Hon. Laura C. Ellison See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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* 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. Laura C. Ellison


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3695
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Ellison, who is married to a LA Sheriff's detective, was moved from the criminal court because of complaints of unfairness. I have seen police wandering back and forth into her chambers without defense attorneys as if they were court staff. I see that she has not fared any better in the civil courtroom, murdering a poor man who was completely not at fault, because his bank admitted making a mistake. If there's a Hell, she's going there; if not, Hell is her courtroom.

Other

Comment #: CA3690
Rating:1.0
Comments:
RE: Larry Delassus vs Wells Fargo
I would like to know who were the financial backers of Miss Ellison when she running for Superior Court Judge in L.A. County. There is yet another stench of injustice wafting up from Los Angeles County! Signed: A Disgusted Taxpayer

Other

Comment #: CA3532
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ground up an old man and let him die. Heaven help us if this is the quality of jurist we have currently presiding in California. Aided and abetting the financial machine in the wanton destruction of a poor guy's life.

Other

Comment #: CA3531
Rating:1.0
Comments:
"He argued that putting him (Larry Delassus) in default was an error originally created by the bank’s tax service subcontractor" (Easy Reader News, January 9, 2013)
Is there any evidence to show who the bank's (Wells Fargo) tax service subcontractor was?
Did the "honorable" judge make any enquiry to that fact? The subcontractor should not be in business to create mistakes and therefore should pay the consequences, along with the bank.
Wells Fargo Litigation Support Manager, Michael Dolan, defies human decency with his definition of 'fair'. He is the epitome of how the French and Russian revolutions began.
Invite Madame Guillotine and bring on the revolution!

Other

Comment #: CA3529
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She let an old man die. Disrobe this disgusting excuse for a human!

Other

Comment #: CA3523
Rating:10.0
Comments:
As A shareholder of Wells Fargo I find that this judge is both brave and insightful. She stood up and was prepared to do what was right in light of popular opinion.


...takes guts. hutzpah!

Other

Comment #: CA3517
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My only regret is that I could not give this woman a Zero... That One rating fills me with indignant rage. Get her out of here.

Other

Comment #: CA3516
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What was this woman doing on the bench? I am a retired Naval Officer, My father lives in the same county she presides in and that scares me. Ethics charges need to be brought against her and she needs to be removed until she can explain her actions. Elected officials are accountable to the people; hold her as such!

Other

Comment #: CA3515
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I read the Delassus/Wells Fargo case. This judge should be removed immediately. Shame on her.

Other

Comment #: CA3511
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Despicable person. How do you sleep at night? Should be removed from the bench...http://www.laweekly.com/2013-03-07/news/wells-fargo-typo-victim-dead-larry-delassus/full/

Other

Comment #: CA3507
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Needs to be investigate for involvement with the banking industry and her ethics as she apparently lets the side she is going to rule in favor know ahead of time. Her ruling in Wells Fargo case was unexcuseable. Considering she was going to let the bank completely off when the entire situation occurred because of their bad records. Obviously she is very pro business and big money, fire her before she harms more people with her money loving ways.

Other

Comment #: CA3506
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Please investigate any personal dealings and/or financial interests she may have in the banking industry. Her decisions in the Wells Fargo case are negligent at best, criminal at worst.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3505
Rating:1.0
Comments:
how does she sleep at night, dispicable

Other

Comment #: CA3504
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not an impressive record.

Other

Comment #: CA3502
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shameful in the Wells Fargo case

Litigant

Comment #: CA3498
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This woman needs to be fired immediately. She is incompetent and utterly biased. She needs to be removed from the bench immediately.

Other

Comment #: CA3497
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Really a travesty that she intended to ruke in favor of the bank in the Dellassus case. Under what grounds could the bank not be negligent? This truly defies logic and would seem to cast doubt as to the judges impartiality and indepence. Shame on you

Other

Comment #: CA3495
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ellison should be investigated due to her ruling in the Dellassus case. What happened is a travesty. She should be disciplined by the California Judicial Council at the very least.

Other

Comment #: CA3494
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am sickened by her ruling in the Delassus vs. Wells Fargo case. Someone so unapologetically beholden to corporate interests at the expense of innocent citizens should not be on the bench!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3493
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Utterly shamelessly disgusting trash of a character. Corruption at its most tragic display.

Other

Comment #: CA3491
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If I could give a a negative number for the ratings I would. It nauseates me that thecourts allow corporate shills to adjudicate cases for banking behemoths like Wells Fargo against a lovely human being who was grievously wronged. The "Honorable" Judge Ellison? Not even close.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3489
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The judge's ruling in the Wells Fargo cases volumes about her character and ability as a judge: She is a disgrace!

Other

Comment #: CA3487
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge! She intended to side with Wells Fargo in a summary judgment against Larry Delassus, who literally died in the courtroom while fighting Wells Fargo for MISTAKENLY foreclosing on his house due to a TYPO made by Wells Fargo! How could a judge want to rule against the victim???

Other

Comment #: CA3486
Rating:1.0
Comments:
An absolute disgrace to the bench. The disregard with which she handled the Delassus case is inexcusable. What Wells Fargo did was criminal, this Judge aided and abetted their theft of this gentleman's home and his untimely death. Do NOT reelect her.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3485
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Larry Delassus vs. Wells Fargo case is evidence enough to remove Judge Ellison from her job permanently. That someone so corrupt can hold a position of power is an insult to our legal system. She belongs behind bars.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3484
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disgraceful, unprofessional, lazy, arrogant, hostile manner. SHould be nowhere near a courtroom, unless dumping the trash at night.

Other

Comment #: CA3483
Rating:1.0
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Reg the Wells Fargo / Delassus case.
Dis-bar. Should NOT be anywhere near a courtroom. She should be ordered to live homeless.

Other

Comment #: CA3482
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Nothing "Honorable" about a person who would help a huge bank steal money and a house from a poor,b disabled veteran. She may carry the title, but she doesn't deserve it.

Other

Comment #: CA3481
Rating:1.0
Comments:
http://www.laweekly.com/2013-03-07/news/wells-fargo-typo-victim-dead-larry-delassus/

The fact that she sided with a bank that was in the wrong, and charged the late Mr. Delassus more than $13,000 that he did not owe is absolutely deplorable. Ms. Ellison is a complete disgrace to the legal and judicial system, and should be ashamed of herself.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3479
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very disturbing that Judge Ellison sided with Wells Fargo in this case. She should NOT be reelected. This is what the COURTS are for...to help balance when laws don't work. It is clear that Wells Fargo was in error and that their error had devastating consequences for this disabled man, who through NO fault of his own, and full fault of Wells Fargo, lost his home, his credit and then, sadly, his life due to the enormous stress and unfairness of what Wells Fargo, and Judge Ellison, did to him. Quite appalling that Judge Ellison did NOT do her job here.

Other

Comment #: CA3476
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a disgrace on the criminal justice system

Other

Comment #: CA3475
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a disgrace on the criminal justice system

Other

Comment #: CA3474
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The fact that she indicated she would rule in favor of Wells Fargo shows she is part of what is sick in our society. I am sick at heart about what this man went through. Alas! I went through it with Bank of American and there is NO help for any of us being abused by the banks and I thought at least judges would be impartial and do the right thing. If she was voted in, she should be voted out. If she was appointed, she should be fired. She disgusts me.

Other

Comment #: CA3473
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After Wells Fargo, based upon their own error, foreclosed on the wrong person, a disabled man, and sold his home out from under him, the (dis)Honorable Laura Ellison actually had the gall to side with the bank! She should be removed from the bench. A disgrace to jurisprudence.

Other

Comment #: CA3472
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What does she think of the now infamous Wells Fargo case she decided? We need to replace her now.

Other

Comment #: CA3471
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Awful, I hope the campaign contribution was worth the blood on your hands. Side with the bank when all the evidence, points to the bank's error. Way to go! And he was a veteran no less congratulations on killing him when enemy combatants couldn't.

Other

Comment #: CA3470
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Corporate sellout. She will rule with banks and big business regardless of the facts.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3468
Rating:1.0
Comments:
disgusting stooge for the big banks...get rid of this p.o.s.

Other

Comment #: CA3467
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Questionable ethics with a bias towards corporate America. Ridiculous!

Other

Comment #: CA3465
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Just another corporate lackey in the government. Doing the dirty work of Wells Fargo for them. I'm sure she sleeps well at night.

Other

Comment #: CA3464
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is the judge that sided with Wells Fargo after they effectively threw a disabled man out of his house, then hounded him for money he didn't owe, until he actually died in court. This is a TERRIBLE "judge". She should be impeached. SHAME.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3463
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge. Unfair, beholden to money.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3274
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In response to CA2151 PLEASE REFER TO CASE# YA058041 & YA058041 WHEN Jun 26 , 2004 TANAKA P D. ERIC PERRODIN DA and ERIC TAYLOR after your interet tell America this woman is not of the organize crime. I was arested under false pretend to captivity in LA county jail for 13 months & persecuted under do call special circumstance for something that"s never occurred.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2956
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Laura C. Ellison does not give a fair trial. She is friends with lawyers and will do favors for them to help her friends win cases. She almost never sides with the defendant.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2325
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is an incredibly biased, law and order judge. I witnessed police officers going into and out of her chambers as if they belonged there, without defense attorneys. In my case, I was rearrested with her knowledge as I came to court, on trumped up new charges that the prosecutor dismissed when I pled guilty to avoid a trip to county jail. I cannot imagine her in an unlawful detainer trial, no one would ever win. Her husband, BTW, is a Sheriff's detective.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2151
Rating:7.7
Comments:
She handles UD trials and limited jurisdiction cases. I tried one jury trial before her (hundreds of UD bench trials) and have always been satisfied. Her staff is great. She lets you try your case, does not get caught up in a bunch of "rules" and is easy going but still in charge. She knows when to be tough, as well.