Hon. Robert J. Higa See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Robert J. Higa


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10346
I tried a complex, high-profile criminal case in front of Judge Higa. He was excellent throughout and never gave the jury a hint as to how he felt about my client's guilt or innocence. Although I didn't win them all, his pretrial rulings were well thought out and rational. As a trial judge he is a pleasure to appear before -- courteous but in control of his courtroom. And he makes the trial run on time! Among the best, and I've been doing this 38 years.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7687
Rating:Not Rated
I was in Judge Higa's court several years ago, and cannot comment sufficiently about how careful and thoughtful he is in all regards.

He also works extremely hard and painstakingly in chambers to try to craft a settlement that may resolve a matter without taking it to trial.

First class bench officer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6924
This judge is no nonsense. HE doesn't care which side you represent, he cares about the quality of the hearing. He lets you put on your case. I would be happy to try all of my cases before Judge Higa.