Hon. Kathleen O. Diesman

Judge Diesman's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 26 reviews

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4534. other

I prefer not to identify myself because of repercussions. I cannot rate this judge, because I have witnessed her too many times make disingenuous decisions, and zero stars I not an option.This judges decisions are not based on fact, but how she personally feels towards a parent or both parents; which makes her decisions not in the best interest of the child or children. This judge contradicts herself and gets upset if it's brought to her attention; this is a for sure way to lose your case even if all evidence says you are right. She is never wrong in her court and extremely bias. I only hope something is done about her soon.


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3494. party to case (pro se)

Totally disorganized!


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3705. party to case (pro se)

Diesman operates a dysfunctional court and seems oblivious as to the affect it has on individual lives. Her decisions appear capricious, her cavalier attitude, and sloppy management are disquieting. Her overall demeanor and frequent outbursts indicate she is in dire need of anger management training. I seriously question whether she is competent to sit in judgment of others.


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4036. witness

Ms. Diesman does indeed require "anger management" counseling. However, that is just one of her many shortcomings. She is generally incompetent rendering arbitrary and capricious decisions, her court is completely disorganized, and she repetitively fails to do her job. She is one, if not the worst in a very dysfunctional system. The LA court system is broke and we should fix it, starting with getting rid of Kathleen Diesman!


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4784. witness

Judge Kathleen Desman is one of the most corrupt in the judicial system. She's favorable towards the abuser, and has no regard to what is best for the children. She has no conscious, and should not be practicing law in any way.


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4959. party to case (pro se)

In my opinion Judge Kathleen O' Desman does not respect pro se litigants, so I have to complain to Commission on Judicial Performance for improper demeanor


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4785. attorney (non-profit practice)

Dishonorable Judge Kathleen O' Desman. Need I say more?


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6164. other

Bias, not respecting facts


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6579. party to case (pro se)

Been in front of this judge numerous times very unprofessional and uncaring took my son from me after I've raised him since he was 3months old.and she placed him in a dangerous living situation and with a neglectful parent.who only wants money could care less about my son this judge needs to be investigated thoroughly by someone who can see how she treats people and cares nothing about the children or there safety.she is going to get some kid hurt for not doing her job properly.


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6600. other

I concur with my colleagues. This Judge is one of the rudest. She makes truly disingenuous decisions. This judge's decisions are not based on fact, but how she personally feels towards a parent or both parents or the attorneys; which makes her decisions not in the best interest of the child or children. She does not have the demeanor or the disposition to be a judge. Fortunately, she is not seeking reelection. She is doing the judicial system a favor. Good riddance.


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6163. other

Bias, not respecting facts


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6574. other

Biased towards the innocent with no money and on pro per. wondering what she gets out of siding with the one in power and money...


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6575. other

Biased towards the innocent with no money and on pro per. wondering what she gets out of siding with the one in power and money...


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7010. witness

I went to see this lady once every month, I believe she is rude, disrespectful. Takes decisions whit out fully listening to both parties, and against the child's best interest. I saw how she gave more time to a parent who's partner had substantiated allegations of sexual abuse. I am happy she is leaving and look forward in hopes of truly just person who cares for the kids.


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7137. other

This judge is unfair and we celebrate her exit from the courthouse. she needs anger management and is unfit to serve the public.


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7138. party to case (pro se)

rude, unprofessional, and a travesty to our judicial system. Also seems emotionally unbalanced


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6589. party to case (pro se)

What's the difference between judge Thomas Trayn Lewis and this judges . When all court in corrupt ! Attorneys washing hands with judges working with CPS destroyed family! Divorce Corporations making millions dollar ! That is Democratic Country People not happy all fraud Folse allegation!


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7053. witness

Anyone who believes this Judge has been unfair to them and/or anyone who has filed a complaint against this Judge or wants to file a complaint against her, please email me copies of your complaints and/or a brief synopsis of how this Judge has been unfair to you at zandersmith100@yahoo.com


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7201. party to case (with attorney)

I can't tell you how happy I am to see this judge step down. She has made decisions in my court case is a male fighting against a female attorney who clearly knows the court system and how it ticks on the first day of our trial the bailiff identified her my name and asked why she was there. This judge has made decisions which I believe may be prejudiced towards the other party who is an attorney and probably knows each other. A restraining order was issued without cause for no apparent reason. This judge does not care about facts in a case are seeing evidence that might prove otherwise to her decisions. She is corrupt in so many ways. I think everyone who has had to have her as a judge overseeing their case should investigate her or have her investigated I am sure there are probably points to everyday she has handled which would prove that she does not judge equally and impartially when hearing divorce cases. Our court systems are completely screwed up an Antiquated from the 1950s. Why is it that men are abused by the courts and off and put into positions where they can never recover. I have multiple cases that she has overseen where I have met the parties who have been in her courtroom and have lived completing eight years under her decisions that were unwarranted. My goal is to bring up these issues in my further proceedings to try to erase the damage she has done and maybe have orders overturned. I hope she rots in hell.


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6071. other

I've sat in her court twice, had to sit out nearly the entire day once due to estimate differences while cases involving children had to be taken up before ours and so were sent downstairs to resolve differences on our own first. While waiting our turn, we were able to witness Judge Diesman preside over about six cases. She was fair and sensible, handled situations firmly but delicately -- like when a litigant submitted an obviously tampered document, another litigant dressed inappropriately and kept behaving aggressively, and another insisted on addressing the court when what he wanted was contrary to Law and common decency--- and rendered justice evenly with plenty of common sense. She gave pro se litigants the time of day, gave full consideration for many needing translators, so I don't understand all these negative unsubstantiated comments. Thank you, Judge, I am truly sad to read that you have decided not to run for office in this election cycle, and best wishes to you and yours. With you gone, LA Superior Court loses a valuable asset, but we are expecting you to be moving on to greater challenges in service to a nation in dire need of leaders like you.


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6556. party to case (pro se)

I love this judge because she loves my very humble, Self Effacing approach to her even when I've completely lied in court declarations


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7202. party to case (with attorney)

I can't tell you how happy I am to see this judge step down. She has made prejudiced decisions in my court case as a male fighting against a female attorney. My spouse clearly knows the court system and how to play them system. On the first day of our trial the bailiff identified her by name as thought a friend. This judge has made multipke decisions which I believe to be prejudiced towards men. Based on her attitude and decisions the judge and my ex probably know each other. A restraining order was issued without cause, and then judge didn't care to hear or see any evidence that would show why it was not appropriate. This judge does not care about facts in a case or seeing evidence that might prove otherwise to her decisions. She is corrupt in so many ways. I think everyone who has had to have her as a judge overseeing their case should investigate her or have her investigated. I am sure there are probably points to every case she has handled which would prove that she does not judge equally or impartially when hearing divorce cases. Our court systems are completely screwed up an antiquated standards from the 1950s. When women didnt work or have a voice. Why is it that men are abused so by the courts and often put into positions where they can never recover. I have met parties from multiple cases that she has overseen both men and women who have been in her courtroom and have been tormented and destroyed under her decisions that were often unwarranted. My goal is to bring up these issues of unfairness in my future proceedings to try to erase the damage she has done and maybe have her orders overturned. I could go on and on but you all know their facts since you have lived there nightmare of her court room. May the future hold promise for us all.


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7353. party to case (pro se)

You are lucky if your judge is Kathleen Diesman. make sure that you go and listen to at least 2-3 days of her hearings ( not including your own). Follow court rules, do not lie, as she will find out. Hon. Kathleen Diesman murdered me, when I was represented by an attorney who thought that because he knows law well enough - he can do anything he wants in the court room without even studding my case, and that is how I got totally fucked. It took me lots of efforts, hours hours and hours of preparing just one very honest declaration, which fixed it all up. So if Kathleen Diesman screams at you - you are making a major mistake. And here is a recipe to fix it : shut up, listen, WRITE EVERY WORD SHE SAYS, go back home and read law until you understand what is wrong, if you don't understand read again. I spend several days in this Judge's courtroom - I could not believe amount of patience this Judge has to stupid things we ( litigants) are saying, most of us come to the court cannot even state what do we want, and then getting upset with the Judge for not giving us a miracle. I could not wait for Kathleen Diesman to be reassigned from my case to complement her patience, attention, and service to the people of the state of California. I have heard Kathleen Diesman scream in her courtroom many many times, I think it was absolutely unacceptable, I would just send all of us idiots who cannot follow simple set of rules and pretend to know something better than this super experienced judge, to jail until our brain is finally working, but Kathleen Diesman is actually taking time and letting you know, even in a screaming manner what you have to do. So if you are honored to stay in the court room before Kathleen Diesman - understand rules of Court, do not lie even in one word, do not forget to state the exact true and you will be able to move on with your life better then with any other judge. Thank you Kathleen Diesman for educating me and for your service to the people of the State of California.


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7574. party to case (pro se)

Biased towards pro per w no money In favor of party w attorney Wonder why !!?!!???


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8338. party to case (pro se)

The Injustice League of Los Angeles In 2013, I officially requested joint custody of my children through the Los Angeles Superior Court. A buddy of mine that had recently gone through the process told me that it was a complete nightmare for him and he felt that he had been treated unfairly. I sympathized with him, however, I thought, "Well maybe he's just one of the unlucky few that had a bad experience. In general, the court system must offer an efficient and fair judicial process. Right?" WRONG. So, so very wrong. At the first hearing, we were rescheduled due to time constraints and had to come back 2 months later. Once we did, we were rescheduled again. In total, we were delayed 4 times and our case wasn't even heard until a year after the first hearing. When we finally got in front of the judge, I immediately knew it was going to be bad. Her ego was so big that a blind person could see it from down the street. She had an air of self-satisfaction; lazily skimming through our declarations like they were pamphlets on how to cultivate a backyard garden. It was clear that she was more interested in playing God rather than resolving the case. Her demeanor flipped capriciously, making quick and biased judgments as she rolled through her moods like dice on a craps table. And with her nose so high in the air, she often missed important details and had to be reminded of them during the proceedings. But we had to be careful not to imply that she was at fault for something because she could never be wrong - not in HER courtroom. And every hearing ended with the scheduling of another hearing the following month until it was finally resolved nearly 3 years after we started, during which time I missed out on precious moments with my daughters that I will never get back. The court system cleverly drags these cases out until they suck every dime out of both parties and the one with the most money wins. After I was unable to afford an attorney and had to represent myself, the judge immediately took favor with the other party and demeaned me until I literally broke down in tears. And not knowing how to properly navigate through the hearing (like the defendant's lawyer did), I could do little to defend myself. There was even a point when I raised my hand and asked if I could respond to her scathing critique. She swiftly denied my request, stating, "I'm teaching you a lesson. It doesn't require a response". Where is the justice in that? After my experience, I did some research online and discovered a tremendous number of people with similar stories. In situations like these, most people would react by fighting back. Unfortunately with the judicial system, the odds are stacked against us and they're stacked high. So if you're looking for justice through the court system, you better look elsewhere, because I've been to the top of the mountain and there's nothing there but pain and disappointment.


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8347. party to case (pro se)

three time I got ot her to ask for ANY visitation to see my children....Three times she denied it....I do not have any child abuse allegations against me, no substance abuse, clean record except when the ex decided to say that I abducted the son (during the divorce). I asked for supervised visitation, she denied...I asked for Internet visitation, she denied it and said the mom has to find out if the kids needs counceling or not!!! I am glad she retired. if your case is like mine, and you are injured by LA family court judges, please communicate with me on epoegy@yahoo.com...we need to group against the evil system.


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