Hon. Peter J. Mirich See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 3 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. Peter J. Mirich


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5156
I made Comment #: CA5090. I regert to say I was misinformed by Plaintiff counsels inaccurate Notice of Ruling. Mirich mooted the Motion to Quash. Plaintiff's Notice of Ruling was faulty.


Comment #: CA5155
Judges these days including Mirich are constrained by the case overload thrust upon them by the court system. Mirich made effort to preserve litigant's rights.


Comment #: CA5090
Judge Mirich seems a good man overall, however, he is biased against Pro Pers. I appeared as plaintiff/Landlord on a UD Demurrer. Tenant had Counsel. The Demurrer was not relevant to the type of tenancy and demurred to a late fee never charged. I opposed it. Mirich was about to rule for Tenant, when I requested dismissal (tenant vacated). I used the exact wording, arguments and case law in a Demurrer I filed where I was the Tenant/Defendant in pro per and Landlord had counsel. Mirich denied it. It WAS the appropriate argument for type of tenancy. That day he "advanced" my Motion to Quash on calendar and DENIED it, BUT, it had already been ruled on and GRANTED by another Judge two weeks before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4986
Judge Mirich is supposed to be a fair judge, but he is not fair when it comes to unlawful detainer. We brought live roaches from our apartment to show the Court, and guess what -- the Court still took the landlord's side!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2903
A gentleman and a professional. A friendly courtroom where you are allowed to try your case without judicial meddling.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA2448
This judge is the last to leave the court building in the evening. He is the "go-to" judge for any problems that arise in the courthouse, whether they are questions about the law, clerical procedure, human relations. And he's just a downright great human being. He cares about, and knows the names of, every single employee in the courthouse, and that includes not only the clerks but also court reporters, interpreters, janitors, entrance guards,bailiffs and maintenance workers. He even asks questions about, and remembers, family members of the staff.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2152
One of my favorite judges. He allows you enough time to try your case, sometimes, it feels like too much. But the bottom line is his rulings are always fair. very comfortable court room.