All the comments made about him are accurate. Interesting that in view of his complete lack of civilty and childish termper tantrums in court that he does nothing to correct his abusive and unprofessional conduct on the bench. One would think he would seek counseling or other personal help, but then he would have to be honest and recognize his failings, which are obvious to all who appear before him.
He is a disgrace to even the appearance of blind justice. He comes in angry, yelling and screaming. He did not care that opposing counsel did not give ex parte notice (and admitted it) on prev. hearing nor did he care that they put 37 lines of text on 28 lines paper to force 13 unauthorized pages on demurrer; did not care what atrosities opposing counsel did but when on and on about no special favors for pro per litigants, even though I have 30 years legal experience AND just won an appeal. He argues about disclosing funding to judges...why is that? He is unfit to hold such a position of power because he has no respect for the law; no impartiality; no fairness. He's a disgrace to the bench.
Judge Vicencia is arrogant, abusive and impatient. He does not give time to the parties to present their case. He does not case law on many subjects. He boasts that he can do anything he pleases in his courtroom. He is hot tempered and will scream and threaten parties at will. There is no sense to his decisions since they are not based on case law. A horrendous representative of "justice for all."
I appeared in court before Judge Vicencia in Oct. 2015 on a motion. After reading all the scathing reviews, I was expecting the worst. Aside from the fact that he started his calendar about 45 minutes late, he seemed pleasant and composed. He was pleasant to people, and didn't display any obnoxious behavior. His staff seem happy.
I have read the scathing comments of Judge Vicencia and strongly disagree. I have been before him numerous times as have my law partners. We all consider him to be a very intelligent and fair judge. The only attorneys I've seen him berate are, frankly, inept, disingenuous, or woefully unprepared counsel. Since many LA Superior judges give such counsel a pass more often than not, I can understand how Judge Vicencia would be a shock to such counsel as he holds them fully accountable for their conduct and the conduct of their clients. If you intend to engage in unethical, unlawful, or even simply boorish conduct, then Judge Vicencia will be a terrible wake up call for you.
I found Judge Vicencia to be a no nonsense Judge. Judge Vicencia got down to the nitty-grit with his concise and pinpointing questions, quickly exposing the lies and half truths of my accusers. A most effective Judge. Judge Vicencia serves Justice with Justice well done.