Hon. Marguerite D. Downing See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 2 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. Marguerite D. Downing



Comment #: CA42305
This judge is truly horrible. She is biased and does not follow the law. She is crooked and her behavior shocks the mind and leaves you in disbelieve. If you see other comments giving her praises they are on the payroll or affiliated someway to this terrorist. do your research and you will see.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10840
Judge Downing handled two Dependency Court cases I recently worked on, and she was pretty good. No case makes everyone happy so there's always someone on the losing end. In her recent rulings, it wasn't the children who lost and they were protected. She was clear about the reasons the parents didn't get what they wanted in each case. She followed the law. No complaints.


Comment #: CA6616
The system converts children into cash which destroys families and their lives. Families are forcibly separated from their children based on unsubstantiated or outright false allegations of child abuse. Children in child protective services (CPS) have been abused, wounded, brain washed, drugged, adopted out and some have even died. Marguerite Downing ordered to detain all 3 of my children at Edmund Eldermans Children's Courthouse without any substantial proof based only on false allegations. Marguerite Downing your judicial system is corrupt & detaining children for bonus checks to keep your so called "job" in business is outrageous & against the law! Shame on you Marguerite "downer" My children are not paychecks!


Comment #: CA5087
Rating:Not Rated
She is an evil block woman had been chosen to become a judge with no moral, no ethical. The worst thing she did is to help her co-worker, another LA county judge, Judge Ernest Hiroshige not to come in to her court room and to cover up his paternity issue, so that he did not have to pay child support and he did not have to be face the law. Friends help friend to break the law as a judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2790
Affirmative action judge. Whites need not apply.