Hon. Samantha P. Jessner
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 2 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 - Private3641007/21/20151  1  1 
Civil Litigation - Private3558606/19/201515212311
Civil Litigation - Private3476205/13/201555336111
Criminal Defense Lawyer3352603/19/2015        
Civil Litigation - Private3352503/19/2015        
Civil Litigation - Private3130411/27/2014109775 6 
Civil Litigation - Private2745206/13/20141 1 51 1
Criminal Defense Lawyer2702505/17/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1010703/07/201111111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer875408/23/201011111111
Category Average  2.94.22.52.33.31.41.81.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
36410      
355865     
34762      
33526      
33525      
31304      
27452      
27025      
10107111111
8754111111
 2.31.01.01.01.01.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
364101 11.0
3558618102.3
3476211 3.1
33526   0.0
33525   0.0
313049 57.6
274521  1.8
27025   0.0
101071111.0
875411101.0
 2.12.85.41.8

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Court Staff2343009/25/20132662  Read Comment
Litigant2195506/07/2013266233.0Read Comment
Other1455204/19/20122662  Read Comment
Litigant1203210/08/2011266211.0Read Comment
Category Average   2.02.0