Hon. Kristi Culver Kapetan See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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. Kristi Culver Kapetan



Comment #: CA27031
The judge was biased from the start before anything even took place with comments from the DA to the Clerk/Judge about " Id rather be no other place than here" so the rapport between the Judge/ clerk and DA was to the understanding that they have a relationship outside and previous to her becoming a judge. I know that this Judge was unfair with how she would not allow my grandson to speak about his lawyer or state what was needed to be said. This whole court room was unprofessional and the fact that the judge wouldnt allow the attorney to submit stuff but allow the DA to play mind games was not acceptable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA24176
She is dishonest. She does not disclose relationships that are obvious bias. Her decisions are arbitrary. She ordered defendant could not argue his affirmative defenses.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19234
Her husband is close to Wild Carter & Tipton. She is impressed by McCormick Barstow and Marshall Whitney. She constantly defers to the law firm, makes sure its attorneys get away with misbehavior she says on her webpage she does not allow. She is dishonest and does not care about the facts of a case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12288
Smart, funny, fair-a top quality civil judge. Background is civil defense but is married to a well-known personal injury/criminal attorney.