Hon. Shirley K Watkins
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 20 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 32 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 - Private8023112/12/201998 31097 
Criminal Defense Lawyer8017412/11/2019        
Criminal Defense Lawyer7938711/23/20199101010109109
Civil Litigation - Private7883511/12/201913317115
Criminal Defense Lawyer7786910/20/201911111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer7551009/03/2019        
Civil Litigation - Govt.7550309/02/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7510508/25/2019        
Criminal Defense Lawyer7487908/22/2019        
Criminal Defense Lawyer7482408/22/2019        
Criminal Defense Lawyer7469608/20/2019        
Criminal Defense Lawyer7469508/20/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7273807/18/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7273607/18/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7232207/11/201911111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer7198207/05/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private7137606/26/201911111111
Civil Litigation - Private6779904/11/201911 1    
Civil Litigation - Private6668803/12/2019511154  
Civil Litigation - Private4992106/04/201711111111
Civil Litigation - Private4860404/03/201711111111
Civil Litigation - Private4679512/16/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4422007/12/201611 1 1  
Civil Litigation - Private4273205/14/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4273005/14/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4081802/11/20165 32 11 
Category Average  2.21.91.81.62.62.01.91.8
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
80231      
80174      
793871059555
78835      
77869111111
75510      
75503      
75105      
74879      
74824      
74696      
74695111111
72738111111
72736111111
72322111111
71982111111
71376111111
67799      
66688      
49921      
48604      
46795      
44220      
42732      
42730      
40818      
 2.11.52.01.51.51.5
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
802318 67.7
80174   0.0
7938710959.8
788351 12.3
778691111.0
75510   0.0
755031111.0
75105   0.0
74879   0.0
74824   0.0
74696   0.0
746951111.0
727381111.0
727361111.0
723221111.0
719821111.0
713761111.0
677991 11.0
66688   2.8
49921   1.0
48604   1.0
46795  11.0
442201111.0
427321111.0
427301111.0
40818   2.4
 2.11.71.61.5

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Litigant8808907/20/20202244011.0Read Comment
Court Staff8783607/09/20202244011.0Read Comment
Litigant7951611/27/20192244011.0Read Comment
Litigant7887911/14/20192244011.0Read Comment
Litigant7544909/01/20192244011.0Read Comment
Litigant7531708/29/20192244011.0Read Comment
Other7520508/27/20192244011.0Read Comment
Other7473408/21/20192244099.0Read Comment
Litigant7241107/12/20192244011.0Read Comment
Other7233107/11/20192244011.0Read Comment
Litigant7168406/29/201922440  Read Comment
Other6924405/19/201922440  Read Comment
Litigant6728303/27/2019224401010.0Read Comment
Other5890808/21/20182244011.0Read Comment
Litigant5890708/21/20182244011.0Read Comment
Court Staff5831407/31/201822440  Read Comment
Litigant5820807/28/20182244011.0Read Comment
Litigant5795907/19/201822440  Read Comment
Litigant5760207/06/20182244011.0Read Comment
Litigant5548704/28/20182244011.0Read Comment
Litigant5537104/24/20182244011.0Read Comment
Litigant5400502/06/20182244011.0Read Comment
Other5369801/22/20182244011.0Read Comment
Other5238010/27/201722440  Read Comment
Other5193910/01/20172244011.0Read Comment
Other4936405/09/20172244011.0Read Comment
Other4934605/07/20172244011.0Read Comment
Other4863104/04/20172244011.0Read Comment
Other4859104/01/201722440  Read Comment
Other4850003/27/20172244011.0Read Comment
Litigant4829203/17/20172244011.0Read Comment
Other4749901/31/20172244011.0Read Comment
Other4658712/03/201622440  Read Comment
Other4635911/17/20162244011.0Read Comment
Litigant4585510/15/20162244011.0Read Comment
Litigant4571410/06/20162244011.0Read Comment
Litigant4531509/12/20162244011.0Read Comment
Litigant4421907/12/201622440  Read Comment
Litigant4421807/12/20162244011.0Read Comment
Other4255405/06/201622440  Read Comment
Other3978712/24/20152244011.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.51.5