Hon. Maria E. Stratton See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 5 rating(s)
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)

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What others have said about Hon. Maria E. Stratton



Comment #: CA17581
After reading these reviews here and on other sites, The outcome of my trial NOW makes sense.

Plaintiff had the burden of proof and did not meet that burden of proof.
The case was based on Plaintiff's lies with NO evidence to support the lies, all hearsay. 
Plaintiff's witness was caught lying on the stand. 

Judge Maria Stratton treated Plaintiff & Plaintiff's witnesses kindly during testimony,
while rolling her eyes often at defendant and defendant's witnesses during testimony.
The Judge's behavior in open court was shocking.
The evidence supported the defendant and the decedent's wishes.

Judge Stratton did not rule on the law or the evidence. 
She ruled in favor of the Plaintiff.


Comment #: CA10877
An extremely incompetent judge. frankly, this judge is an idiot. it is amazing to me how judges in general lack mathematical reasoning. this judge ruled that a basic histogram and normal distribution graph was "confusing and misleading." But they are only confusing to a moron. How in gods green earth did this become a judge? this judge commits fraud upon the court and extrinsic fraud and should be prosecuted.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10374
Doesn't have a good grasp of the law. I've witness Judge Stratton sanction attorneys when she was dead wrong.


Comment #: CA4472
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Maria Stratton is a plant for the highest bidder. If you are not on her roster of lawyers, you will lose every case in front of her. Judge Stratton is corrupt and she is vicious.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1263
This judge recently denied bail to the defendant in the case of the People vs Spitzberg.

The facts of the case and it's disposition some 4 months later conclusively show that Judge Maria Stratton is a criminal.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1178
Maria Stratton It seems that Judge Stratton doesn't even think she has to hide her complete lack of decency. Chilling.