Hon. Daniel J. Lowenthal See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Daniel J. Lowenthal


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA41970
He's a treasure. Kind, humble, smart and fair. Reads everything. Will never remand defendants for technical probation violations. He looks past behavioral symptoms, and attempts to understand, and then address, causes of behavior. Wish mental health diversion cases could be calendared in his court.


Comment #: CA34207
Horrible judge. Biased in favor of criminals and their lawyers and isn't shy about it. Bends over backwards for criminals.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA23455
Read all reviews of Judge Lowenthal. Read LA Times Allison dismissal motion case story. This judge is a superstar. He belongs on the federal court. I am an Irish Catholic. Catholic judges are right wing in general. Look at SCOTUS. Jewish judges are 1000x better. Gitelson, Goldberg, Solomon, Pacht, on and on.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA16030
Had a prelim before him. It was late in the afternoon and yet he was very alert and paid attention to the testimony. Not afraid to dismiss counts. Will take as long as it takes to deeply research an issue. Very fair guy

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10370
A better trial judge then pre-trial judge. In pre-trial matters allows his prejudices and biases to form his opinions.