Hon. Charles F. Palmer See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Charles F. Palmer



Comment #: CA21564
The clerk in this Judge's courtroom is the meanest thing around and she is intrusive. Was talking out in the hallway and she snooped her way into my conversation and interjected her moronic thoughts. I wanted to tell her off big time but held off. Total sicko. It seems that she is the big mouth for this timid judge.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA13873
Sadly, it’s time for Ol’ Charlie to retire. I saw him in court the other day. He can barely spell his name.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13861
Hi is humble, quiet and wears a poker face. When all is said and done it is clear that he UNDERSTANDS the the problem, can sort through the BS and apply the law in a meaningful manner.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12384
Great judge to try a case in front of.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5069
Does not follow the law

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3101
Generally good laidback temperament, humble and nice. But he is utterly ruthless in clearing his docket of cases. God help you if he decides he doesn't like your case. He will refuse joint requests for trial continuance, cut voir dire to 30 minutes, order cause challenges be heard in front of the jury rather than in chambers or at sidebar, threaten to continue trial for 1 year, etc. He also appears to hate discovery disputes. He will deny motions to compel wholesale without having read any of the briefs. Not the worst judge by any means, but he can be your worst enemy if he decides he wants your case out of his courtroom, no matter how meritorious the case or client.