Hon. Amy M. Pellman See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.6 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Amy M. Pellman


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA16622
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She is the best. She listens, has empathy and is fair. Judge Amy Pellman really cares.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16552
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Judge Pellman is a careful listener, well prepared and has extremely good people reading skills. She tries to balance her rulings and ensure that all interests are served but especially those of the child.

Other

Comment #: CA16012
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A family law judge who doesn’t know the codes and rules of the court and who
Is EXTREMELY BIAS AND PREJUDICE!
Stay far away.

Litigant

Comment #: CA15116
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Pellman read and beautifully recapped the major points of our RFO. She immediately grasped the weak case of the opposition and was wary of their attempt at sleight of hand. Ruled in a balanced and fair way. One of the best family judges!

Other

Comment #: CA15067
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Judge does not seem to follow the rule of law. She arbitrarily makes decisions and is clearly very biased toward the male party. She does not read what has been provided the court nor consider case law. She is a detriment to the bench and the court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13262
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Most disrespectful lazy judge ever.
Does not read documents, does not follow the law. Clearly biased. Horrible Judicial Temperament. Cause unnecessary delays. Appears to be a man hatter. Rules against men at every opportunity.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13115
Rating:6.6
Comments:
This judge is really leanient when it comes to people that have alcohol or drug addiction. She still insists that the kids have to spend time with those parents even if they don't want to when most other judges will not. Even if the kids have had a bad experience with the parents its ok, they will still have access which is nice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11612
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Best judge on family bench.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11052
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The best judge ever. Judge Amy Pellman allowed accuser to speak as much he or she wanted but on the end by their words Judge Pellman proofed them wrong. Judge Pellman wouldn't tolerate litigants laying in the court. Also, Judge Pellman had lots of understanding to both parties situation. She always protected children during the process of their parents divorce. Judge Pellman was transferred to different court during the process of my divorce. Next judge was Judge Byrd. I came down from heaven to hell.

Other

Comment #: CA9629
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best.

Other

Comment #: CA9627
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
An inspirational judge that words fail to describe.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8714
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best! remains contected, attentive, and personable.

Other

Comment #: CA2226
Rating:8.0
Comments:
She seems fair & has been patient explaining in detail as to the facts and she did grant continuances. She seems to know the laws, She is simply doing her job and I feel she's trying to do her best.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1406
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In my opinion, this judicial officer should not be on the bench. In one case, she completely ignored prevailing case law and the facts of the case that do not fit into her rulings even though those facts are material. She renders decisions which are needlessly very costly to litigants appearing before her. She cites cases to support her rulings which actually hold just the opposite to what she claims. She appears very biased, such that once she makes up her mind as to who she wants to prevail, there is no swaying her. She forces litigants to jointly hire experts and then refuses to accept the experts analysis. She does not have the proper judicial temperament and should be avoided at all costs.