Hon. Rita J. Miller See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 6 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. Rita J. Miller


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4412
Rating:1.3
Comments:
I think Judge Miller has biases and rules based upon them. She threatens to rule against parties that are not in awe of her. She is arrogant and irrational.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3578
Rating:8.9
Comments:
I think Judge Miller is intelligent and fair. I would not be afraid to try any case in front of her. She listens, she understands the law and she cuts through the bs. I don't agree with the other criticisms here, which sound like sour grapes. In particular, I do not think she is racist at all. I think that's spiteful nonsense. She seems like a decent person and I have had several cases in front of her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3024
Rating:1.1
Comments:
The following story should tell you all you need to know about Rita Miller: During an informal settlement conference (over which she presided as well as subsequently acting as trial judge) Miller called opposing counsel and myself into her chambers and stated, "I have known Mr. Lachs for thirty years and one of you (meaning me) had better settle this case." It was a naked threat to undermine during trial proceedings if I didn't settle in the amount requested by defense counsel. During the trial she tolerated multiple deliberate misstatements of my name by the opposing counsel who remarked to me "Do all of you Goyim have two first names?" One could imagine this racist judge presiding over a trial against a person of Palestinian, Arabic or generally, non-Jewish origin. She is demonstrably biased against and contemptuous of non-Jews and has no genuine basis for remaining on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2770
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Miller has ruled on a Demurrer to sustain that demurrer without leave to amend as well, without citing legal statues that she based her findings on. Cited cases were presented in court by the lawyer, and Judge Miller ignored the law, and ruled against the plaintiff. Judge Miller was arrorgant, and it was clear that she was prejudice in her findings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2657
Rating:3.7
Comments:
Judge Miller is one of those judges who thinks she's a legal scholar, but really isn't. She is pompous, arrogant,lacks judicial temperament and refuses to let attorneys argue their cases, once she has made up her mind.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2620
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A great judge. She reads everything submitted and is always prepared. Gives everyone a chance to fully argue their positions and still manages to move her calendar without any unnecessary delay.