Hon. Ralph C. Hofer
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 11 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Private6784304/12/2019742 15 6
Civil Litigation - Private6725203/26/201951111   
Civil Litigation - Private6060510/16/20189888568 
Civil Litigation - Private5130008/26/2017322 1123
Criminal Defense Lawyer4636111/17/2016        
Civil Litigation - Private2691705/11/201411 1 11 
Civil Litigation - Private2691605/11/2014133 1011 
Category Average  4.33.23.23.33.62.83.04.5
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
67843      
67252      
60605      
51300      
46361      
26917      
26916      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
678436 54.2
672523  2.0
606059 57.6
513003222.0
46361   0.0
269171 11.0
269161 12.9
 3.82.02.82.8

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other6698003/19/2019150821010.0Read Comment
Other4205704/15/20161508211.0Read Comment
Litigant3936312/06/20151508211.0Read Comment
Litigant3856210/29/20151508211.0Read Comment
Litigant3444904/28/201515082  Read Comment
Other3444304/28/201515082  Read Comment
Litigant3425004/23/20151508211.0Read Comment
Other3148212/06/20141508211.0Read Comment
Litigant2517002/08/20141508266.0Read Comment
Other2395710/30/20131508211.0Read Comment
Court Staff2395410/30/20131508211.0Read Comment
Other2293908/21/20131508211.0Read Comment
Other2225207/03/20131508211.0Read Comment
Category Average   2.32.3