Hon. Kathleen O. Diesman See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles 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. Kathleen O. Diesman



Comment #: CA13641
Judge Kathleen Diesman, was one of the good ones; very intelligent, careful, considerate judge, who did her own independent research and ruled fairly.. Kathleen Diesman was a shining example of the way Los Angeles Superior Court judges, especially Family Law judges, should uphold themselves.

A few years ago, attorneys and litigants were given a huge gift, when their cases, that were assigned to Judge Thomas Trent Lewis, were transferred to Dept 27, to Judge Kathleen Diesman.

Unfortunately, good judges, like Kathleen Desman, who are ethical, follow procedures, case law, display good courtroom demeanor, treat parties fairly, often don't last; because they don't fit in and play dirty games. They therefore either decide they won't seek re-election, or simply retire. Reputation and credibility are everything; Kathleen Diesman, should be proud of the legacy she left,. She left with 'Honor' and a title which was well deserved. Kathleen Desman should have been cloned.

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Comment #: CA10366
very good and willing to listen to arguments before making a decision.