Hon. Elaine Lu See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 4 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. Elaine Lu



Comment #: CA12843
This judge makes other judges look good. Does not inspire confidence in the judicial system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12617
This judge does not read.


Comment #: CA12616
This judge does not read. Fake. Emotional, not rational.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12349
This judge reads everything! Many do not. More than often they do not.
Her tentatives are elaborate. Again, I've seen lots of judges tentatives say "denied". Nothing else.
Done quite a bit of L&M with her and don't agree on many matters but the work ethic is there and after 36 years I am sad to say there are not many of these hard working judges left. Get her out of limited jurisdiction with less than 1000 cases and all pro pers.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10461
In her haste to lighten what is admittedly a heavy case load, Judge Lu denies almost every ex parte request to advance a hearing date that is closer than the current FIVE MONTH BACKLOG on the CRS. I have seen her reject more than 10 such requests during 5 days I spent at her 1:30 pm law and motion ex parte time. It is a travesty. Her complete disregard for the legitimate serious adversity established by a party through admissible evidence is shocking. She has Violated Canons 1, 2, and 3 in my case.


Comment #: CA9875
Very partial judge who is biased against the pro se litigants. She has deliberately made an erroneous, unjust ruling despite the governing statutes and controlling authorities.


Comment #: CA9494
Very fair judge. At least she takes the time to read the motions and decide upon it.