Hon. Kenneth J. Melikian See Rating Details
Superior Court
El Dorado County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Kenneth J. Melikian



Comment #: CA13636
A rigid, self-assured, egoist who is clearly uninterested in the hard work others have done, because ‘He’ and only ‘He’ knows how justice will be served. Clearly hating people, he takes every opportunity to intimidate expert witnesses and attorneys alike. The only approach that works with the man is to throw yourself on the mercy of his court, and be publically thankful for the opportunity. Is this seriously the best El Dorado County can do?


Comment #: CA9535
I'm a man interested in justice. I wanted to ask the district attorney a question. Kenneth Melikian committed judicial fraud by stating ON THE RECORD that I was appearing for the defendant. NEVER did I state that I was appearing for ANYONE. I find NO HONOR in a so called judge who enters blatant lies into the court record.


Comment #: CA4826
Another judge who refuses to learn the law and apply it to the cases before him.