Hon. Kimberly J. Nystrom-Geist See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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* 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. Kimberly J. Nystrom-Geist



Comment #: CA36845
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge is EXTREMELY biased. She should not be a judge as she does not make logical and reasonable rulings. She has an improper demeanor in court and is very condescending. presents unethical behavior in court and has violated the judge's obligations of impartial conduct.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27954
This judge is not suitable for the bench and should not be re-elected. She has a long history of cronyism and bias.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA13714
Rating:Not Rated
Judicial Counsel of CA has also received complaints, considered investigation. -former employer.



Comment #: CA13516
signs nunc pro tunc orders for cronies without hearings! She frequently performs fraud on the court. had her overturned at appellate level! Trash!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5319
Rating:Not Rated
Nystrom-Giest is well known to have serious biases. Don't even think about prevailing if one of her cronies is your opposing counsel. I once saw her shut down the courtroom, kick everyone out (including the court reporter), sanction a woman $3500 (payable to opposing counsel) and tell the woman "Don't you dare ever make those [child abuse] accusations against your ex husband again." The ex-husband? A public defender. The woman's "crime?" She filed and quoted from a COURT ORDERED third party report. The opposing counsel? The judge's ex law partner. That's pretty common stuff from Nystrom Geist. My advice? 170.6, OR hire one of her cronies.


Comment #: CA5006
was bias i wasn't aloud to speak much was accused of domestic violence but my ex never produced a report but was taken as fact even though i had witnesses and paperwork to show it was a lie but was never aloud to call witnesses and everything that my ex said without any evidence even if it was an obvious lie was taken as fact oh and the ex tried to give me more time with my son but was told no which alone shows she wasn't afraid for his safety like she claimed worst judge ever


Comment #: CA4220
Rating:Not Rated
Very biased, and unable to decipher the truth even when it's staring her in the face. Always late. God forbid you should be in her courtroom and be a man. She will make judgments based on her feelings and not the facts.


Comment #: CA4105
Rude, condescending, and made errors in paperwork that required a return to court. Speaks above your head, won't answer questions. Rushes through hearings just to be done. Lectures people who try to correct an error.