Hon. Stephen D. Kaus See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 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. Stephen D. Kaus


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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA7400
Rating:2.3
Comments:
I had been waiting for someone to review Judge Kaus. I completely agree with CA7398. Kaus lacks the moral courage to make difficult calls. As an attorney, he was fine with helping slumlord Larry Chan kick old people out into the street. As a judge, he can't bring himself to sustain a demurrer without leave to amend even on the fifth amended complaint. What a baby.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA7398
Rating:4.6
Comments:
Another ultra liberal judge from Berkeley who loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice. Sitting through his civil law and motion calendar is physically painful. How this pompous windbag ever made it as an attorney is beyond mortal ken.