Hon. William Q. Liebmann See Rating Details
Superior Court
Ventura County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. William Q. Liebmann



Comment #: CA10129
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge ruins peoples lives. [Redacted by Ed.] I was financially ruined by a MD who claimed to close his practice with no proof - I was denied attorney costs - my credit was ruined. There was "no level playing field" financially in my case and the judge didnt care about any of you. Lie after lie told and all believed by this judge who doesnt care about righting any wrongs. He is awful and I witnessed women after women defended themselves in front of him while he slaughtered them. I dont know how he sleeps at night

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9694
Perhaps the best on the Ventura County bench right now. Perfect judicial temperment; excellently prepared; knows the law; listens; and is decisive. We are lucky to have him.


Comment #: CA6726
I would not recommend Liebmann to anyone going through a difficult divorce. He does not care about both parents being able to see their parents. He is insensitive and very non-attentive. He did not care about facts presented to him. While I was waiting for my trial, I watched a few other cases go before Liebmann. He did not care if parents had to move to far away or even to other states. I saw this happen on about 75% of the cases that I watched. He gets a low rating because he does not care about the effect that divorce has on children. He is a bad example of the justice system. The main reason he gets the lowest rating is his lack of caring about children and both parents being involved in their lives. I would recommend changing judges if you are going through a divorce.


Comment #: CA5757
Judge Liebmann is biased and unethical. He does not read the motions and has his mind made up before court. If he knows the parties personally, especially attorneys, he will always rule in their favor. Parent Alienation is alive and well in his court and children are the losers. This man should be stripped of his title.


Comment #: CA4945
This judge is very biased and insensitive, and shows inappropriate behavior. I feel disrespected whenever I go to court.

Judge Liebmann has been the presiding judge over my family law case for years. He does not give me an opportunity to speak for an amount of time equal to that of the respondent in the case.

Judge Liebmann often rolls his eyes and sighs when I speak. He has yelled at me before when I came to court.

At my MSC in 2011,cJudge Liebmann was rolling with laughter upon hearing my decision regarding some property.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2696
Excellent family law judge. One of the best I've ever appeared before as a family law attorney. Very fair, interested in the case, pays attention and will engage in thoughtful discussions about the facts and law with counsel to ensure a good decision is reached. Absolutely no complaints!


Comment #: CA2622
He seems to be interested in concise, relevant and "to the point" information in arriving at his decisions. He recently heard my alimony reduction case and I was extremely pleased with the outcome.


Comment #: CA1537
Rating:Not Rated
I have had very little court involvement in my life. A traffic ticket or two and a recent small claims that I won. This is my first time in a court room and it is not nice. A divorce with children may be one of the hardest things to deal with-ask the kids of divorced parents-I have. Judge William Q. Liebmann has been like a father to me. Even though he must not really know me-except through this case, Judge Liebmann is very clear. He only wants to hear and deal with issues when the parties can not work it out on their own. I take this as we all need to get along. Ray