Hon. Mark V. Mooney See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 13 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Mark V. Mooney


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA36010
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Extremely pro defense. He should’ve been the Defemse Attorney for the defemse, since he carried out all of the arguments and refused to discuss the Plaintiff’s pleadings. He also Granted the defense excessive Attorney fees and his knowledge is sorely lacking in contract law.

This poor excuse of a judge actually argued that oral contracts aren’t valid in California.

Pro Se Litigants be he warned that he is extremely hostile and has complete contempt for Pro Se litigants. He made many snide remarks to me about me representing myself.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA15868
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great and fair judge who is also extremely practical and will help you resolve and issues.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11933
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Biased towards big law firm, shoots from the hip, lazy, doesn't follow the law, typical exist white male.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11411
Rating:6.4
Comments:
Exceedingly well mannered, fair, runs a good courtroom. Can avoid making tough decisions and in a complex case does not necessarily track his rulings over time so that they are consistent throughout.

Litigant

Comment #: CA7871
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Terrible - My attorney was absolutely stunned by his judicial rendering. So were other court managers. They were very very surprised by his rendering.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA6834
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Afraid to make decisions. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Appears to hope cases will just go away; kicks the can down the road.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5710
Rating:4.4
Comments:
This Judge seems very nice to all attorneys; but is very pro big defense. He also does not read any papers, he weighs them and who ever has the heaviest and longest pleadings will win; so attach as much junk as you can to your documents.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4734
Rating:4.1
Comments:
He can't make tough decisions, and does not always follow the law (possibly because it is not within his area of understanding). He is almost too accommodating to the parties -- as if he is hopeful that the matter never comes to a head, thus requiring him to weigh in with an opinion.

Other

Comment #: CA4590
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrible all the way!

Other

Comment #: CA4589
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a horrible judge, and should be banned from the California court system, the way that he screwed the citizens of Palmdale over the Voting Rights Act.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4432
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Judge Mooney is a great judicial officer.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4430
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Judge Mooney is the most unbiased and fair judge that I have appeared before. He is smart and well-prepared. He ruled both for me and against me -- which does not change the fact that he is one of the best judges in L.A.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3720
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Mooney is an excellent judge. He allows the lawyers to try their cases with little or no interference. He is even-handed. His rulings on objections are fair and consistent.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3718
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Great trial judge. Fair and unbiased. Knows evidence. Smart. We need more judges like Mooney.

Other

Comment #: CA2708
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Totally unfair to plaintiff side. Awarded defendant excessive amount of attorney fees and gave the appearance of collusion with the defense attorney.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2707
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Totally unfair to plaintiff side. Awarded defendant excessive amount of attorney fees and gave the appearance of collusion with the defense attorney.

Other

Comment #: CA2706
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worse judge I've ever seen, seemed to have a personal relationship with defense attorney that bordered on corruption!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2632
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Mooney is a truly excellent judge. He haas all the attributes you want in a judge hearing your case. His temperament is respectful and friendly, but he makes all know it is his courtroom. His ruling are fair and reasoned. I wish all my cases were before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA545
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Very pleasant. Looks at the big picture