Hon. David J Cowan
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   1.9 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 7 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 - Private7455608/18/2019111110111
Civil Litigation - Private7328707/27/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7199007/05/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7004806/06/201912112211
Civil Litigation - Private6772104/09/2019111177510
Criminal Defense Lawyer5630505/24/20184125511 
Civil Litigation - Private5493203/29/20185121747 
Civil Litigation - Private5324912/23/201711111111
Category Average  1.91.11.31.54.32.32.32.5
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
74556111   
73287111111
71990      
70048      
67721      
563051     
54932      
532491111  
 1.01.01.01.01.01.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
745561112.0
732871111.0
719901111.0
7004811101.4
677211113.0
563051112.3
5493231 3.8
532491111.0
 1.31.02.31.9

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Probation or Pretrial Officer7921811/19/201922401  Read Comment
Litigant6535302/16/20192240111.0Read Comment
Litigant6453701/31/20192240111.0Read Comment
Other5860508/11/20182240111.0Read Comment
Other5105108/11/2017224011010.0Read Comment
Litigant4905604/22/2017224011010.0Read Comment
Other4620311/05/2016224011010.0Read Comment
Litigant4616611/03/2016224011010.0Read Comment
Category Average   6.16.1