Hon. John Shepard Wiley, Jr. See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. John Shepard Wiley, Jr.


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5739
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best Judge the LASC has to offer.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3571
Rating:9.5
Comments:
A highly intelligent jurist; a true legal scholar. He is very pleasant, courteous and works well with attorneys and litigants to get a case settled. If you cannot settle, he is marvelous at trial. If only they could all be like him ...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3399
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Wiley is intelligent and very fair. I have had nothing but good experiences with him both at Mosk and CCW. I didn't win motions with him all the time, but always felt like he read the papers and ruled fairly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2771
Rating:9.9
Comments:
I'd be hard pressed to think of anything negative about the man. He goes out of his way to show respect to everyone in his courtroom, and is otherwise just a pleasant, likeable guy. He reads the papers, and is prepared to discuss them. Tends to come up with pragmatic rulings -- even if they sometimes stray a little from where he strictly ought to come down. He is a little pushy on case and trial management.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2617
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Wiley does not know the difference between a bench trial and a motion for summary judgment. He also has no idea how to apply the standard: "in a light most favorable to the non-moving party". Instead, he expends his energies complaining about budget cuts in the judiciary. What inevitably follows is judicial misconduct. Avoid this judge at all costs. He should be permanently removed from his office.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1791
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Was only in front of him twice on motions before he was assigned to CCW to do complex litigation but he was smart, actually thought about what he was doing, and had a sense of humor. Wish I was still in his court. If there's any justice at all, he's headed for higher court(s).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1224
Rating:8.7
Comments:
Judge Wiley does it by the book, which some practioners like me appreciate. No ex partes except as authorized by statute. No trial continuances unless you really move heaven and earth. That said, he is impartial, thoughtful, and certainly one of the finer judges on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1067
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Great judge. Fair, impartial, thoughtful and seems to really care about his work. If only we had more like him in Central, law could actually be fun.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA540
Rating:8.0
Comments:
I like him a lot on an overall basis. He also listens well, is bright, and shows a willingness to deviate from his tentative if the right circumstances are shown. Very pragmatic. Only negative is that he is a little pushy on case management scheduling--I understand given that deadlines do settle cases, but a little more leniency might be good in certain cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA396
Rating:9.5
Comments:
In 27 years of practice, this is one of the finest judges I have appeared in front of. I had a complex habitability case in front of him with some one hundred plaintiffs and very obnoxious opposing counsel. Judge Wiley was always prepared; he had the keen intelligence to quickly grasp and analyse complex issues and his judicial temperament made every appearance easy on the stomach.