Hon. Thomas T. Lewis See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Thomas T. Lewis


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10299
His inclination is toward the party with the most expensive attorneys. Judge Lewis will drain your resources, refusing to make any rulings. "Go into the hallway and work it out." He will continue cases forever. If you dare demand a trial he will make orders that will drain you financially. Only the attorneys make out in here. He could care less about the parties or the children. Do not dare to go Pro Per if you run out of money, he will punish you.
One of the laziest judges I have ever seen in 25 years.


Comment #: CA7742
he is bias and terrible. try to do a prelemantory challenge to move away from his court room or you will be doomed unless you have a lot of money to make him happy


Comment #: CA7587
Judge Lewis is a great judge if you want to wipe out the other party financially. He loves to punt and continues cases more than other judges. He keeps the lawyers on the meter. This is why all of the big whig attorneys use him. They made him judical officer of the year previously. He is clever, micromanages your life and hands out all of your hard earned money to experts and lawyers he likes. Again a great judge if you want to wipe out the other party. A terrible judge for tax payers and innocent kids.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2060
Need more judges like him

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1855
In my opinion, this judicial officer should not be on the bench. In one case, he completely ignored prevailing case law and the facts of the case that do not fit into his rulings even though those facts are material. He renders decisions which are needlessly very costly to litigants appearing before him. He cites cases to support his rulings which actually hold just the opposite to what he claims. He appears very biased, such that once he makes up his mind as to who he wants to prevail, there is no swaying him. He does not have the proper judicial temperament and should be avoided at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1421
Please note the time between the other person's review and mine. In that time Judge Lewis' head has swelled to epic proportions and he is now so arrogant as to be insufferable. Don't bother expressing an opinion in his court, no matter how accurate. He is not interested in any opinion other than his own.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA378
I have known Thom for a number of years and he has demonstrated integrity, discipline, fair mindedness, balance. He also has insight on legal issues. He is discerning in evaluating people.