Hon. Carla M. Singer See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Carla M. Singer



Comment #: CA10412
This woman should have never been a judge, she does not care about any facts that could are detrimental to the child's well being. She does not do whats in the best interest of the child, shes bias, and wants to rush cases off her pile. Worst judge ever, I can only imagine how many lives she has ruined and how many kids she has put in danger.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8982
She seriously hates trying cases. She will badger a party/their attorney into settlement with threats of exploding the case...as opposed to putting the witnesses/case on and making a decision. Somehow it has become the thing in O.C. for the presiding judge to exile judges who screw up to family court. She hates family court and is not shy about letting people know.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8859
Gets a bit of a bad rap because of her poor temperament (impatient and frequently too dramatic). But compared to most judges in the county, she is at least as fair as most of them and of average intellect. If she adjusted her temperament and was more patient and thoughtful (perhaps a tall order), she could be among the better judges.


Comment #: CA8840
Judge Singer has a serious anger management problem. She needs to get a serious professional help to control her anger or the medication she is taking is insufficient. I seriously question the selection process in the California justice system. It is like handing a loaded gun to a crazy person. I am wondering how many family lives she has ruined or destroyed. I agree with other comments that she is unfit to sit in that seat. It is a waste of tax payer's money. Kids in elementary school could make better decisions than this judge. She fails to listen or tries to understand facts and situations. She should not be making any decisions. If she was working in any other fields, she would be out on the street long time ago.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8839
She is completely unprofessional. Judge Singer throws temper tantrums during trial, angrily flies off the bench after 20 minutes, claims she has a bad memory and can't remember. Judge Singer does not know basic family law codes or cases, or how to apply the law she does know. She assumes facts which are not in evidence, assumes any document submitted is hearsay (whether offered for the truth of the matter, or other purposes) and claims she does not know how to read a marital balance sheet (in a divorce case!)... After asking that I prepare Judgment, she angrily yelled about the "language" contained within the MANDATORY JUDICIAL COUNSEL FORMS, claiming she did not "like it." When I pointed out to her that the use of the forms is mandatory she remarked that things had "certainly changed in 17 years since she last sat on the FL bench". She interrupts constantly, asks for proposed solutions to problems only she sees, then when solutions are offered states "I can't do that!" yet she does many things she has no jurisdiction to do. She may be the worse judge I have ever seen in 25 years of practice. On another case before us, I saw her take completely vindictive action and make a very bad ruling because she obviously did not like one of the litigants. Poor man...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8838
Unbelievably unprofessional. This individual should not be in a position of power over any person - let alone making decisions "in the best interests of a child". Completely ignores the law. Shockingly dismissive of the law and facts in evidence. Poorly suited to be a judge - but should not within a country mile of a family law court. Use 170.6. Don't be a victim.


Comment #: CA7517
Totally unacceptable to be a judge. Hates everyone. Yells. Expresses frustrations verbally. Overall demeanor is extremely unacceptable. If you have her for a judge, file a motion to change judges IMMEDIATELY.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6943
In more than 30 years as a litigator I can't recall ever seeing a person less suited to be a judicial officer. Demeanor is terrible. Opinions are biased and not consistent with basic family law principles.