Hon. Samantha P. Jessner See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Samantha P. Jessner


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6178
Rating:7.6
Comments:
In a civil case, Judge was professional, researched the law and allowed both sides to present their case in a fair manner. Be prepared to state the legal basis to any objection you raise and have supporting case law handy.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5318
Rating:1.8
Comments:
She is rude and unprofessional. Each time I have gone before her it has been obvious she did not read the moving papers. She makes offhanded comments in the galley as her "rulings" rather than discussing matters in chambers or taking the bench, likely so that her comments do not become part of the record. She is undeserving of the title "Honorable".

Court Staff

Comment #: CA4312
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Jessner is a psychopath. Her ability to make life-altering rulings is a tragedy. Her mother is the head of the Bar (Patricia Philips), and this makes Sammy Jessner think she can get away with anything. She will go down in history as one of the vilest and most dangerous judges to ever sit on the bench. (And she has a lot of competition!)

Litigant

Comment #: CA3919
Rating:3.0
Comments:
She really is what these people are saying about her. I went in to get my gun rights back after the LAPD put me on a 5150 for 2 hours and then let me go because they realized it was absurd. The DA in the mental health department agreed to submit to my request and recommended that the court give me back my rights. She still denied me. When I told her politely that she had no justification for doing so, she said, "I'm in charge." I then told her: "I'll be contacting the Judicial Affairs Committee, your Honor." She then retracted her verdict and recused herself. The judge in the courtroom right next door immediately agreed to my request and I had my rights back in five minutes. She is truly a very, very scary woman, considering that there are thousands of women just like her nationwide ruining people's lives.

Other

Comment #: CA2296
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Insane.
EXTREMELY rude to petitioners and has no respect for the law or even HER courtroom employees. Might as well jump to the State appeals court if you are within a 10-foot pool radius of this nut.

Litigant

Comment #: CA1748
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The pits. Evil, biased, and dangerous. She is out of a nightmare. I will be haunted for life due to the vile choices of this Judge Samantha Jessner.
Ruthless, amoral, and phony to the core.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1384
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Samantha Jessner is a corrupt and disgusting woman.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1177
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Samantha Jessner is a shill for the prosecution. She will give them anything they want whenever they want it. She is willing to destroy people to further her own agenda. Disgusting representative of the judiciary. I understand she is under investigation.