Hon. Darrell S. Mavis See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Darrell S. Mavis


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9703
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If there had been a choice to give this poor excuse for a bench officer a lower number than "1" -- I would have. Each time I have been sent to him as a settling judge he only looks the DA in the eye -- never any eye-contact with me, he has made comments to the DA about how to win the case and tell me what terrible things I am doing to my client because "I could lose."
I tell him I don't want to even HAVE settlement discussions with him -- all he does is try to scare my clients to death. One became physically ill.
Each case this man has tried to settle, I have obtained acquittals. He is like some toxic serpent Pasadena makes you endure to get to trial. Stupid, mean-spirited, and not a SHRED of even-handedness. Not ONCE in ridiculous cases that should not have even BEEN FILED, did he turn to the DA and say "Seriously, this should be dismissed." Instead, he says,(to the unprepared DA: "I think you can get a continuance to find your witness under this, or that provision."
Just a detestable man.

Litigant

Comment #: CA8760
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Mavis comes off as caring and fair but he is your cookie cutter type man in a black robe. Part of the rigged system.