Hon. Dorothy L. Shubin See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Dorothy L. Shubin


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7648
Prosecutor favoring. Hears prosecutors argument and rules accordingly. Oversteps her judicial discretion, basing rulings on what she thinks rather than what the law is. Flips her hair back, rolls her eyes, and always looking at the clock, as if she wants to return to her chambers for a nap. Not a judicial officer that's respected, merely a rubber stamp for the DA. 170.6 this judge. Terrible, terrible, and terrible,. she is one of the worst.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7422
Should not be a judge. Needs to be off the bench. Knows nothing about civil lit.


Comment #: CA5745
Was unwilling to listen to testimony or previous history of the dependent. Was callous, cold, and easily frustrated. She seemed to want the highest prosecution despite the specifics of the case or the strength if the defendants argument, Even the D.A. thiought she was draconian.


Comment #: CA2433
I had the misfortune to have Shubin hear a simple small claims case in Alhambra Court. After two minutes it was clear that this egomaniac was more interested in ruling on issues other than the facts before her. At every turn she cut me off in attempting to plead my case. When it came to cross-examining the defendant, Shubin jumped in to practically act as the defendant's counsel. Shubin's assessment of the matter was very one sided. Moreover, her smug attitude and arrogant demeanor did nothing to help in adjudicating the case; Shubin only created a tense courtroom environment.

Dorothy Shubin is one of those judicial officers that gives all judicial officers a bad name. It is unfortunate that the taxpayers are shortchanged with such a poor judicial service.