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


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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 11 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
Criminal Defense Lawyer4653911/30/201681010879109
Criminal Defense Lawyer4619711/05/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4615611/02/20161       
Civil Litigation - Private4161703/25/2016487 567 
Criminal Defense Lawyer3655907/30/2015        
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  3.15.03.72.93.72.93.22.1
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
465391065555
46197112111
46156      
41617      
36559      
36410      
355865     
34762      
33526      
33525      
31304      
27452      
27025      
10107111111
8754111111
 3.62.32.32.02.02.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
46539   9.0
461971111.0
46156  11.0
416175 86.0
36559   0.0
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
 2.32.44.62.3

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Litigant4558009/28/20162662  Read Comment
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