Hon. Raul Anthony Sahagun See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Raul Anthony Sahagun


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6313
Rating:Not Rated
This judge has no clue concerning product liability cases or any other complex issues. He ignores the law and rules based on what his clerk tells him. He is lazy and unable to rule equitably. After his ruling on a summary judgment was overturned on appeal, he allowed the defense to make a similar motion. No sanctions were meted out even though he denied the second motion (of course). He has no backbone, so if your case has complex issues stay out of his court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5204
I recently had a two-day preliminary hearing in his court. He is one of the best jurists on the bench. Although he held the defendant to answer to all the charges, his patience, temperament, impartiality, respects for counsel are commendable.

May 16, 2014

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3277
I had a complex civil litigation with Judge Sahagun, with many contentious discovery motions and other matters, and he was clearly in over his head. He didn't care to actually regulate discovery, and expected us to simply work it out between counsel, which of course favored the side which was being a dick. He is lazy and uninvolved in the matters before him. His "yeah, whatever" attitude got to be annoying after a while, and in the end hurt my client.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2655
I appeared in front of him twice when he handled the law and motion calendar in Norwalk. He has a fairly pleasant demeanor, listens to argument, then normally decides the case in favor of the plaintiff, regardless of the merits of the defense position. After two appearances and two bad rulings, I began filing peremptory challenges whenever I had a motion in Norwalk.