Hon. C. Virginia Keeny See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 9 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. C. Virginia Keeny


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24937
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Judge Keeney is an extremely biased judge, who generally favors going over the court time to push dates further and further out, so that when she finally decides to take a decision on them so much time has passed that she's more interested in crossing the judgement off of her to do list, rather than studying or analyzing the details of the case to be able to make a sound and informed decision. There's a reason she has so many negative reviews, and that someone started a family law petition against her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24432
Rating:1.1
Comments:
1 of the WORST judges of all-time. GOOD LUCK TO PLAINTIFFS. BIASED AND TOTALLY PRO DEFENSE. Will award everything to the DEFENDANT, including your underwear, despite your rape. Her motto should be "get over it plaintiff."

Litigant

Comment #: CA22384
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is unable to grasp complexities of cases and is frigtened to take decisions. She is not the smartest kid on the block. I watched her in a recent litigation of an inssurance company lawyers lying constantly and she swallowed all their lies even though it was all evident . She is unable to even follow the law let alone interpret it. How did she even get on the bench. that is why cases should go to federal court. She told the lawyers she was unwilling to read the paperwork. She is a serious threat to the justice system and needs to be reviewed. Perhaps she should stick to family law, it requires less brain power than complex litit=gation. one of her current case is totally over her head and someone else needs ot take that over as the current insrnace company lawyers are weaving circles around her wihtout her having any clue. Her recent opinion not only completly ignores the law it shows she has not even understidd what the case is. it is frightening that tens of millions of $ and thousands of jobs are at stake and this person is in chanrge of the mtions in front of her. Really scary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13148
Rating:2.3
Comments:
She loves to hand out Restraining Orders against Victims -- and is definitely "pro money." She helped my scoundrel ex-husband Stuart to defraud me and steal all my assets. Maybe she needs to go to "judicial fairness school."

Other

Comment #: CA12980
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very unprofessional and not knowledgeable in Family Law.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA10212
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This Judge is smart, fair, and extremely knowledgeable.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10151
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Totally against father when it comes to custody battle.

Smart, listen a little, but if the father dares disagreeing with her opinion/modus operandi that the children should be with the mother, then she just goes full blast in destroying mode.

Disregards every evidences that demonstrates the inadequacy of the mother, refuses to hold mothers accountable when they break court orders or lies even when proofs are provided and clearly demonstrate the guilt of the mother.

I spoke to several attorneys and they all have the same feedback... She is one of the worst pro-mom judge.

Fathers avoid her like the plague and use your right to rebut her using the "affidavit of prejudice" code of civil procedure 170.6.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9883
Rating:1.0
Comments:
General Inclination is Pro-Money. Judge Virginia Keeny is the most amoral human being I've come across in my life. [Redacted by Editor] I've read a lot of reviews that claim she's only bias towards men, but she's certainly bias towards women too. Don't trust this flippant, disrespectful judge with your children's lives. Her prejudice upends a parent's relationship with their children for no sound reason at all! Are you willing to risk your children when there's plenty of other fair judges out there?

Litigant

Comment #: CA9670
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The most reasonable Judge in the Van Vuys Courthouse. Her calmness is contagious. I was in a very difficult custody case with my ex and by the time we walked out of there we had made a mutual agreement and settled on the same day. If you have Judge Keeny for your upcoming case, consider yourself lucky!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8935
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the best family law Judges. Very reasonable. Reads the papers. Very respectful of everyone. Gives each side ample opportunity to present their case. Her orders and opinions are intelligent, well thought out and well-reasoned. A great role model!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7978
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Completely Sexist and Bias in favor of the woman. If you are a guy, you've been warned. And if you have a lawyer telling you that Keeny is an honest and fair judge, do yourself the biggest favor, and drop that lawyer without thinking twice. She is probably the most despised judge in LA. No wonder they put her in Van Nuys.. She's a bad joke in a kiddy land courthouse.

Other

Comment #: CA7958
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It's pretty obvious by her LACK of SOUND judgement that she is NOT in favor of a little one's best environment but maybe she wants to win favor with the favorite adult...hmm what is she into anyway?!Isn't that kind of personal preference supposed to kept OUT of the COURTROOM and stay in her private life. C'Mon, how transparent does one have to get in order that someone stop them. Oh that's right, THEY'RE APPOINTED!!!

Litigant

Comment #: CA7744
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge is just has a beautiful light about her! She is fair and really reads your case. Both sides. I left her room feeling as if a weight was lifted. She really is a breath of fresh air!!

Other

Comment #: CA7740
Rating:2.0
Comments:
She showed an obvious bias. At first I thought it was because of my physical disability. However, when I felt like any data I produced fell on deaf ears...I contacted 2 different attorney's. Both informed me that many of their male clients had the same outlook. One didn't even want to take the case. Too bad I don't have the resources to take action against her. A worthless judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6979
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The most objective and thoughtful Judge I have ever known

Other

Comment #: CA6440
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Totally in favor of women in divorce. Good luck men.