Hon. Peter Paul Espinoza See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Peter Paul Espinoza



Comment #: CA19361
Steady, thoughtful and compassionate. It is obvious that this man truly cares about the people who appear in his courtroom and it is evidenced by the way he guides and leads people to make good choices and have good judgement.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8612
Judge of Judges. This man is the epitome of judicial temperament. Compassionate to victims of crime, tough on repeat offenders, and a treasure to our courts.


Comment #: CA5327
Hon. Peter espinoza is a geat judge.
Very warm and compassionate. He gave me my new life and a second chance.


Comment #: CA2156
This judge presented himself to me (in a petition for a Certificate of Rehabilitation) as being VERY INDECISIVE! He seemed to enjoy putting off a decision on my CR petition FOR AN ADDITIONAL YEAR (like the previous 10 I had waited to file it were not enough!), so that some other judge could make the actual decision! Indecisive judges have NO BUSINESS IN A COURTROOM!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA342
Judge Espinoza lacks so much in sheer intelligence that it is pathetic. He is a prime example of why affirmative action, as a social program, gets attacked. There had to be some reason for his elevation to the bench, but it certainly was not his legal abilities. If he was as inept as an attorney as he is on the bench, his elevation may be a triumph of mercy, if nothing else. He truly is so mediocre it is painful to watch. He has no judicial backbone or virility, and will jump at shadows that are not even present. His primary objective is to make sure that the District Attorney doesn't get mad at him.