Hon. Elaine M Kiefer See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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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. Elaine M Kiefer



Comment #: CA31346
She did not care about perjury committed against the court, even when she had it brought to her attention. She did not make a sound judgment in my case either, she allowed a man with no residence, no job, and a history of mental illness to have 50/50 custody of a minor child. She's unfit for the office she holds. And when she comes up for reelection in 2025 I will help campaign for anyone who wants her job. If I could give her a zero rating I would.


Comment #: CA25711
Watched Judge Keifer stomp all over 24 objections. Let "Battered" woman who had zero evidence talk for 45 minutes and defendant had 5 min. Tried to admit hearsay police reports into evidence- attorney had to call her on it several times.


Comment #: CA7995
Judge Kiefer (aka Johnson) presiding in Southwest Riverside County is biased in favor of police and will rule in their favor despite a lack of evidence in the record (Ref Case #E009187JF overturned on appeal App Case #1300267)