Hon. James R. Dabney See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.1 - 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. James R. Dabney



Comment #: CA41614
Rating:Not Rated
I just had to do jury duty in this court and am totally in love with the court stenographer. The whole jury was. What a kind lady. Gave us goodies sometimes we waited and said hi to us everyday. The judge had an underlying sense of humor you could tell was bursting to shine through, but given the nature of the trial I can see why it didn’t happen. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend! Lol. But on all honesty, I expected much worse and it just wasn’t as horrible as everyone makes it out to be.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA38914
One of the best courtrooms in this building. Staff certainly has a good rapport and works well together. Would happily appear appear before this bench officer again. Found judge to be very fair. Gave my client another chance I didn’t think he was going to get. Very willing to help the client if client shows willingness to keep trying. Courtroom run well. Professional, yet sometimes entertaining.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7234
Judge Dabney is the kind of guy you would go with to a Dodger game. Would I want to try another case in front of him? Probably not, but he's better than most of the judges at LAX.