Hon. Kimberly A. Gaab See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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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. Kimberly A. Gaab



Comment #: CA28602
I'm not sure why the other reviews were poor, it sounds like it was one lawyer & client who Judge Gabe ruled against. Sour grapes in my opinion. My experience with her has been much better. She is always prepared & courteous and polite. She is obviously very smart, which you can tell when she speaks. In my opinion, she's one of the best judges.


Comment #: CA27075
Not an impartial judge. Ignored our family's emergency claims that a wage garnishment would place a major hardship on our family of 6. Court was scheduled morning after Christmas (not our choice),and it was important we try and stop or lessen garnishment before the end of the month. We clearly presented our single income, budget statements, and proof of hardship. We informed her that we were already behind on mortgage, and anticipated filing BK as soon as we had our tax return in the new year. My husband informed her that we really couldn't afford anything extra. We also presented the fact that the creditor had wrongly assessed what 25% of our earnings were. She ignored everything, and quickly sided with the corporate side (with the attorney) and failed to consider a fair settlement. We didn't know exactly to say,as we couldn't afford an attorney....and she definitely took advantage of that. Thank goodness my husband's employer,the school district,properly assessed the correct 25%...but, we have been left unable to cover our minimum bills this month. She should be ashamed.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA23657
Poorly prepared and is biased. Judge Gaab made several rulings during a long trial that clearly was contrary to law such as sustaining a hearsay objection when the other side objected to a party's statement. (Yes, it was a party's statement and that party was in court to testify.) Although she has an impressive list of degrees from UC Berkeley, her actions as a judge does not indicate her knowledge of the law. She apparently does not care what a Court of Appeal will do. Apparently, she worked for the Court of Appeal for a few years prior to her elevation to the bench. We will see if the Court of Appeal will give her a free pass. She apparently thinks so in light of the clearly wrong rulings that she made.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA20155
She either does not know the law, or she intentionally refused to follow the law. Appears to be biased toward attorneys that she knows. I regret not challenging her. Fortunately, the jury saw through the smoke and client eventually won the trial despite the judge doing everything to help the other side. Will be using 170.6 agsinstbthis judge from now on.


Comment #: CA19319
In my opinion this judge should not be on the bench. Apparently, she is appointed and not elected. In my case she suggests that the n word can be friendly amongst co workers.