Hon. Kenji Machida See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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)

What others have said about Hon. Kenji Machida


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA8467
The Hon. Machida sides on the defense because he does not want to hear any appeals to use up any more time or resources. He did not read through the evidence and is a biased judge siding on the defense. Hence, he does not seek the truth. A shame to the justice system.


Comment #: CA5463
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge is the worst. Breaks handfuls of CCP codes,shows favoritism towards attorneys if they are the defendants,and is all around completely unreasonable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4745
Rating:Not Rated
After age 40 all judges should be removed! This judge can't remember anything! This loser is old and wants a free ride -- he is rude, loud and a liar!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4580
He is an excellent judge who actually takes the time to read the papers submitted and ask the right questions. Like any good judge, he's able to identify the real issues and ultimately come to the right decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4575
Rating:Not Rated
I had business dealings with him before he became a judge. He was devoid of a sense of moral rectitude. He would cheat an orphan out of his clothes without remorse.


Comment #: CA1902
Rating:Not Rated
extremely arrogant and short tempered

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1767
Probably well educated and smart, but somehow completely unable to grasp how to be a bench officer. Absolutely terrible judgment, completely disconnected from reality.