Hon. Michael B. Harwin See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Michael B. Harwin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7749
Very good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5715
A great judge. He is respectful of attorneys and litigants. Cuts to the chase. Wish all my cases were before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4554
This is one of the best judges in the county, and in the country. It is very lucky to be assigned to him. He should be sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1839
Rating:Not Rated
I found him to be brisk and to the point. Not unpleasant at all. He was what I want a judge to be: fast, fair, polite but not mean and not overly nice. I don't want a judge who is "nice" but incompetent: he's had enough experience to know what he's doing w/o needing 20 pages of paper as well.


Comment #: CA1632
His title as JUDGE should be removed to EXECUTOR ,he is rude difiant very unpleasant and really very biased.
Do not aapear before him as justice will not prevail