Hon. Charlaine F. Olmedo See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Charlaine F. Olmedo


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13661
Have not seen her brew tea, but she is the most intelligent judge I've seen. But more than intellect, she shows wisdom and is practical when appropriate. In my long career, I've had roughly 500 criminal cases, 1000 tort cases, and 100 contract cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5284
Rude and dismissive of the carefully researched briefs of my attorney. then dismissed my attorney and personally prosecuted me without representation to afford gary Rosenthal an opportunity to present evidence or call any of my 11 witnesses including an expert court appointed dr. Rothberg by former attorney Cheryl nellon . Hon. Olmedo clearly plays favorites by dismissing attorneys from our trial without stating any reasons for doing so other than ruling they had "qualified immunity." Then, she refused our motion contrarily ordered remand to the state prison county of la twin towers facility at trial and in court and basically told some attorney she would not grant a motion to bail review our case before it was presented. When presented with several precedent decisions from other judges in the case law she said the facts were different without stating why they were different. We will be requesting a mandamus from the 2nd Circuit


Comment #: CA1360
Did a 2-defendant trial in her courtroom. Best temperament of any judge in the building. Will brew tea for the lawyers. Former DA and married to a sheriff's deputy, but does seem to bend over backwards for the defense at times.