Hon. Kenneth G. Pritchard See Rating Details
Superior Court
Kern County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Kenneth G. Pritchard


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA31459
Not able to understand or enforce simple (roofing) contracts where terms were clearly in black and white, forged by defendant’s own hand. Asked if settlement the was agreeable to defendant (male), without asking petitioner (female). “Good old boys club” As females call it in this town.


Comment #: CA31458
Rating:Not Rated
Doesn’t listen, scrugs evidence, doesn’t know law, or equity. [Redacted by Ed.] He listened to male testimony without balance to logical female testimony. People, men and women, fear his unforeseen judgements. He has a reputation, unfortunately.


Comment #: CA31457
Doesn’t read or consider contracts. Does not acknowledge law in cases. “Feels” his way through interpretations. I think his disability clouds his judgement. Legal counsel advised me not to be too “opinionated”, bc the judges take offense to strong females. Disregarded a roofing contract also. Disgusting.


Comment #: CA31445
Rating:Not Rated
Racist/doesn't listen/ abuse of power/none fair trial/ removed poeple from court / doesn't care of your disabled

Court Staff

Comment #: CA16162
Burn your paper on this guy.
Pritchard has never stopped being an attorney. He rewards strategy and games but only if it isn't smarter then his strategy or game. He does NOT know how to adjust to the judicial point of view. He is part of an ole boys club that does not include women. He wrongly believes he knows more than any attorney or litigant who appears before him. He is short tempered, and inappropriate on the bench. If you do not pander to his ego, he will cut you down quickly and feel justified in doing so.


Comment #: CA8986
He discounted me saying I had a duty to make sure the roof certification was good and that I waited 2 years too long to report it, after he made it clear the inspection was done negligently.

But held my friend responsible in a separate suit for something that wasn't negligent and happened 12 years ago.

The judges are rumored to side with the men, even when they're flat wrong.

It's getting really, really old.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4340
As a judge he moves things along way too fast, finishing a person's sentences, making assumptions too quickly, and tends to seem as though he enjoys being the center of attention. He is in charge of matters, but he seems as if he has a chip on his shoulder and he lets everyone know, like a grouchy uncle.