Hon. Timothy Martella 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. Timothy Martella



Comment #: CA43062
He's biased and racist. He had decided the case before it even started. He looked up legal documents for the plaintiff during court, yet when the defendant asked for the same courtesy, it was denied. He told a victim of sexual assault that she hadn't been raped, despite there being proof to the contrary.


Comment #: CA42206
In my opinion this man displays little virtue, heart, and care as a judge. He takes matters into his own hands instead of following the process as he is suppose too. When you as a plaintiff have followed the court process faithfully and spent your hard earned money filing and the defendant doesn't even show up for a required examination hearing twice and there is a court order for a bench warrant to be released and he does not follow procedure and makes his own rules and exceptions asking the plaintiff if they can meet the next day excusing the bad behavior of the defendent without the required punishment for insulting the court by not showing up and making excuses, this is totally wrong and poorly handled and shows a lack of respect for the court process, the law, the plaintiff, and previous rulings. I can see I'm not the only person who senses corruption in reading other reviews. I dont know how this person goes to sleep at night treating good people so poorly who are just seeking only for justice and their wrongs to be made right. Please retire and get out of the court system. You are bringing in a toxic attitude and nonchalance into the court room instead of following the law, being just, and doing what you are suppose to do. When I had to fly half way across the country twice to get some serious information and answers and left with nothing because you hindered, rushed me, not allowing me the time I wanted, and were quick to dismiss me and then tell me you are removing the case from the docket when I'm just trying to get answers, especially when I asked for another hearing in 90 days and you deny it like I have done something wrong, you should be ashamed of yourself. Is this nothing but a game to you? You are obstructing my examination efforts, wasting my hard earned money by denying me my right to examine someone properly. You didn't even allow me to collect the defendants own personal cash according to CCPs 699.040, 482.080, and 708.205 which by law I am entitled too with a Turnover Order. You treated me as if I did something wrong and you could clearly see I was in distress just trying to get information to collect on my judgment. Yes I know I have to collect. I didn't ask you too. You hindered me and confounded the entire process. I pray this is investigated.


Comment #: CA40023
After being repeatedly harassed by a crank and seeking a Restraining Order the person in question was told by this sorry excuse for a human being that they were not permitted to file future TROs, giving the crank carte blanche to continue escalating his behavior. It's time for this Australopithecine judge to take his pension.


Comment #: CA35695
Makes an outright decision in the courtroom without hearing one side or looking at that party's evidence. In more than one encounter, rules against the law, even when civil codes are provided as proof and, overrules another judges decision, causing the litigant to have to spend more money on an appeal just to have a different judge dismiss. Misconduct at it's ultimate disgrace.