Hon. Robert Leslie Hess
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 20 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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 - Private3158112/10/201421111111
Civil Litigation - Private2992910/09/2014435 16  
Civil Litigation - Private2851408/01/20141552222 
Civil Litigation - Private2784307/03/201416111111
Civil Litigation - Private2743306/12/2014155631  
Civil Litigation - Private2678805/05/201411121211
Civil Litigation - Private2621103/27/2014233453 4
Civil Litigation - Private2547903/04/201437 729 5
Civil Litigation - Private2465512/18/201351010105997
Criminal Defense Lawyer2435611/24/201311121111
Civil Litigation - Private2414511/10/201379894778
Civil Litigation - Private2255707/27/20131121 11 
Civil Litigation - Private2076603/26/20137991099109
Civil Litigation - Private1859611/16/201214131112
Civil Litigation - Private1375203/04/2012112121 1
Civil Litigation - Private947012/02/20103   24 4
Civil Litigation - Private906209/30/20103  7 7 6
Civil Litigation - Private528905/11/2009788 6 8 
Criminal Defense Lawyer187003/26/20088987457 
Civil Litigation - Private164902/19/2008212111 1
Category Average  3.04.74.24.42.83.74.13.6
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
31581      
29929      
28514      
27843      
27433      
26788      
26211      
25479      
24655      
24356      
24145      
22557      
20766      
18596      
13752      
9470      
9062      
5289      
1870      
1649      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
315811311.1
299294  3.8
285142 22.6
278431111.6
274338 54.1
267881111.3
262112333.1
254799556.2
246559758.4
243561111.1
241459  7.5
225571 11.1
2076610  9.1
185961111.6
137521 11.3
94706 43.8
90627  6.0
5289   7.4
18703  6.4
16491211.3
 4.12.72.33.9

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2270308/08/2013263411.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0