Hon. David S. Cunningham, III

Judge Cunningham's Average Overall Review:

2 Stars

Based on 20 reviews

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3073. party to case (pro se)

Very glad that he is no longer in family court...far too concerned with going the path of least resistance (ie, ruling for the party with a lawyer), and far too concerned with clearing his docket v. actually doing his job...I do not understand how judges can conduct themselves in such a condescending manner to litigants...they are public servants, not members of a royal court for goodness sakes...unfortunate he's been replaced with a sincerely incompetent judge...Judge Hall may have been a decent prosecutor (or so I have been told), but she is an absolutely awful family law judge...both her and judge Cunningham seem to be unaware that there are California Family Codes that should and must ne followed....please put competent and better more empathetic judges on the bench, not these random judges with attitude and laziness issues.


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4539. attorney (private practice)

In my 30 years of practice, judge Cunningham is by far the worst judicial officer I have ever encountered. He has a rare mixture of arrogance and stupidity, which he proudly displays in a condescending manner. He is an automatic 170.6 - no matter what.


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343. attorney (private practice)

This Judge has a an extremely poor understanding of the law compared to the other judges on the bench in LA. He clearly has his "favorites" in terms of law-firms and appears to walk into court with his mind already made up. He thinks poorly "on the fly" in my experience - If you want to win with this judge, you need to "keep it simple" as he appears to be unable to handle complex arguments in real time. Overall, I give him a poor rating. He is not open minded. I have never once seen him prepared for his proceeding in any case I have had.


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671. party to case (pro se)

Agree with previous poster - Mr. David S. Cunningham III should thank his lucky stars that Arnold got him in because he isn't a judge due to his knowledge, understanding or respect of statutes and laws. You will neither find honesty or consistency in his courtroom. Unfortunatey it depends on whether you are the chosen (observe who and how he rules for his favorites) in his courtroom and not on who is legally right or wrong. He also has a love for his name in the paper or on the news.


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1198. party to case (with attorney)

this judge is super lazy he walks in the court room with his mind made up without having read any declaration or motion from opposition .he is racist and bios.he does not remember anything also please if anyone has any idea haw to get rid of him in my case let me know i will appreciate it


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2149. party to case (pro se)

He fails to read any documents and appears to depend only on his clerks and gut response. AT least two times in my case he was dead wrong with regard to ruling on timing issues and I had 2 other attorneys and 1 retired judge review and agree that he has indeed ruled in error. I could not afford to appeal. If you are in pro se you are screwed with this judge as there is no real recourse you can take and he will kiss the butts of those who keep him in office before being true to the truth. From what the other attorneys tell me in halls of LASC he is the worst judge on the bench and only here because of his "Daddy"...... I just hope your case doesn't depend on this man. Please work to remove this man from the bench. And, tell the schmuck to wear a seatbelt!!!!


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2957. party to case (with attorney)

This Judge is the poster child for LAZY! I sent a complaint in on him and months later here was moved to Probate! Now he is dealing with math and wealthy estates! Doomed for mistakes! He never sad a file and just make any decision. But he loved his pay check! He avoided a trial always!


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4457. other

I have studied law and sought justice for over 35 years. Making a decision will inevitably cause stress and disagreement. I hope that litigants understand that California law is both complex and demanding. While I am far from perfect, it is my only desire to be fair and find the truth. You can always ask me to explain my decisions.


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2972. party to case (with attorney)

I had my divorce case in his court. He does not read the case and issues rulings that cannot be supported by any family law code. He issued two rulings and he was do far off that my attorney agreed to file both appeals with substantially reduced rate, just so my attorney can show Cunningham is wrong.We had a great chance to overturn his rulings at the court of Appeal. But, before the case could be heard by the court of appeal, the case was settled and we dismissed the appeals. I have heard from a source that he was removed from Family Law due to numerous complaints from people. I totally support a petition to remove him from the bench and he should handle simple cases like small claims and should not handle any complex cases.


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7702. attorney (private practice)

I like his personality and would love to play cards with him Especially because he Reads nothing If you have a loser on a law case ....you now have a 50/50 chance He simply unfit for this job and I am a hill billy lawyer from the desert


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1929. other

I have sat as an observer a couple of times in this Judge’s courtroom during hearings and Trial. This Judge Is Tough But Fair. You need to know your case when you show up in his courtroom. He does not seem to cater to high minded profiles and is more concerned with the facts, truth, and thorough discovery of the case. Judge Cunningham strikes me as highly educated, ethical, and knowledgeable of the laws.


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6472. other

I feel there needs to be transparency in regards to this Judge's relationship with the organized crime controlled sex trafficking ring The Luxury Companion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPEPK-GPaik


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2727. party to case (with attorney)

Cunningham preceded over my very difficult divorce and custody case which last years and encompassed many visits. While I wish he would have judged different at times, I know that he had to do so to conform with law and regulations. In the end the truth came out and he was amazing about making sure the law was applied to the full to the other party. He is tough on the bench but I know he has human feelings inside and tries to do best he can. I have great respect for this man and was sad to hear that he will no longer be my judge should I have to return to family court.


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4456. other

I have studied law and sought justice for over 35 years. Making a decision will inevitably cause stress and disagreement. I hope that litigants understand that California law is both complex and demanding. While I am far from perfect, it is my only desire to be fair and find the truth. You can always ask me to explain my decisions.


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4568. attorney (public defender)

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6389. witness

Judge David Cunningham, L.A. Superior Court, lets jurors sleep. Said he is in search of the truth but when 3 people testify we were stopped, The insurance lawyer fabricated story is believed what B.S. He showed a bad photo that hid all the damage. The truth does not matter anymore just lies. I believe in Truth, Honesty and Personal Integrity, As a lifetime Scouter, An Eagle Scout and Recipient of the highest award in Scouting, to tell anything but the truth is against our Lord and the 10 Commandments. This is my opinion under my freedom of speech.


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6520. witness

Judge David Cunningham III, L.A. Superior Court, lets jurors sleep, did not bench warrant 2 no shows. Said he is in search of truth but when 3 people testify we were stopped, The insurance lawyer fabricated story what B.S. He showed a bad photo that hid all the damage. The truth does not matter anymore just lies. I believe in Truth, Honesty and Personal Integrity, As a lifetime Scouter, An Eagle Scout and Recipient of the highest award in Scouting, to tell anything but the truth is against our Lord and the 10 Commandments. This is my opinion under my freedom of speech.


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6521. witness

Judge David Cunningham III, L.A. Superior Court, lets jurors sleep, he did not bench warrant 2 subpoenaed people, no shows. He said he is in search of truth but when but 3 people testify that the cars were stopped. How can the largest Toyota Crew Cab truck sustain $3,500.00 damage, destroy a Town Car weighing 1,500 lbs. less, at 5 mph per its driver. He did not charge her with Perjury, a criminal offense of lying under oath. As a Judge he has no common sense. The insurance lawyer fabricated story that was a lie, showing a bad photo that hid all the damage. The truth does not matter anymore just lies.


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7279. witness

Spoiled and entitled...arrogant Judge..a woman with medical evidence of molestation of her children...denied the ability to place exculpatory evidence on the record that would clear the mother's name and protect the children from a known, identified sexual predator of children....in Cunningham's court... He also has the blood of Peggy Goldberg on his hands.


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7703. attorney (private practice)

I like his personality and would love to play cards with him Especially because he Reads nothing If you have a loser on a law case ....you now have a 50/50 chance He simply unfit for this job and I am a hill billy lawyer from the desert


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