Hon. Clare Keithley See Rating Details
Superior Court
Butte County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 3 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Clare Keithley


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA53644
I have practiced for 30 years in nearly that many counties. There is only one or two other judges I have seen with the
outstanding A+ judicial demeanor---that
ability to be calmly stern/firm without being rude. She has an easy and calm
command of her courtroom. I have lost as many times as I have won, but she explains her rulings in a way no one walks out of her courtroom bewildered.
FYI. I am discussing Family Law here, which can be frustrating for some judges. Not her. All FL attorneys are pleased with her (except one who says,
"She hates me).


Comment #: CA52876
Rating:Not Rated
Because no one runs against her she has learned that she can profit off cases. Helping her friend Ms. Brooks gain cases where they leave the child/children with the abusive parent knowing the other parent will fight. Seems to be based somewhat on race. She was clearly in trouble the last few years and was being watch in the court room. Her behavior became so fake it was hilarious. All her cases need to be reviewed. The staff has tried to turn her in but she has created a toxic work environment….fake sweet but honestly mentally ill/narcissistic/loves to laugh when victims cry. It’s so bad that all of these patterns I spoke about is know by all the workers but everyone is afraid of her or they think she an angel.


Comment #: CA41953
Clare Keithley is one of the worst most biased judges I have even witnessed