Hon. Cesar C. Sarmiento See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Cesar C. Sarmiento


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5372
This courtroom is the MOST punctual I've experienced, I'd swear they start at 8:29am. This judge isn't one of my favorites, but I take partial responsibility for that because I was late to my first appearance in his courtroom. Being used to most courtrooms opening 15-20 minutes after their 8:30am start time, I was about five minutes late and my case had been called first. I felt I got a bit of disrespect compared to others that went before him for that reason, but no excuses here, I should have made a better first impression and been on time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2656
Judge Sarmiento is generally well prepared, makes well-reasoned decisions on law and motion matters and has above-average judicial temperament. He is also not afraid to award sanctions on discovery matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1094
This judge takes his time. Very studious and very careful in how he proceeds. But he gets it right. Good judicial demeanor unless you can't read the leaves and press nonsense upon him. One of the better by far.