Hon. Carol Williams Elswick See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Carol Williams Elswick



Comment #: CA17531
great judge. very fair and very knowledgeable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13716
Even if the DA does not request bail, she will set it. She does not care about the facts. A few years back, PD and DA office both were 170.6ing her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10294
When Elswick takes the bench she acts as though she is Judge Judy making mocking comments on the record about the defendant to the audience to get laughs and snickers. She goes out of her way to remand clients, always find them in violation and then smiles as she tells her bailiff to take them away.

She cares more about her God awful makeup and fake lashes then to hear from defendants. She needs to be papered out of Alhambra.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3760
This judge is awesome! She had a very pleasant disposition. Judge Elswick was thoughtful, considerate and evenhanded.

I look forward to appearing in her court again.


Comment #: CA3089
Rating:Not Rated
This judge shouldn't be a judge. She has poor judgment and can't tell when things are different than what she perceives. She's also racist towards white woman and men. She should be taken off the bench. It is a sad day when someone of her low caliber sits on the bench. God help us all.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA235
Rude to defense attorneys and mean to clients. Gave me so much trouble while I was pregnant that the baby's stress test would be off on days I appeared in court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA224
Pro-prosecution, rude to counsel and very demeaning to the clients.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA212
Judge Elswick, in West Covina the past 7-8 years, is abusive to defense attorneys. She demands accommodation for the court and exerts pressure for this end yet does not extend the same courtesy, even in simple pre-trial matters. She is a hanging judge who goes out of her way to suspend driver's licenses and send letters to other courts to violate defendants' probation. She is unpleasant, unprofessional, and downright mean.