Hon. David B. Gelfound See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 7 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. David B. Gelfound


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA19333
Extremely biased in favor of law enforcement whims.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13444
Excellent judge. Intelligent, patient and great temperament.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10307
Arrogant is putting it mildly. He's in the DA's pocket. Can't make a decision on his own; runs with whatever the DA wants. Doesn't read motions filed by the defense. DA's don't have to file opposition to win. Favors men over women. Just wait to have a side bar in the back hallway - attorneys never go into his chambers. He aligns himself with the security camera, thinking the sheriffs are watching him. This is how little he thinks of attorneys and how paranoid he is about being attacked by lawyers. I guess if he was a fair judge he wouldn't have to be worried about being attacked.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9617
Gelfound is beyond arrogant. Like the other comment said, definitely 170.6 him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8135
Judge David Gelfound is essentially a second District Attorney/prosecutor in the courtroom. He will give the prosecution whatever they want and will completely shorthand the defense. He is extremely arrogant and wants everyone to know he owns the court and its officers within it. A definite 170.6. With that said, however, I will say outside of the courtroom he is a very nice person - that is what caught me so off guard.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7898
Outstanding Judge with even temperament. Willing to learn if he doesn't know something, and extremely organized. Love being in his courtroom.