Hon. Stuart M. Rice See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Stuart M. Rice


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2174
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Agree that his knowledge of civil procedure is seriously lacking. I was in his department for an ex parte recently and watched him go through his law and motion calendar. He made numerous bizarre procedural goofs and had to be corrected by his clerk.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1746
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I'm not sure this judge knows what he's doing? He controls his courtroom unlike any others I have seen. I agree with the other comment on this site stating that this judge is pro-business. This judge appears to be pro-anything but minority. He is biased. Do not waive jury trial in front of this judge.

Other

Comment #: CA1529
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Unfortunately, he was primarily a judge overseeing the criminal docket, who has recently been transferred to civil case calendar. Thus, his understanding of civil procedure - not to mention his lack of knowledge in real estate law - is lacking.

His "general inclination" is based solely on his pro-business stance.