Hon. Ana Maria Luna See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 18 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 #: CA12178
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Do yourself a favor, ignore the obvious posts below from Luna sycophants, and file a 170.6 Preemptory Challenge to move to another Judge or Commissioner who will be objective about your case. This judge should consider that if she didn’t act out her bizarre agenda in a court of law, she wouldn’t have to be so busy manipulating this discussion.

Other

Comment #: CA12171
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Ana Maria Luna is a very passionate judge and takes time to make right decision. She is fair and looks at every fact in order to make right decision. She does not favor any party. She makes sure and looks into safety of children and each individual. I got her after 3 years and and I really admire her work.

Other

Comment #: CA12143
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This bench officer is openly hostile to women and does not hide her bias in favor of the primary wage earner. If you are female and/or are seeking support, this bench officer should be avoided. Go to the clerks office and file a 170.6 Preemptory Challenge to move to another Judge or Commissioner who will be objective. If she is the duty officer when you have an ex parte, withdraw your ex parte and refile it on another day when she is not the duty officer. She also openly favors attorneys that are frequent flyers in her courtroom so female litigants representing themselves do not have a chance of getting an objective, unbiased review of your case.

Litigant

Comment #: CA12125
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Abuse of authority
Denial of due process
Decisional delays
Did not look at all my evidence
Gave the other party more time to speak and viewed all of their evidence
Dishonorable judge sided with an abuser and endangered a females life once again.
She should be removed from the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12069
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disgraceful temperament, condescending character, wrongful use of power, ruled by emotions, shows little concern for victim, sides with abuser, unwilling to listen to both sides and abide to court etiquette and California law, no place in the court room nor in family law trials. A disgrace to her profession and to California judicial system.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA12058
Rating:1.0
Comments:
LATE TO COURT
UNPROFESSIONAL
BIASED
UNFAIR
LACKS EMPATHY
NEEDS TO BE VOTED OUT

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA12056
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Get another judge! Do not expect a fair trail! Unchecked power, rude and uncaring demeanor and she is a disgrace to women and her profession. Biased towards men. Get another judge!

Court Staff

Comment #: CA12055
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I wish judges were easier to vote off the bench. She is routinely late to court and shows little interest in her job. Her courtroom is perfect for Judge Judy and is a complete joke. She misuses her power, she doesn't follow court etiquette, she often sides with men, she disregards other branches of justice such as the police investigative report and district attorneys office documents, she is drunk with power and has no place to serve on the bench.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA12054
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have whitnessed Ana Maria Luna time and time again show up extremely late to court, abuse her power, be condescending, not take all evidence into account and she does not give a fair trial. She let's her emotions and ego reign in the court room and lacks fair judgement. This woman shoukd not be on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12053
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased and refused to look at all the evidence but she took all evidence from other party. This judge is burned out, had no heart and should retire. She lacks discernment and judgment. She was biased towards the abuser and a batterer, any judge should know abusers are great liars and manipulative and not to take their word as truth. This judge is an idiot and a disgrace to women in need of protection and safety. I had no motive other than my safety of wanting a restraining order, no property, no marraoage, no children just concerned for my safety. I had photos of security camera footage and therapist documentation noting PTSD from being assaulted. She refused to follow court protocol and look at my solid evidence. She violated her descresion and did not hold the court accountable to the law. This woman does not deserve to be on the bench. Please get another judge if you want a fair trail. This woman is nauseatingly unjust and lacks any discernment.

Other

Comment #: CA12032
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Honorable Judge Ana María Luna follows the law and treats cases in a fair manner taking the time to review proven evidences. Is extremely professional and was very pleased on how she handled domestic violence case. Thank you Honorable judge

Litigant

Comment #: CA12021
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ana Maria Luna is the living, breathing definition of judicial misconduct. As far as the comments below about her being biased in favor of men, my experience was that she IN FACT devoted 90% of the proceedings to catering to my ex-husband and his attorney. It was almost as if I did not exist. She also took great joy in humiliating me, even though I presented myself carefully and respectfully. Not only did she cause me great financial harm, she threatened me with much greater financial harm should I decide to challenge her decision. I will never recover from being figuratively raped and literally robbed by this woman.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12002
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge has no place in the courtroom, she is burned out, dislikes her job and is late to court. Judge abused her discretion and did not order court to follow law in a domestic violence case with clear evidence of video footage and medical notes of injuries. She is biased towards men abd not fair in any regard. This judge should be fired and held accountable by California law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11990
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge will side with abusers in simple protection orders. STAY AWAY! She is a danger to women.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11804
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is an absolutely horrible person. I warn you DO NOT EXPECT A FAIR TRIAL. Do whatever you can to get a different judge.

Other

Comment #: CA11787
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you are assigned this judge, do anything you can to have that changed. This woman is an ego-maniacal performance artist who is drunk on her own power, and amuses herself with her own shameless, disrespectful verbal sniping in the courtroom. I made the mistake of thinking that having flawless fact-based paperwork would have some meaning to a judge – but not this one. This judge is the archetypal Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland: spoiled, callous, arrogant, and demanding. SHE IS A DISGRACE to her profession, and has no business making decisions that will impact the lives of others.

Other

Comment #: CA11762
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have never been so disgusted in a judges decision. Unfair Judgement. My daughter is a great mother. The father has never been a good father. This judge is unfit for the bench also I agree with other reviewers. She allows perjury to persuade her judgement really bad Judge

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.