Hon. Christopher E. Krueger See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Christopher E. Krueger


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Litigant

Comment #: CA11606
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I was the plaintiff in my case. This is my first experience in any court, so I don't have a way to compare Judge Krueger to others. I lost my case, but it wasn't Judge Krueger's fault. I lost because my original attorney, Bill Warne, didn't file the complaint properly, & he forced me to find a new attorney at the last moment. I thought Judge Krueger explained things & was fair in his decisions. I understand that he simply followed the law. I'm looking at this experience through the eyes of a 69 year old male, who has never been in trouble, never been bankrupt, owned my own business for 50 years, paid my taxes, never collected a penny from welfare, own my home, have a wife, kids, & grand kids. I know I'm a odd ball in today's world. I must say, this was one of the more unpleasant experiences in my life. I know I'm not the only person who's been cheated out of their life's work. I also know this system could care less. I've heard all the catchy little excuses people in the legal system use to rationalize this mess. My advice to anyone looking for help from the government you pay taxes to support; look elsewhere. I think Judge Krueger did the best he could in a broken system.

Prosecutor

Comment #: CA11341
Rating:2.8
Comments:
True. He is not a strong Judge unless you are a white female and young, or Kevin Johnson. He is not strong in his analyses. He will rule according to who he feels he needs to please. If there is a client and attorney (never go pro se) it depends on the amount of people on his right or left. Be attractive, not intimidating if you are a male, and even if you disrespect him as a white ALJ female, no sanctions, no reprimand, just don't try to argue with the rules of law. This is coming from a white female.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11155
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge is only politically motivated. Not a stable personality for the bench, not motivated to make the right legal decisions. His rulings undermine the correct outcome.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8827
Rating:8.6
Comments:
Judge Krueger is an excellent judge. I had a very long and complex civil trial he presided over last year. He worked long hours, lunch, and any break he had to get the rulings right. He was extremely gracious with the jury, fair and impartial with counsel, and able to get to the bottom of complicated issues very quickly. These negative comments are absolutely confusing to me.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8583
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Do not waste your time bringing a criminal motion before this judge, he is a tool for the prosecutor. I am now appealing a horrible decision which he rendered yesterday on a Kellett motion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8149
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Who on earth are the authors of these negative comments? Judge Krueger is the best - community-minded, smart, prepared. I am stunned at some of these comments.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8006
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I don't understand the previous comments. I think that Judge Krueger is one of our very best judges: smart, thoughtful and terribly hard-working. The sort of judge we can expect to lose to the federal or appellate benches.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7792
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not a critical thinker, not a good judge. Just another politically-motivated judge who only cares how he looks. Another example of California's horrendous bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7752
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He can be led around by flattery... especially from catholic attorneys who know that.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7751
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The public does not know how bad of a choice the last governor made in appointing Krueger as a "judge". How can our court system be impartial if this Judge's wife Kris L. Burks works for the THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL? How can that not be a conflict of interest on the public.
 
 
 


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA6172
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Believes people that file false reports and makes up unfounded lies. Is of the opinion if you have ever been involved in a case and convicted, then you are now convicted. Makes negative comments on mediation and CPS reports.