Hon. Michael A. Knish See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Michael A. Knish


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA46380
As a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney I appreciate his understanding and application of the law. Probably one of the fairest Judges I’ve ever appeared before.


Comment #: CA9519
To date Judge Knish seems to be the only one to genuinely care about my childrens well being and their best interest. He is very compassionate, understanding and actually took time to read everything which I have never seen from any other judge before. If you get him as your judge consider yourself very blessed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8486
Judge Knish is one of the best judges I have come across. I appeared in his courtroom for my own case on several occassions. Not only was he extremely knowledgable in family law, but he portrayed a genuine concern for my well being. He went above and beyond how I expected a judge to act. You will be very lucky to have him as your judge and know he will actually review your paperwork, give you straight answers, and will be as fair as possible.