Hon. Michael M. Johnson See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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)

What others have said about Hon. Michael M. Johnson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4752
He is one of the very best judges that I have ever had the pleasure of trying a case before. He is very punctual and hardworking, and he lets the lawyers try the case. He has a great temperament, and is very good with the jury. His court staff is excellent. We need more like him downtown.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2463
Fair and evenhanded, listens to both sides. In civil, slight tilt towards D, but flexible, lets the lawyers try their case, an absolute privilege to be in trial with him. All LASC judges should aspire to be as good as this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2237
One of the best judges in central. Hears both sides and gives a detailed ruling. Keeps the trial moving and doesn't telegraph his views to the jury.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1775
Judge Michael Johnson is pro-defendant in civil matters. He will disregard, to some degree, the law in order to reach the result that he thinks is correct. On the other hand, he has an excellent judicial temperment. He treats the attorneys in his courtroom with respect.