Hon. Melvin D. Sandvig See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Melvin D. Sandvig



Comment #: CA14779
Great Judge overall very honorable we need more judges like him in the judicial court system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14643
Judge put a lis pendants on my house with out allowing me a opportunity to show the plaintiff is only trying to steal my home and even tried to refinance my house with a fake deed with court putting my case iff over a year and laughed at my plea for opportunity to defend myself and the plaintiff attorney get special treatment and I get disrespectful treatment and clerk is assisting the plaintiff attorney they know each other and the favors to them is scary. It's like the mob extremely racist and safe house for thieves to strong arm victims who can afford to pay a lawyer


Comment #: CA14640
Rating:Not Rated
This judge and his clerk are extremely racist and have a hate for pro per defendants. The clerk would not let me file any motion in my defense of a real estate broker attempt to take my house with forged paperwork and not removing the lis pendants filed on my house so I can't take money out to defend this ovbious fake lawsuit And judge allowed the plaintiff to attwmt a refinance of my house with a fake deed and was in escrow behind my back and clerk won't let me put anything about it on record. It's been over a year and the judge laughed while granted another 60 day continue so the tax sale date will come before I can get my case heard. It's a big joke about my suffering and hardship on my kids I am in disbelief that this behavior is normal for this div 47 hell hole


Comment #: CA8763
Judge Sandvig apparently forgot some jurisdiction and venue laws. Was forced to transfer case after enough time had lapsed to where defendants could not ask for transfer, but Sandvig granted their motion anyway. His lack of jurisprudence cost me money and I hope never to have him assigned to any of my cases again.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA4410
The best judge I have ever worked for. Down-to-earth, considerate, accommodating and just an amazing person overall.