Hon. Thomas C. Falls See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Thomas C. Falls


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23150
Judge Thomas Falls is lazy, disregards the law and facts. and biased towards the plaintiff. Unprofessional and egregious at every turn! Recuse this judge! Protect your client and the integrity of our judicial system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22287
Nice man but very conservative. He certainly listens to the evidence and gives attention to counsel when arguing; however, perhaps his years as a prosecutor have made him conservative to the extent that he leans toward the defense.


Comment #: CA21438
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Falls is a disaster, master manipulator with no regard for the rule of law. Be very wary if you are stuck with him and cannot get a new judge. Falls likes to go off record to badger and bully the defendant. Object every time he says he wants to go off record. There is not a court report present just audio taping. Beware this judge has ulterior motives.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA20165
In my 50 years of practice I've never had a judge treat my civil case as though the defendant were a criminal, constantly stated such no matter how many times I informed him my client is has never been arrested or convicted of any crime. This judge rules any way he wants -- the rule of law be damned! It is my opinion this judge is influenced by outside parties.


Comment #: CA20139
Thomas Falls sitting on the bench is a travesty of the law. Falls blatantly hates defendants, ignores the law, dares counsel to appeal stating he doesn't care, and is unethical immoral making back room deals. If assigned to his court -- Get a new judge! He's an angry hateful fat man!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12075
Terrible. A drain on tax payers. Absolutely no empathy, doesn't even attempt to consider or read any recommendations from other courts, programs, current status reports on progress. Single minded and tempermental in the court room. Likes to overfill the jails in his power trips.


Comment #: CA12074
The President of the United States declared a national emergency of opioid addiction. An epidemic. This is how Judge Falls responds to this emergency. A 32 yr old father, first time in 15 years sober, just successfully completed a 6 month program with Salvation Army, enrolled in a 2nd phase, helping others with their addiction, and at the beginning of getting his family and career back. Judge Falls sees fit to put him in JAIL for 3 weeks for a past warrant of paraphernalia and narcotics. Bet LA taxpayers love this judge!! No wonder on overcrowded jails.....


Comment #: CA12072
Very unprofessional! In my opinion he shouldn’t be a judge. He makes hasty decisions without even really looking at the information or the individual. He is a good reason why our California jail system is over crowded.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10330
Not the worst judge in Pomona. Would go to him over several other judges there.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7233
Unlike many other judges in Pomona, Judge Falls is deceptively pleasant on the bench. His folksy style becomes a tad annoying with his kneejerk rulings in favor of the prosecution and his tendency to make up the law as he goes along.