Hon. Marsha N. Revel See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 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. Marsha N. Revel



Comment #: CA19895
Rating:Not Rated
This judge likes hear herself talk. She is a narcissist.


Comment #: CA17113
Marsha N. Revel is awesome!! Humorous, sympathetic, realistic, and fair. Literally ALL we need in a Judge!
Keep it up, Marsha !!

All Love!


Comment #: CA8236
Very fair and pleasurable. Probably hits like a hammer if you did something wrong, but she seems to do everything in her power to help you avoid it.


Comment #: CA7486
She's bright enough and was a well respected criminal prosecutor, but it seems to me that, as a judge, she lacks the patience and work ethic to handle criminal complex cases. I prosecuted a white collar case in her courtroom. She was, at times, vain and flippant, pandering to the jurors as an audience to entertain and indulge. I don't mean to suggest that for a judge to have a sense of humor is never a good thing, but a judge also has a serious duty; it's not proper for judges to make themselves the focus of the proceedings or to entertain at the expense of the parties. For example, she sometimes made glib comments about the complexity of the evidence, appeared exasperated with the fact that it was a paper case, and freely stated that she was "bored." This was hardly encouraging to the jury in a difficult paper case.

I wasn't surprised when, years later, Judge Revel garnered press for her "dry sarcasm" and "world-weary" attitude in the Lindsey Lohan case. Eventually, though, the judge had to remove herself from the case because she improperly held ex parte conferences without involving the prosecutor -- acts for which she was later disciplined by the state Commission on Judicial Performance.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7149
I have tried at least six serious felony jury trials in front of her. My favorite judge ever. Gorgeous- if she wasn't already married I would propose to her.


Comment #: CA3525
A Judge that gets too involved in cases and does not treat all defendants fairly.
Hands out excessive punishments for individuals that were in compliance and even appears to read things in the media regarding them.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA531
A fair judge and she has such a pretty face!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA296
This judge is a busy person. We had a VOP and she had a brace on her wrist. I cited many decisions in my brief. Next was the strangest thing. She had me pull
each decision back in her office and lay them out for her to review. While she was on the bench, I took post-it notes and made notes for her to review
with the opened law books all over her couch. Was actually good practice to get decisions from books instead of the computer. After we returned from lunch
recess, she said she reviewed the books, but had trouble as she couldn't sit on her couch and her wrist was injured. Hey, I didn't know where to place the books.
She granted our motion.