Hon. Keri G Katz See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 6 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. Keri G Katz



Comment #: CA49073
Judge Katz is fair, kind, patient and bright. She is always very well prepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA45275
11 years as a civil litigator and law firm partner here. I find her to be the worst judge on the San Diego superior court. Dumb and rude. Automatic 170.6 for me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA41333
I've been a lawyer for 10 years. One of the most incompetent judges I've been before.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA40310
Rating:Not Rated
This lady destroyed my life, my family and I need help. Do you know a place I can go to correct things?
Thank you


Comment #: CA23926
This is the most incompetent human I have ever met. She is ill-prepared, wishy washy, and should have gone to jail with her crooked father. She makes quick ill informed decisions based on her own lack of knowledge and I sincerely hope she is not elected again.


Comment #: CA23004
Judge Katz is the worst judge I have appeared before in my 20 years as a lawyer. She is unprepared for her cases, does not have a good grasp of the law, and is disorganized. Although she strikes me as a nice person, she is not suited for the bench.


Comment #: CA20051
Uneducated, unable to listen, rude, partial, wish-washy and confused. the most incompetent person I have come in contact with, but she should have been in jail for accepting bribes in her father's office. What a joke of a human.


Comment #: CA12662
Made up case law. 2 attorneys in the room have not reported her to state bar.


Comment #: CA12130
This judge was not neutral. She went on pure text messages between my ex wife and I which written by me in angry situations between us. When u are with someone for 20 years things are said that are out of anger and does not reflect your true self. This judge based her biased judgment on text messages that my ex wife put together. Disregarded my older sons safety under my ex wife's custody when he was out at 2.30pm on a Thursday night and got a gun pulled on him while his mum was out at 4.30am partying. Several other events I mentioned she never listened to me that my ex wife is an alcoholic and the judge just took my ex wife's word for it.
This judge should be neutral and not condemned good men who sometimes make mistakes. I like it when she personally attacked me by saying " I wouldn't have my sons coached by you base on these texts"
She has no idea who I am besides the angry texts that my wife recorded which I did not do the same because I am not that type of person.
Since she publicly criticized my character I have since received over 15 letters from young men and parents that I have coached for last 18 years so I can give this judge so she can take back she said and maybe look at my story and not being biased and non neutral in court of law.
Very disappointed in this judge. Give me a month with her kids and she will change her opinion on men like me who are not endangering anyone but lost his temper through years of abuse in a relationship on both sides.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11947
One of the finest if not THE finest family court judges on the bench in San Diego. Judge Keri Katz is fair and even handed and treats all litigants with respect. She will be a success in whatever assignment she has. A true gem on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA10637
She is condescending and patronizing. Not voting to reflect her this time.