Hon. John J Kralik See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA14914
Rating:2.0
Comments:
I had a demurrer hearing in front of Judge Kralik. From his book in which he purports to be so grateful and thankful and humble, I had high hopes for him. However, I felt him to be terribly cantankerous and pro-defense, sustaining, out of a multi-count First Amended Complaint,2 causes of action WITHOUT leave to amend as to one of the defendants,sustaining WITH leave to amend 10 or so (I think) of the other COAs and overruling only 2 of the other COAs. Who is Draconian to sustain w/o leave to amend on a FAC? And on at least 4 or 5 COAs, his ground for sustaining WITH leave to amend was that they were "duplicative." I had my attorney argue that this is not a ground on which a demurrer may be sustained, and it was a violation of my right to plead in the alternative, but he refused to hear it. I was very disheartened because I thought Judge Kralik had a heart. Total abuse of discretion. My attorney had to talk me out of taking a writ. I can only hope I am wrong about him in the future as my case proceeds.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7194
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I have been a civil litigator for over 20 years. However, my experience with Judge Kralik was as a potential juror. From the perspective of a juror, Judge Kralik was great. He was hospitable and welcoming and didn't waste our time. In addition, he was clearly in charge in the court room but treated the lawyers and court room staff with respect. I would love to try a case in front of him.