Hon. Laurie M. Earl See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Laurie M. Earl


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10406
I had the opportunity to read the one other rating of Judge Earl and could not disagree more with the comments. Judge Earl is hard working, concerned about doing a good job. She knows that she is in charge of the courtroom and earns her respect through how she treats everyone in her courtroom. While she did not have a lot of civil experience at the time that she was my trial judge, she took the time to be well prepared and understand the issues presented to her. I would find it a privilege to try a case in front of her at anytime the opportunity presented itself. She is another example why Sacramento has for the most part and excellent set of judges presiding.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2334
This woman is very biased. Not a good judge. Will not be fair or evenhanded to any defendant. Just another politically-motivated judge. Just another example of CA's horrendous bench.