Hon. Jesus I. Rodriguez See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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. Jesus I. Rodriguez


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14788
I was amazed to see the fairness in his rulings. He did not favor the defense but was able to see that defendants need protection to. I saw a case in his court protecting a gang member who was a victim of another gang and he was very insistent the sheriff protect him while incarcerated from being killed by another gang.


Comment #: CA11469
He is a very incompetent judge. I am surprised he is in the bench. He does not listen to reason. One because he needs to disguise his ignorance about basic case law and the second his bipolar temperament

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10373
Friendly guy, but just another prosecutor wearing a robe.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10306
He is one of the least intelligent judges I have ever encountered. He does not know even the most basic law. He literally did not know what Griffin error was in a trial where the baby DA was reading the closing argument from the Griffin case (and did not know it was a bad case for the DA). Rodriguez had no idea what Griffin was and he was a city prosecutor. He is an embarrassment.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10271
Judge Rodriguez can be pleasant and intemperate almost at the same time. If you have a legal argument, be careful. To put it mildly, when he's at the plate, the outfielders move in.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4370
This judge is very pro-prosecutor. He is a former prosecutor himself, and it shows. He is especially biased towards female prosecutors. A very, very conservative judge.