Hon. Laura J. Masunaga See Rating Details
Superior Court
Siskiyou County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Laura J. Masunaga



Comment #: CA24627
Abusive, like the attorneys before me noted, she's petty and picks out whom to punish based on her unethical whim. She has no regard for the laws of the state and openly states from the bench that she doesn't believe domestic violence is a crime. She's the perfect example to repeal judicial immunity.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12302
WHILE SHE has a beguiling judicial demeanor she is petty and punitive selectively. Zero on ethics backstage. Fortunately she announced she'll be retiring within a year. Other judges in the Court are to be preferred. If you challenge her on anything, things will just deteriorate further, according to numerous lawyers


Comment #: CA3637
Sadly, Judge Masunaga is overworked and understudied. She and her cohorts in the Siskiyou County courthouse have lost their credibility in the community. She has made numerous politically influenced decisions which have disadvantaged local property owners of their rights. She should be voted out of office!