Hon. Kristen A. Lucena See Rating Details
Superior Court
Butte County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 4 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. Kristen A. Lucena


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29853
Is family friend of opposing attorney. In spite of legal precedents presented, completely ruled in favor of opposing attorney. No justice was served.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA18369
Complete and utter bias spews from this woman. Worst judge ever!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA18306
Now that she is in family law, she is generally praised for staying calm and courteous with litigants. She gives a thorough analysis after trial when she gives rulings. HOWEVER, in child custody cases, she allows the mediators to rule the day instead of applying her own judicial common sense and listening to the evidence presented.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3372
Had a jury trial for 6 days & she was wonderful to work with, although I had heard she is DA biased. Jury acquitted on all counts. What a waste of resources. She is somewhat too quiet when doing bench objections during trial.