Hon. Elia Weinbach See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 6 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. Elia Weinbach


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3049
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Judge Weinbach is quite poor. He does not read documents ahead of time and tends to make off the cuff, poorly thought out decisions, if he makes a decision at all. He is very, very reticent to make rulings, generally continuing motions for literally years that could be decided in minutes. It seems that his lack of preparing in advance (eg - reading the briefs) makes him indecisive. I would definitiely avoid his court room, one of the bottom quartile judges.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2926
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man has destroyed my life and the lives of my children and it only took him 3 minutes. Despite the mountains of evidence in my favor, he made a ruling without even reading my arguments. I have been in his courtroom 11 times and each time I am shocked at the injustice of his rulings. Not just mine, because I have listened to many having been in his courtroom so many times. He certainly gives favor to aggressive Jewish attorneys representing muti million dollar clients. In this man's courtroom children can be purchased and he could care less. Stay away at all costs. File a peremtory challenge immediately if you are assigned to this judge. He needs to be fired, and forced to apologize to all of the innocent victims of his rulings. Of the 15 family law attorneys I interviewed, every one of them said he is the worst judge in the downtown courts. STAY AWAY IF POSSIBLE.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2716
Rating:2.3
Comments:
A dimwit! To be avoided, if possible.

Other

Comment #: CA2674
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He does not read anything! It is a complete waste of time being in his courtroom! He seems to rely on expert wittnesses, but when they give their expert opinion, he doesn't listen to them either. This whole circus has cost me so much money. He needs to read and listen to the facts and make a decision. A simple case has taken 2 years now, all becouse he will not make a decision! Judge Weinbach needs to retire.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2465
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Contrary to other reviews, Judge Weinbach took his time with a custody hearing and ultimatley made a well thought out plan for the minor child in a difficult interstate custody dispute.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2345
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Elia Weinbach does not read any docuements prior to the hearing. He is easily swayed from his opinions. Whoever talks the most typically gets his attentions. Justice is not his priority, he is extremely partisan in his rulings, frequently ignoring the law.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2267
Rating:1.0
Comments:
does not read any filings and listens to noisiest attorney. denies facts, even when confronted with official documents. Elia Weinbach should in prison for the lives of children and spouses he has ruined. better yet, i would hang this old bastard by his balls if he had any. shame on you Elia Weinbach. die and go away.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA1877
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Does not read any of the filings and makes his decisions on the noisiest attorney who is able to b.s. Elia into believing their lies. Leaving the honest truthful litigant to have had a fair deserving trial. Shame on you, Elia, retire already.

Litigant

Comment #: CA1753
Rating:1.0
Comments:
corrupt, biased, sbx211, claims full judicial immunity

Other

Comment #: CA1487
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
You need to understand that there are good men, women and children being adversely affected by your lack of presence in the court room. We have a lot in common. In my line of work as an airline Captain, a bad day results in tragedy, loss of life and property. In your line of work, when you have a bad day, the innocent loose every thing !! Pretty much the same result :(

Other

Comment #: CA1486
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I know that you have no experience being a "family court Judge" as you stated the first time we met. I know you got moved from Santa Monica to downtown LA. I know that your' old, tired and grumpy and the drive to work every day is killing ya, but DANG DUDE.... DO YOUR JOB!! Some times you actually have to read!! Maybe even pay attention.