Hon. Alison Mackenzie See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.4 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 11 rating(s)
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* 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA41416
Rating:1.0
Comments:
On my first mtg with her on the bench while rolling her eyes at me she said 'this isn't the divorce of the century, it should have been done already!'- For me, it most definitely was the 'divorce of the century', because after 24yrs of marriage with a man I had been in a relationship with for 30yrs total and with whom i bore children with, well, it was the only divorce of the century that I cared about!! She was biased towards me right out of the gate. I didn't have a chance. She did not want to hear a single thing I said and she mumbled under her mask so I couldn't hear her anyway. She would get mighty rattled if I asked her to repeat what she said. If she only cares about 'divorces of the Century' then she should go back to being a entertainment attorney where she belongs. If you see her name come up as your Judge for your case file a 170.6 immediately to get a different Judge. She is beyond awful! The Mad Hatter would have done a better job!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA41212
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge does not read any document and her ruling is unsupported by the rules of the law, facts of the case and/or evidence stated in her order is it is NOT existed it is unfair to the public this woman been a judge

Other

Comment #: CA41184
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is mean. She has no empathy. Makes rulings that stem from personal judgements of others or her dislike for them however superficial it may be. I know a lot of people have a bad ruling and they complain but this judge is a bad apple in the judicial system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA40516
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She states on the record that she hasn’t read all the documents but at the same time states she is “the finder of fact.” Obvious bias against minority men. Literally, sanctioned me for giving to much information/proof during litigation. Unprofessional and inappropriate outbursts during litigation.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA40206
Rating:1.0
Comments:
On December 14, 2020 at approximately 10:30AM at 111 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Family Law Department 88, my case was heard by JUDGE ALISON MACKENZIE for a review status hearing. I appeared in person, my God-Mother was in the audience along with 2-3 other individuals, along with the clerk, bailiff & typist. During my hearing, MACKENZIE allowed respondent's attorney (AMIR PICHVAI) to speak for 30 minutes as I quietly took notes, when he was finished, I asked for my turn to respond & MACKENZIE immediately denied my right to respond. I was speaking directly to the attorney and MACKENZIE CUT BOTH OF US OFF AS PICHVAI attempted to respond. Specifically, as I spoke she yelled at the top of her lungs "stop talking" without having the chance to speak at all, then demanded that the Court Reporter "stop taking notes," and "do not record her statements," because I requested a "Statement of Record" speaking to why she is not allowing me to plead my case and have a fair trial. She then threatened me with the words "I better watch out and be careful." Is this a threat on my life?
MACKENZIE then ordered me out and allowed her Bailiff --GONZALEZ to yell "stop acting like a kid" and "get out," .as I packed my belongings.

I was professional/respectful and simply wanted a fair hearing. It is my position that MACKENZIE denied my Civil Rights and committed Fraud Upon The Courts due to me being a Black, self-represented Mother/Woman. My God-mother was equally offended and several people in the hallway stated "that was not right." I am a single Mother fighting for Justice for my minor children, a survivor of Domestic Violence and as women of Color we do not expect to be abused further by the system of Justice; DENIED our rights to a fair trial. Unfortunately, I heard MACKENZIE'S demeanor in cases prior to mine involving White parties and she was beyond polite and spoke calmly. It is my strong position that she treated me unfairly with deep seated prejudice because of my skin color as a Black woman.
I am respectfully asking for a fair investigation into this matter as our Judge she has control over the lives of me and my children. And I understand that:

"When a judge acts intentionally and knowingly to deprive a person of his constitutional rights he exercises no discretion or individual judgment; he acts no longer as a judge, but as a " minister" of his own prejudices. [386 U.S. 547, 568].
A judge is liable for injury caused by a ministerial act; to have immunity the judge must be performing a judicial function. See, e. g., Ex parte Virginia, 100 U.S. 339 ; 2 Harper & James, The Law of Torts 1642-1643 (1956). The presence of malice and the intention to deprive a person of his civil rights is wholly incompatible with the judicial function."

Litigant

Comment #: CA40079
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am a petitioner who has recently had the most unfortunate experience of sitting before Judge Allison Mackenzie.

I have talked to quite a few people now about their puzzling and extremely damaging experiences with Alison Mackenzie also. I've decided to spearhead a plan for us to unite in an effort to remove her from the bench...and who knows, maybe get some of her decisions overturned in the process. My experience, I tell you, is also beyond belief. Many people, including myself, have a hard time finding a lawyer who is willing to go before her because of her mass of negative reviews.

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Alison received her law degree from Yale University, an institution that my daughter currently attends. Though Alison graduated from Yale, I fear she failed to absorb Yale's Mission Statement of being committed to improving the world today and for future generations through outstanding research, scholarship, education, preservation, and practice.....Yale prides itself on being ethical. [Redacted by Ed.] She doesn't seem to have educated herself in the least about the practice of family law, nor done any research that may have given her some ethical insight into the outcomes of her outlandish judgements.

I am in the process of writing to the Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gasón ( tel# 310 288-1246), the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Hon. Eric C. Taylor and the Attorney General of the State of California, Rob Bonta. I may also write to Governor Newson. I am requesting my transcripts to highlight the absurdity at hand. I am happy to assist in forwarding any of your testaments to these representatives too on your behalf.

Please send me an email by hitting the 'send e-mail to this poster' link on the bottom right of this review is you would like to join this campaign.

Here are a few places other places to file complaints and reviews;

The commission for Judicial Performance: https://cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint/

La Superior Court RECALLS: https://larecalls.com


Here are a few links of interest;

https://www.plumpjack.com/history

https://napavalleyregister.com/business/napa-biz-buzz-new-leadership-elected-to-land-trust-board-of-trustees/article_d416f512-c577-11ec-81e6-2b757bc9ee25.html
https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-native-appointed-superior-court-judge-in-los-angeles/article_2cd51105-bd86-5160-8da7-be362067ef80.html

Other

Comment #: CA40029
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Contact me at: stephanieinnit@gmail.com if you believe this judge needs to be disqualified. I am collecting names and examples for the District attorney to have her removed. Alison Mackenzie is not qualified for this position, she received the seat by default because no one else applied and the election was cancelled due to Covid. She is Bias and cruel, [redacted] and must be removed from this position.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA39416
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This lady is not competent whatsoever . She literally made my situation more complicated than it was. She didn't put the best interest of my child first. She aggressively promoted this talking parents website which is a scam. This website tried to debit money from my account and I had to cancel my debit card which has further complicated my situation. this judge hopefully will be disbarred.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA39402
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is outrageous. Somewhat scary. She is biased and my opinion racist. She seems to have a hard on for Black men. Right from the very start of my hearing she was totally against me. She should not be on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: CA38364
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She's horrible person and doesn't have a heart. I agree 1000% with all of the below comments and I hope she is removed from Superior Court not only Family court.

Other

Comment #: CA38355
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is totally bias, not fair and judged by her own thoughts.

Litigant

Comment #: CA37877
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is not educated in the area of family law and therefore her rulings are not based on the law. She is bias and based her decision on “her experience” instead of the case law provided to her. She didn’t even take the time to look up the case law nor did she reference the case law and how it may or may not have applied to this matter. She simply said that her experience was different. This is not the role of a judge. She should not be a judge if she is not using the law to make her decisions.

Other

Comment #: CA36317
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge McKenzie is a middle-aged white woman (who I am sure has to be single) who sides with the women. She gives unfair judgements against men. She believes manipulating stories where woman pose as victims. She does not care about the best interest of children and goes for the easy way out of things. She refused to hear witness testimonies and is rude and condescending. Her judgment is bias and is not case specific. I don't think she even educated herself on the court filed documents or evidence submitted. She ordered my kids to majority custody with their mother who is clearly unfit. Judge McKenzie should not hold the power to make such important decisions if she does not remove her personal emotion and hatred for men aside. She is incompetent and if you do happen to be assigned to her always get an attorney, be protected and know your rights, she will definitely try to take advantage of the self represented.

Other

Comment #: CA33878
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Alison Mackenzie is bias against men/fathers. She tends to side with women/mothers regardless of the FACTS. She seems to think men are liars, untrustworthy, and in malicious opposition to the female race. She lacks the understanding how being a women doesn't automatically make one without fault or the capability of causing harm. She is extremely prejudice against ethnic men in particular. Blacks or Hispanics this is NOT the judge you want to sit in front of. She came from entertainment law to family law and the difference between the 2 fields shows in her court room. If one were to spend the day observing this "judge" you would see her evident inexperience and naive approach to high conflict cases and the realities these cases face. She has this false sense of everyone should just get along and let's make the mother/ex wife happy because they're poor, innocent, fragile creatures that are prey to the dominant, stronger, more money-in-their-pocket fathers. If you're assigned this judge and you're a woman or mother great for you! Men or fathers hold on...it's going to be a hard time. Essentially, she's a man-eater. And her rulings are predominantly UNJUST. If she doesn't like you, you'll know it. She's not afraid of showing her disdain or dislike toward a male party by dismissing any claim or evidence he may have. Yet she'll accept the word or evidence of the woman even if it is the same type of evidence. Bottom line she's inexperienced for the complexities of family law and downright prejudice to men.