Hon. Kathleen Blanchard See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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)

What others have said about Hon. Kathleen Blanchard


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11487
An unspeakable horror. Unfit for judicial office. An abject disgrace.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9861
Rating:Not Rated
I had my 170.6 prepared months before the case went to Master Trial Calendar.
One time she came out and asked for the whereabouts of an attorney so she could call his case. I respectfully said "Excuse me, your Honor; I believe he is in the lock-up talking to his client." She looked at me and said in a grumpy voice: "I wasn't talking to you." Harumph, Harumph.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7920
She seems terrible. I got her reversed on cruel and unusual punishment grounds, and on remand she sentenced him to 64-life when the DA asked for 50-life.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4882
Given the fact that this judge was a former Los Angeles County District Attorney, it comes as no surprise that she definitely favors the prosecution's side in criminal matters.