Hon. Craig Richman See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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. Craig Richman



Comment #: CA9889
I had an educational and interesting experience in Judge Richman's courtroom as a potential juror. I appreciated his sense of humor while he also did not detract from the seriousness of the matter at hand. His wit actually helped maintain my attention throughout the selection process. It was an "honor" to meet Your Honor.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6738
Rating:Not Rated
Possibly the most well liked judge in the building. There's a reason why: 95% of being a good judge is manner. There's not much variance among the judges as far as rulings go. It's not just that we lawyers appreciate how respectful he treats us. It's also that the audiance and general public observe a rational, compassionate human being on the bench. That spills over to the perception of the court system in general. There are some bench officers who are rude, sarcastic, petty, selfish, etc, etc. We all know who they are. Here is a list of the best judges in CCB, in no particular order: Richman, Olmedo, Ohta, Shapiro, Egerton, Swain, Edwards, Landin, Sterling, Lomeli. These are all judges that Los Angeles County should be very proud of. I might have left some out, and for that I apologize. I need to mention the judge who I think has the most courage (though not the best personality): Wapner.


Comment #: CA3390
I felt like I learned a lot as a juror in his courtroom. And I enjoyed the experience.


Comment #: CA3193
Rating:Not Rated
Very fair to both sides. A great judge.


Comment #: CA1726
Rating:Not Rated
Very funny guy...appears to have absolutely no clue that his clever repartee creates major delays in the process and wastes a ton of other people's time...but I would pay to see his stand-up act. He certainly spends a lot if time rehearsing it in his courtroom.


Comment #: CA1556
Hon. Craig Richman is a treasure. Really the most enjoyable judge I have ever had the chance to witness in person. My days spent just in jury selection were filled with many laughs, and I learned a ton along the way. He is a credit to his field.