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


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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 11 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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
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  7.68.08.38.28.78.59.17.7
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
28437      
28123      
26818      
26371      
25305      
23129      
19780      
15257      
14962      
13646      
2066      
1672      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
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
 7.75.86.17.5

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Litigant1384303/08/20122529  Read Comment
Category Average