minutes late

Litigant

Comment #: CA4889
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Never, ever go in front of Judge Cole without a jury and a court reporter, or you will end up very sorry and very poor.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3400
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A Very rude and self important Judge, who made it clear that her judgements go to the highest bidder.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3304
Rating:8.3
Comments:
I have tried a case to a jury in front of her, and had her as the judge in several other cases -- both in Beverly Hills and in Santa Monica. I thought was very reasonable in pre-trial matters (even though she has ruled against me on several occasions) and an excellent trial judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3088
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I see negative comments about this jurist, but she had very detailed law and motion tentatives that really were scholarly/above what I have seen over the years. She also showed a deftness in getting the matter settled with shuttle diplomacy of a fair, but pointed nature. Do not agree with negative reviews of Judge Cole.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3020
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is frivolous, self-centered, emotion-laden, materialistic, illogical and irrational well-brainwashed buffoons who consider herself to be some self absorbed Precious Princesses and assume the world revolves around her.
There are a few, too few, decent judges but you have an enormous amount of chaff to dig through before you MAY find a decent one. This one should be avoided at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2149
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Extremely moody, better in mornings than afternoons. Took almost a year to get a judgment entered after trial was over. Can be extremely condescending to female lawyers. She is often rude to all lawyers. Does not like "details" of any type -- rules based on gut reaction, macro-type analysis even when case requires attention to details. If she decides she does not like you, your client, your expert or your case, you are pretty much dead meat. She is inconsistent in her rulings, even in the same case. Huge ego.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1207
Rating:2.9
Comments:
Generally-uninformed jurist. Overly emotional. Beware if she does not like you, or likes your opponent. You can do much, much better than her in the West District.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA367
Rating:8.3
Comments:
Excellent jurist. Fair. Looks at the big picture. Wants to do justice. Don't worry about "form over substance" with this judge. She wants to get to the right result.