Hon. James A. Kaddo See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. James A. Kaddo


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12650
Temperamental judge who runs his court like a reality show. Full of ego. He can't hear well and should either retire or get a hearing aid. Was overly pro plaintiff and do not believe he listened well.


Comment #: CA12649
Avoid this judge's courtroom at all costs. He is full of himself and conducts the court like a reality show. Don't think he listens well or that his decisions are unbiased.


Comment #: CA10219
He handled the situation at the courtroom really well. Very professional and has a sense of humor. I am a juror and it was my first time. I had a very good experience as a juror. He explains everything properly. He didn't made us feel intimidated and he made us feel very important.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9579
Yikes! Kaddo is easily confused and pro-tenant. I strongly advise landlords to avoid his courtroom. I would especially avoid Kaddo if there is anything even a little complicated about your case or if you have a boisterous pro-per tenant.

Kaddo is easily confused and lacks courtroom control (which only adds to the confusion). Kaddo seemed very lost in a mess of tenant papers and other clutter leading him to become visibly frustrated with himself.

Kaddo is strongly pro-tenant. He raised a defense for the tenant and was very unhappy when I sternly reminded him the court court not raise or discuss defenses which were not raised in her Answer. Later on I had to read a code section to him.

However, if you are a tenant then Kaddo is a great choice. He is very easy to confuse and you can use that confusion to get him to dismiss the UD case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1215
Old and not terribly bright. That equals stubborn, and you don't want to be on the wrong side of stubborn.