Hon. John A. Kronstadt See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
C.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:2.4 - 2 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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Comments


Litigant

Comment #: 23642
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is disfavoring lay person litigant in our lawsuits against tortfeasors, including the U.S. government agencies. He readily accepted the report and recommendation of the magistrate judge, who partially cited cases and picked a sentence against us. Magistrate judge ignored the holding of the same case favorable to layperson. This judge ignores his own order re-opening the case for post-appeal motions. When layperson litigant filed for appeal costs and fees, this judge deemed the motion untimely.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21086
Rating:2.4
Comments:
In civil cases, Judge Kronstadt ignores established precedent, and is pro-plaintiff in cases relating to employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge. He has a propensity to ignore facts favorable to employers, and is loath to grant summary judgment. Even when he sees that he has erred, he obtusely maintains his original position. Additionally, Judge Kronstadt will badger and reprimand attorneys in his courtroom within hearing distance of the jury. He also has a tendency to grant more latitude to plaintiffs' attorneys in questioning witnesses at trial.