Hon. Linda L. Lofthus See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Joaquin 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12489
Rating:3.4
Comments:
Judge Lofthus doesn't follow the law and sometimes doesn't know the law. 2 examples: I represented borrowers whose purchase money mortgage debt was barred by the single action rule. I demurred and lost, walked out of the Courtroom listening to opposing counsel on CourtCall ask "Can I amend my complaint?" He didn't amend, but when trial approached, we offered $0 on a $50K+ claim, he dismissed because he knew he had no case. Second, she denied a motion for summary judgment, the issues were so clear that at the end of the court trial, she immediately ruled from the bench in favor of the moving party on the MSJ. She's nice, but lacks the cutting edge needed to be a judge.