Hon. Harry S. Kinnicutt See Rating Details
Superior Court
Solano County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Harry S. Kinnicutt



Comment #: CA6590
Horrible judge, does not understand facts, seems to think on emotion rather than reason, this is not good if you are a civil plaintiff or a defendant. If you are civil litigant and have the misfortune of being assigned this judge, file a motion to disqualify him. He has clearly been on the bench too long.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5622
Judge Kinnicutt is fair - if presented the facts in a professional manner, he is a fair judge who believes in doing the correct thing. I feel judge kinnicutt intends to be efficient and not waste the courts time - he seems to believe in being honest, in having good morals and being a good person, no matter what age, race or sex you might be - it does not matter who or what you are in his court room, it simply matters if you were right or wrong and can prove yourself without a doubt, which is what it is about right? I think he does a fine job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4630
Judge Kinnicutt is arrogant and makes unpredictable decisions. He treats people poorly in court. I have appeared in front of him in civil, probate, and criminal cases. DQ him if you have the chance.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4437
This judge is not pro-plaintiff, as someone mentioned. He does not bother to make a fair assessment. He is also hostile to minorities.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4358
His temperament is awful and he does yell at all parties, and both prosecutors and defense attorneys. He continually gets re-elected because he is tough on crime. In trial he will limit opening and voir dire and will not allow speaking objections. I have given him the benefit of the doubt, but I would not recommend going in front of him at all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3929
He is our judge in a case we, as plaintiffs, are fighting against a huge and corrupt corporation. The defendants have unlimited funds and have appealed his rulings twice already, and we have not even made it to trial yet. I am sure that when we finally prevail at trial, the defendants will appeal again. I am grateful that Judge Kinnicut is on this case with us. He is smart, thoughtful and fair. He cares about justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3263
Very pro-plainitff/little guy; if you are a big defendant be ready to suffer

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2635
Is incredibly ill-tempered. Yelling is common place. He is usually uninformed on the law and is not someone you want to appear before. You never know if you are going to get Jekyll or Hyde. Stay away from this courtroom if you can.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA294
Being from out of town I was told he is a hanging judge. Always smiling and pleasant - I couldn't read him. He refuses to give indicated sentences. In the end, it was community service for a felony and everybody was happy. I'm sure one could upset this judge, so perhaps we got lucky? I like him.