Hon. M. Marc Kelly See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. M. Marc Kelly


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8856
A bit egomaniacal with his temperament, but a genuinely thoughtful man. Slightly less pro-prosecution during trial than most judges in the county, but about as tough at sentencing. Huge caveat: he is independent-minded and courageous enough that he will make tough, unpopular decisions if he is genuinely convinced it is the just thing to do; I have seen him do it several times.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6925
Very fair, very human. Judge Kelly doesn't treat the defendants like bad people while their cases are in his courtroom, he is so respectful to everyone. He really listens to what everyone is saying and weighs it. He is not an ego-ridden man, and I recall once he challenged a young defendant to a basketball session to show him how marijuana slowed him down. An excellent bench officer by all accounts.