Hon. Terry A. Green See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 23 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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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Other

Comment #: CA31373
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
CA31371


"Did you provide your client(s) with full disclosures (or any disclosure) of this information, before you were paid?"

^ Perhapsyou should change your day job?

Also, a very, similiar comment, to comment "CA31371, Civil Litigation - Private"-was previously written, on another judge.

Other

Comment #: CA31372
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
CA31371

Did you provide your client(s) with full disclosures (or any disclosure) of this information, before you were paid?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31371
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I’ve had a few appearances in Judge Green’s court. I lost each time. But I have to admit I deserved to lose. My somewhat convoluted theories didn’t fly. Judge Green often sees the deciding issues better than the attorneys and I think that is the cause most of the negative comments. If you have a good case stick w Judge Green

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA29893
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible courtroom. It's small and you can smell the stink of the other attys. Green fits though with the courtroom as he is a pile of stink himself. Reminds me of a torture chamber. So, if you want to be tortured and smell the stank of other crud ball shitty. attys. enjoy yourself.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA26861
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I agree with the comment from CA24524 about the horrendous amount of rotten judges in the LACSC system. BUT, Green is just so mediocre that it's rather sinful to state that he is a good judge. Moderately mediocre is what I would agree to. He shows his art work on his courtroom walls which brings a bit of cheer into the room. Maybe he should resign himself to this talent and hang up the cloak for good.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24524
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Probably the best Judge I have been before in any Court. He is a cut to the chase kind of Judge who sees through B.S. but gives people a chance to be heard. It's too bad there are not more Judges like him. There are so many bad Judges in the LACSC system now that you're best of getting in to Fed Court if you can. I wish there were more Judges in our judicial system like Judge Green. He's smart and compassionate and logical. Best of all he understands what justice is all about.

Litigant

Comment #: CA22290
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Another one of those Stanley Mosk judges who are lazy and just biding their time because they want to "have a reason for getting up in the morning." Well, no one needs these judges because they are just keeping the bench warm and not more than that.

Other

Comment #: CA21864
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was informed by my atty. that Judge Green was one of the better judges at Stanley Mosk so I was happy. Boy, what a let down. If he is one of the good ones what are the others like? He was a big fat let down. Not smart at all. The courtroom is run like a preschool for idiot lawyers who are mostly looking for a quick shakedown from some poor soul litigant and or insurance co. It's so pathetic. I saw lawyers suing for $15k and I thought wow, how depressing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21363
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you are one of the lucky litigants and he "likes you" Judge Green will make a referral for mediation to his wife who is a retired judge now making oodles of money at one of those high priced mediation/arbitration outfits. Where does the honor and buck stop?

Other

Comment #: CA21362
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
His small courtroom reminds me of a mental institution complete with art work scattered on the walls which are signs of self help or... Hear the judge's memorized court room rant. Hear the lawyer's memorized psychotic rant. I understand that Camarillo St. Mental Institution was closed but am thinking that perhaps Stanley Mosk "a similar "mental institution" should be shut down too. Look at the faces that wander the halls and courtrooms, complete zombies amid the filth and squalor that permeates its walls.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA20040
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you're looking for a moron judge, this guy is for you! guy has a low iq and a bad attitude and can't remember anything. real piece of g-a-r-b-a-g-e

Litigant

Comment #: CA16792
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In response to another comment as to the judge finding some cases fun. I found this remark so very true. Apparently the judge unfortunately doesn't realize nor care that being in litigation is very stressful for all concerned parties, especially the defendant. He should change his tone in court about the fun cases he desires to be tried in his court. In lieu perhaps many of his fun cases should be axed as they no doubt are without merit and simply methods for the usual ambulance chaser to shake down the opposing side.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA16682
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I think the person that does all of the work for this judge is the guy (resembles the judge but younger) who comes out into the audience and sits quietly and smirks. Just seems like this is the judge's clerk who does all of the work. Judge Green just appears, recites the same script and this is the life of the judge. If you want a judge like this then so be it. I just had the strong sense that Judge Green doesn't know really too much about his cases and it's the clerk who is the mastermind of the rulings. So, if you want a judge who passes his cases on to the clerk to decide then this is the place for you.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16658
Rating:1.0
Comments:
You would be better off with a scarecrow than with this guy as your judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13551
Rating:5.6
Comments:
More interested in how "fun" a case will be than in the law. Easily swayed by an interesting complaint. Easy-going judge to deal with, though, and generally a nice guy.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13147
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Green IS THE BEST PERIOD. You have to love a judge who sincerely asks: "How can I help you today". He knows the spirit and letter of the law. He inspires everyone who appears in his court to do their best for their clients and the judicial system. I don't know him personally or socialize with him. He doesn't always rule in my favor but I always respect his analysis, research and how he reached his decision. Overtime I leave his court, I wonder: "Why don't we have more Terry Green's on the bench?" He loves what he does and is one of the best judges I've know in 45 years of practice.

Other

Comment #: CA12191
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Biased, weak, prejudmental of what he thinks of case even before , during and after trial to get his outcome. Even when jury decide differently he find way to over rule their verfict . as a witness i was made feel like fool as he felt i was a dentist and why did i help my friend look for justice by our court system? I believe our courts he would find justice but instead i even found unjust treatment and disrepect from this judge and embarrased to be American that day only to seen decline how this judge handled the case. Despite winning with evidence my friend saw the judge decide a new trial was needed bevause he "felt" more to case. Totally an embarrassment to the judicial system we should respect but not with this judge. Remove him please!!

Litigant

Comment #: CA12185
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is funny, but not at all judicious. He admits he does not read the pleadings after claiming to read them. On the record he has said so many things that discriminate against women and he is a very seemingly good guy who hates justice. A fake. A fraud. A wolf in sheep's clothing. Untrustworthy. Definitely don't fall for his nice guy act, he doesn't understand the law at all and always sides with big business even if someone has been violently wronged. A very shady character who for the state, harms its citizens by denying our constitutional right. File a 170.6 trust me.

Other

Comment #: CA10297
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge decides against jury verdicts, even break law and sides with side he wants even when all evidence opposite...just because he has feeling. Very unfair judge and even when says the people theives in court...hands them the property and victim left fighting for years.Hes an idiot....and makes his own laws and not follow law like a judge should.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10141
Rating:4.9
Comments:
As another reviewer said, this judge presents well at first, seeming amiable. But he's an idiot that shoots from the hip. Worse yet, he thinks he's brilliant. If you have a complex legal issue, you should use pop-up pictures in your brief and bring puppets to your oral argument. Also, he likes to hear himself talk, especially about his boring old war stories. He is a fairly nice guy, but I'd rather have a grump that either knows the law or is able to learn it.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10028
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terry Green is the worst judge in California hands down. He ignores the law, he has no respect for anything except big money litigant. Get rid of him ASAP, file 170.6 as soon as he is assigned to you. It appears that he has mental disability, he thinks he knows it all. Again get rid of him. 170.6 will save you

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5954
Rating:9.8
Comments:
- Professional
- Judge's judge
- Takes the time to read briefs
- Personable and neutral disposition
- Practical
- Runs a good courtroom
- Good staff

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5618
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Terry Green is attentive and fair. He is knowledgeable and candid. Do you homework prior to going before him, as he will be familiar with your case. Be confident, polite and ready to argue your points as a matter of law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5533
Rating:8.5
Comments:
You may not always get the ruling you want; but this judge will read your papers personally, educate himself on the law in your area if he doesn't know it or remember it, and give well-reasoned opinion. He is bright and hard working. He is pleasant on the bench. He is one of the few judges who still reads summary judgment motions Himself . . . on the weekends . . . I fell like I get a fair shake from him; even if I don't always win. PS: Football analogies are helpful in this courtroom!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5462
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Tried a civil jury trial before Judge Green and found him to be even-handed with an excellent temperament, both assets when in the heat of trial. If he was not familiar with an issue he would be study the subject matter before making a ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5369
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Judge Green is one of my top 5 in the whole county. Although a bit long winded, I'll take that any day from a judge who, when his obvious mistake is pointed out by counsel, doesn't bolster or get defensive or rude. He just admits his mistake and fixes it. He's is also knowledgeable, fair, patient and has a tremendously well run courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4873
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Judge Green is very competent and a pleasure to try a case before. If he does not know the law applicable to your case, educate him and he will pick it up fast.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3279
Rating:2.4
Comments:
I came to hate his god damn war stories. This judge presents as a likable guy, put he has a shoot from the hip approach to his job. He will ask during your first appearance "What's this case about?" because he can figure out everything he needs to know about your case in less than a minute; that's how long you have to win him over. If you don't make your sell in that one-minute pitch, you have lost your case. Unfortunately, that makes him typical of judges in the California courts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3032
Rating:8.3
Comments:
Reads everything and is willing to listen to a good argument. Don't let his very conservative politics fool you - he's even-handed if not even a little plaintiff-friendly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2715
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Applies Terry Green Law. Biased. Lazy.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1822
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Very likable judge who works hard and reads what is before him. In one case, however, he seemed predisposed towards one side and had difficulty with a very complex issue. In other cases, he was fair. I agree with other comments that he is pragmatic.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA527
Rating:9.4
Comments:
How can you not like this judge. User friendly; industrious; reads what is put in front of him; and pragmatic. I agree with another reader--wish other judges were like him. He is a keeper.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA107
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Green needs to get some serious credit. He is a smart judge who works hard and could hardly be more fair. I am tempted to say he is the perfect judge, but I know that sounds like I am gushing. He reads everything. He listens. He is friendly. He is practical. I found him great! (And no, I don't know him personally or work for him, etc.) He is just a great guy who is very fair. I honestly wish there were a hundred more like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Great judge. He is smart, hard-working, and incredibly fair.