Hon. Karen L. Dixon See Rating Details
Superior Court
Siskiyou County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 1 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. Karen L. Dixon


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12919
Very charming and witty with the public, but temperamental and prone to denying even clearly established facts and law if she's mad at you or your client. Unstable at times, and will work against you if offended in any way, although it wont show on the surface. Her legal scholarship is mediocre at best, so the good news is that you can often get her reversed on appeal. Total "good ol boy" judge for the local government in almost every case - overlooking rule and procedural violations, revisiting orders improperly, etc.


Comment #: CA10697
I was released from a jury pool, with Honorable Karen Dixon presiding. Throughout the proceedings, she was warm, kind, professional, and funny. When there was a hint of criticism toward her, she did not react, but responded graciously. I was very impressed with this judge.