Hon. John A. Torribio 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. John A. Torribio


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16485
Judge Torribio is either intellectually dishonest or simply does not read his tentative rulings. He inexplicably reversed himself on a tentative that was likely written by someone else without explanation and adopted a position that was in direct contravention of California law. When asked why he did an about-face on his tentative ruling, he was rude, dismissive and angry. In short, he simply refused to provide a reason or logic for his apparent last second change of heart. If you are a Plaintiff file a 170.6 the moment he shows up on your case, whether you are on a Master Calendar or not.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16423
How does Torribio get by without reading a damn thing?! He is AWFUL!
He doesn't read a single document filed in the case and believes the words of the bigger attorney's. Never seen anything like it.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA14153
If you are assigned Judge Torribio in any case, get the hell outta there under CCP 170.6!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8637
Best trial judge in the county. Fair to both sides. Wonderful wit and temperament

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7680
Intelligent, generally knowledgeable on the law, but suffers from the infirmity of being saddled with the temperament of a rattlesnake.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6861
There is something not right with this judge. There is a history of something beyond extreme bias, Woodland Hills v Westfield, Beverly Hills v METRO, SaveHywd v City of L.A.

There seems to be a pattern of making up facts. Maybe he has some extra bias against CEQA cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6695
Some judges suffer from delusions of grandeur but this judge suffers from delusions of facts and law.

Truth and falsehoods are fungible commodities for this judge.