Hon. Thomas C. Falls See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 4 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)

What others have said about Hon. Thomas C. Falls


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.