Hon. Maria Puente-Porras See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA33277
When she was a commissioner in Torrance, I had the extreme misfortune of encountering Puente-Porras. I'd had a minor fender-bender with a guy who then threatened me - and THEN filed 2 Elder Abuse Restraining Order requests against me - as well as complaints with the DMV and State Bar. After more than a year of fighting this malicious man, I not only beat all his malicious claims, I got a $30k settlement from him. But Puente-Porras dealt me an initial blow in that fight because she was so incompetent as a judicial officer. The guy had very clearly expressed he was a resident of Nevada. It is a fundamental element of California's Elder Abuse Laws that they only apply to Elders who reside in California. So because of Puente-Porras' incompetence, she granted his TRO request. When an Elder Abuse Restraining Order is granted, the person against whom it is granted loses their 2nd Amendment rights and I had to surrender my shotgun and rifle to the police. Despite my being able to defeat a "permanent" restraining order by pointing out Puente-Porras' incompetence, it was months before I could clear the hurdles to have my 2nd Amendment rights restored. She is emblematic of the incompetence of LASC judicial officers.