Hon. James C. Chalfant
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   5.2 - 26 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 27 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 - Private4062502/02/2016        
Criminal Defense Lawyer4058101/31/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4058001/31/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4056101/30/2016        
Criminal Defense Lawyer4055901/30/20161111111 
Criminal Defense Lawyer4051801/29/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4050201/28/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4049901/28/2016      1 
Criminal Defense Lawyer4045301/28/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4044801/28/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4044501/28/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4044001/28/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private3840410/21/2015101010101010  
Civil Litigation - Govt.3253201/23/2015151 1151
Civil Litigation - Private3252901/23/201591010101010 10
Civil Litigation - Private3205001/05/2015        
Civil Litigation - Private3197001/01/201511211021 
Civil Litigation - Private3129011/26/2014101010101010  
Criminal Defense Lawyer2843707/28/20149910910101010
Civil Litigation - Private2812307/16/20141010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private2681805/06/2014910101091010 
Civil Litigation - Private2637104/05/201410   1010  
Civil Litigation - Private2530502/21/2014109101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private2312909/01/2013211151  
Civil Litigation - Private1978001/29/2013        
Civil Litigation - Private1525706/01/2012910101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private1496205/16/201245555555
Criminal Defense Lawyer1364602/22/201277 8    
Civil Litigation - Private206606/08/2008999999 6
Criminal Defense Lawyer167202/27/2008510101091093
Category Average  5.05.25.15.35.75.34.24.3
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
40625      
40581111111
40580111111
40561      
405591     
40518111111
40502111111
40499      
40453111111
40448111111
40445110    
40440111111
38404      
32532      
32529      
32050      
319701     
31290      
28437      
28123      
26818      
26371      
25305      
23129      
19780      
15257      
14962      
13646      
2066      
1672      
 1.02.11.01.01.01.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
40625   0.0
40581   1.0
405801111.0
40561   0.0
405591  1.0
405181111.0
405021111.0
40499   1.0
404531111.0
404481111.0
40445   1.0
404401111.0
3840410 510.0
325321  2.1
3252910  9.9
32050   0.0
319701112.2
3129010  10.0
2843710  9.6
2812310101010.0
268189  9.6
2637110 510.0
2530510 109.9
231291111.7
19780   0.0
1525710259.9
149625 54.9
136467 77.3
20668698.9
167251038.5
 5.43.03.94.5

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Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other4082302/11/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4062202/02/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4060402/01/2016252911.0Read Comment
Court Staff4059302/01/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4057101/30/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4055801/30/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4055601/30/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4055501/30/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4055401/30/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4053601/29/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4052901/29/201625291010.0Read Comment
Other4052001/29/2016252911.0Read Comment
Litigant4050701/29/20162529  Read Comment
Other4050101/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4049001/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4048901/28/20162529  Read Comment
Other4048801/28/2016252922.0Read Comment
Other4048701/28/20162529  Read Comment
Other4048601/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4048201/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4047901/28/20162529  Read Comment
Other4047801/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4047701/28/20162529  Read Comment
Other4046701/28/20162529  Read Comment
Other4046501/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4046001/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4045701/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4045401/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4045201/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4044401/28/20162529  Read Comment
Other4043101/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other4043001/28/2016252911.0Read Comment
Other3903011/20/2015252911.0Read Comment
Other3452405/01/2015252911.0Read Comment
Litigant1384303/08/20122529  Read Comment
Category Average   1.41.4