Hon. Ana Maria Luna See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 6 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. Ana Maria Luna


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Litigant

Comment #: CA11682
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The Honorable Ana Maria Luna is insightful, patient, compassionate, approachable, thorough, knowledgeable, and fair, and not in that particular order. I appeared in pro per on a dissolution of marriage, and I had several mistakes in my paperwork. She could have sent me to the self-help office, but she did not. Instead, she took her time to correct my errors from the bench. I have been in Long Beach for 17 years, and through the course of my employment, I have been involved with dozens of court cases here. By far, Judge Luna is the best I have ever encountered.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11599
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is clearly bias. She is suppose to consider all the evidence presented to her. Not make decisions that effect a child's life based on her own emotions and hear say, Luna allows perjury within her court.
Perjury under Penal Code 118 PC is a felony. If convicted, the judge has discretion to sentence you either to: felony probation with up to one year of county jail, OR. 2, 3 or 4 years in county jail.
Yes a father has a right to be part of his child's life.
But he does not have a right to use co-parenting to control and manipulate. A mother has a right to move own with her life as well as with significant other and siblings.
NOTE: Be careful when you speak with the so-called court investigator, he conducts interviews via the phone, not knowing who he is discussing your case with no disclaimer, which should be against the law, he will twist your words and flat out lie about what you disclose to him.
Make sure you write answers to his questions and present them to the court.
Dishonorable Judge Luna, should be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: CA11594
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I've sat through three of Judge Luna's sessions as an observer not a respondent or petitioner. I can understand why the moms on here think she is unfair and it's because she wants 50/50 co-parenting and most of the moms I saw were being completely unreasonable and trying to take full possession or control over the parenting decisions. At the risk of generalizing, the moms seem unable to remove their own emotions from any judgement on what is in the child's best interest. The kids need their father as much as their mom. Judge Luna also does not stand for game playing or nonsense. No that it matters but I am a woman and was shocked at the behavior I saw from these moms in court. One of them tried telling Judge Luna their kids didn't deserve to attend their own father's wedding. Then this mom had the audacity to yell at the judge when the judge lectured her on not allowing her kids to go to their own father's wedding. I could not believe how disrespectful this mom was being. I honestly hope more judges are like Luna, she doesn't take any crap and definitely has the child's best interest at heart.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11366
Rating:1.9
Comments:
I am not a lawyer but this site did not allow me to note that I was simply in front of her as a domestic violence matter and divorce. It was an awful experience and justice was not served at all.
I would like to help improve the court system especially for mothers and children being dragged through years of court proceedings while simply attempting to leave an abusive husband- father.
She knows nothing about the limitations of the Child Support Services Division. The system is broken and the employees just sit there with hands tied and collect their paychecks.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10979
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Luna does not hear cases based on facts. She sides only with men and does little to hide her bias. She did not allow a trial, giving each side 20 minutes to present their case. But she actually allowed the (male) petitioner's attorney as much time as he pleased. I was told by my attorney that I need to stop pursuing my case because Judge Luna told her she would give me monitored visitation if I didn't stop. I had a minor's counsel, an evaluator, DCFS report and LAPD report on my side but she would not allow evidence. Also, mid case, the petitioner was tried for assault by the states attorney and she still granted him primary custody. She does not judge based on facts, she judges based on bias and her mood that day. A terrible judge. If you are a loving, competent mother, make sure to get ANY other judge. She is utterly incompetent and unable to make unbiased judgments.

Other

Comment #: CA10949
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She was the worst judge it's like she give the man everything they ask for did anybody get another judge if so can u help me please

Other

Comment #: CA10687
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Total Disregard for PRIMARY EVIDENCE IN CASE. DOES NOT CARE For the Best Interest of CHILDREN And will side with a Man 100% And Is acknowledgeable to Perjury under oath!! Isn't that against the Law??? Take advice from the Comment above and Get a Different Judicial officer immediately with a Child Custody Case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10650
Rating:4.8
Comments:
If you are a woman with a custody issue and Judge Luna is assigned to you, you need "AFFIDAVIT OF PREJUDICE PREEMPTORY CHALLENGE TO JUDICIAL OFFICER" (Code Civ. Proc., §170.6), to get your case switched to another judge. The form can be found online and no reason is needed just sign the form and serve on other party and file proof of service. Judge Luna favors men 100% and will give them 100% legal and physical custody or 50/50 custody even with very young babies even when the man is a sex addict and a liar. This judge will ignore impeachment evidence against men. The judge will accept hearsay and obvious perjury against a woman. If you are a woman with kids, 170.6 this judge before it is too late.

Other

Comment #: CA10583
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
No respect for responding party.
Didn't allow witnesses.
No professionalism

Other

Comment #: CA9550
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Comments made below about this Judge are spot on! She showed absolutely no interest in my case. She looked up maybe once and disregarded all my evidence and gave the petitioner everything they asked for knowing full well the incompetence. She made snarky remarks belittling me for her own amusement and drugs being a factor in this case (coming from a narcotics background as she stated) made no difference to her knowing a small child was involved. She seems irritable with every comment, let a false witness testify with a biased opinion. She obviously has no respect for family law and the clearly lacks the ability to gauge the best interest of the child. She just seems to sway to the side on which she woke up feeling her best. She absolutely should not be presiding over family law. Lack of interest, lack of empathy. She should be removed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9028
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Being in her courtroom had a Kafkaesque feel. She openly stated that she did not have time or the inclination to review any of the evidence in the case, but rather proceeded to contrive the reality of the situation in a disgracefully capricious manner. She treated the law as though it was according to her “whimsy of the moment.” This was a case that involved accounting, and she refused to look at any of it. She looked slovenly, and acted annoyed that she had a job to do. She seemed impressed enough with herself to sit on the bench and bark out her fantasy about the case. She should be removed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8050
Rating:1.6
Comments:
She should not be re-elected.

Other

Comment #: CA8049
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Luna is assumptive about respondents as well as petitioners knowledge and actually used that unproven assumption to make judgements on very important events in the case, she would not allow respondent or petitioner to give testimony or evidence, did not do her own research on my particular case, was clear that she did not know how to proceed in the case for the next hearing and allowed OPC to decide for her, showed disrespect for the case by rushing through the last 10 minutes of the case to get to anther case 15 minutes before lunch, did not sign off on the case for over 3 months and I was told she had 3 piles on her desk of 1.5-2' high which shows she is uncaring (it also shows the courthouse does not monitor their judges), and more.