Hon. Gregory J. Elvine-Kreis See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Humboldt County
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Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


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* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
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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)


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* 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA30300
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Read the case file in Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV180293. This judge’s conduct is memorialized therein.

I’d describe it here, but this site will delete comments that this judge disapproves of.

Other

Comment #: CA30295
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My wife and her ex were going through a custody dispute of their son. Before he read any of her responses to her ex's allegations he told her ON RECORD that she didn't deserve to have full custody and was going to lose her son! Needless to say after FINALLY reviewing her responses, several court appearances later, he agreed that it was best of the child stayed with his mother. A judge is supposed to be fair and impartial but this definitely is not the case for this particular one. If he continues to work as a judge the word Honorable needs to be stripped from his title.

Other

Comment #: CA30294
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I'm a retired lawyer and could write a book about the harm this judge has caused women and children. This judge is bias against women and minorities and he rewards attorneys who share his views. He made derogatory comments about my race and gender shortly before I retired although he was mistaken about my race. Judge Gregory Elvine-Kreis also colluded with incel Andrew Stunich to cover up an assault with a loaded gun that occurred at the Courthouse. The Court who defended a child molester lead clerk for over a decade covered up my complaint after the gun assault and begged the State Bar to let Stunich return to Court. They don't teach you how to deal with gun violence in law school so I decided to retire from practicing law.

-Fred Fletcher SBN 238038

Other

Comment #: CA30254
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
CA30252

These judges are getting paid, while the are safely at their a**es at their mansions-- from salaries paid by taxpayers--.

They sure worry about their own safety. They don't seem to worry about litigants they are harming and put in danger..

Litigant

Comment #: CA30252
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
To explain what is going on in California, a judge is not paid until he renders a decision. Judge GEK (for short, and he is short) makes hasty decisions so he can collect his $190,000/year salary. He even said in a newspaper interview that he was advised to 'not get behind in his rulings'. In addition, any references to him favoring men or women are meaningless. His rulings on custody/visitation/support are irrational and there is no application of family law. I was in court where he told a parent "I don't need to hear from your witness; I have already made up my mind", and the witness had rebuttal evidence of the matter before the Court. He's a small man with a giant ego. I would stand on the 2nd floor and hand out 170's to everyone if I didn't risk arrest.

Other

Comment #: CA30235
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Elvine-Kreis is the absolute worst.
He is an alcoholic and protects alcoholic abusive fathers. He is extremely biased. My daughter was abused by the father of her child. In the beginning the judge did grant a 3 yr. restraining order but it somehow magically become a 1 yr R.O. immediately after. He ordered D. violence classes as well as AOD and parenting classes but then turned around and granted unsupervised visitation to a person with multiple car wrecks while drunk. She has all custody because the father didn't show to intial hearing. When she filed for a move away he ended up denying it, even though the mediators report supported her position ( and that is something because the mediator is a woman hater and very much a bully). She had consultations with two more attorneys following the move away hearing and neither one could believe that the move away was denied based on custody, evidence and the mediators report. This judge comes to court in the morning obviously hung over and irritable, leaves for lunch and comes back to court under the influence with an aggressive attitude and demeanor. During my first observation in court he ruled in favor (she retained custody even though she didn't know what day of the week it even was) of a mother with a serious drug problem and homeless over a father that was able to take care of their children. It was appalling. He has a record and has filed bankruptcy. My guess is he has problems beyond just alcohol. Judge Elvine-Kreis needs to be removed from the bench immediately and forever!!!

Litigant

Comment #: CA30035
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I will say that any comments extolling the virtues of Elvine-Kreis have to be written by him, because no one shares those opinions. Lawyers are afraid of him because he retaliates with unlawful rulings. Pro pers' are shocked at ruling that violate family law statutes. Regarding someone who said he is California's leading authority on family law, are you kidding? Judge Elvine-Kreis, became a family law judge in june of 2017 - 3 years ago. The record of reversing his decisions on appeal is appalling - and the only reason there aren't hundreds of appeals filed is that the cost exceeds $10,000! His on bench behavior borders on the criminal - you have to see it to believe it. The Commission on Judicial Performance is currently investigating him for the assault & battery charge against him by another attorney, as well as several family law matters where he violated the parents' rights. Disqualify this Judge if you haven't already because he has severe mental health issues and a drinking problem.

Litigant

Comment #: CA29854
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Elvine-Kreis is California’s leading authority on family law. He’s a classic gentleman from a long line of well bred leaders. He attended a private law school unlike most of our liberal judges who burdened tax payers by attending public schools. Judge Elvine-Kreis is Humboldt’s finest import. People this smart do not move to Humboldt. Legendary attorneys like Paul Gallegos our former DA support the Honorable Elvine-Kreis. No one can question the integrity and intelligence of Judge Elvine-Kreis. He’s a strong supporter of traditional family values. This marvelous Judge is the sort of guy I’d like to share a beer with.

Other

Comment #: CA29796
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
CA29793
Is this your diagnosis?

Other

Comment #: CA29793
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you're a minority, disabled or a non-traditional gender please ask this judge to disqualify himself on your first appearance. He likes parties who are represented by high paid attorneys only. He has a Napoleonic complex.

Other

Comment #: CA29769
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The negative comments below should be deleted. Judge Elvine-Kreis is a pillar of Humboldt culture and tradition. Young people are nasty and don't deserve to have such a great jurist. We need to conserve the tradition and culture here in Humboldt and Judge Elvine-Kreis is carrying the torch for keeping Humboldt great. He has my vote and support when he's up for election.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA29756
Rating:10.0
Comments:
What a breath of fresh air! So tired of liberal judges and Elvine-Kreis stands tall as a beacon of conservative ideology. May this strong MAN rule from the bench forever! Trump would be proud! God Bless this Judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA29755
Rating:10.0
Comments:
What a breath of fresh air! So tired of liberal judges and Elvine-Kreis stands tall as a beacon of conservative ideology. May this strong MAN rule from the bench forever! Trump would be proud! God Bless this Judge!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29682
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a racist with alt right leanings. Google it. Please do not let this judge decide the fate of your children. Request he be recused pursuant to CCP 170.6. Report him to the California Judicial Council if he bullies you.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29392
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Angry, impatient, and sloppy. If you represent yourself, get a lawyer, because he'll railroad you!

Other

Comment #: CA29330
Rating:Not Rated
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I'm another female, as below, whom honestly requested protection from this judge. Instead, my abuser, requested a deceitful restraining order after I requested one. I was never served about the hearing or the results. The judge actually granted his restraining order and denied mine. He gave more power to an abuser and further victimized my daughter and myself. He dismissed me because I had documented mental health issues, much of which was PTSD from domestic violence. My daughter's father has a black belt in karate and beat me. My daughter's father then actually requested I attend a batter's course. I never laid a finger on him. The only good thing this judge did was deny that request. He should have done more. He should have protected my daughter and I not, the abuser.

Since I was never served regarding the hearing or results: despite my daughter's dad admitting under oath to hiring a private investigator (stalking assistance), and thus probably knowing where to serve me, I never knew that a falsely sought restraining order was granted or that it could be modified by me submitting proof of mental health stability. I would have submitted documents long ago. However, despite documents my daughter's Dad and his mother know my mental health is stable but, by not letting my daughter and I communicate they are trying to drive me insane.

Now family court, including the family law facilitator, is indefinitely closed. Now it's the midst of a health pandemic. I have no idea whose caring for my child while she's home from school. I have no idea if she's ok, worried, healthy. She has to worry the same about me. The parental alienation is that severe.

My daughter's dad was simply given a new tool of domestic violence: parental alienation. After abandoning his child at three and by default, due to my health, getting her at 8, he proceeded to stalk me, refuse to let my child and I speak or see each other, and send me a litany of cruel messages (after I denied his attempts to get back with me). This judge gave a monster a pat on the back.

When I read that this Judge was recently sued for verbally and physically assaulting a man for his religious beliefs, appearance and style I was not surprised. When I read he has done this to other women and children I was not surprised.

I am surprised he was ever appointed to the position and has not been disrobed. I am surprised by our lack of justice system.

Litigant

Comment #: CA27029
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In the age of Trump, the lack of honour displayed by this biased judge does not surprise. Just another sick narcissist getting off on his power.

Other

Comment #: CA25976
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Deliberately avoidant of performing duties pertaining to restraining orders in the fashion of not granting restraining orders. It has been observed that Honorable Elvine-Kreis has called for a recess because he seemed as though he may end up needing to provide one and sought case law in order get out of it. Also, he does indeed seem to not grant restraining orders much at all when women are requesting them or are the protected parties. It would seem that Honorable Elvine-Kreis is more intent on letting potentially dangerous persons run unchecked in the community.

Litigant

Comment #: CA24364
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Elvine-Kreis is an intellectual behemoth! He really is head and shoulders above his contemporaries. He takes his job extremely serious and never jokes at inappropriate times. He is kind and gentle to staff and the public.

Litigant

Comment #: CA23949
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Well I am no lawyer but Judge Elvine-Kreis is extremely brilliant, a great orator and blessed with magnetic charisma. Our community is so blessed to have such a great jurist. His sense of humor is legendary in Humboldt. Judge Elvine-Kreis really embodies the spirit and culture of Humboldt. He is the perfect judge for Humboldt who has a long history of extremely ethical judges. You can't go wrong with the Honorable Elvine-Kreis. What a wonderful court we have!

Other

Comment #: CA23819
Rating:10.0
Comments:
By far Judge Elive-Kreis is the smartest judge in California. His sharp wit and wisdom are epic. Always quick with a joke and keeps it jolly! We are so blessed to have Judge Elvine-Kreis as the new presiding judge of Humboldt! He will keep things moving smooth for many decades!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23740
Rating:3.1
Comments:
This judge has no respect for people who represent themselves. I would disqualify this judge under section 170.6 if I represented myself. His courtroom is a circus of lawyers doing whatever they want.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA22629
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge will change his on rules right in the middle of a hearing. Says one thing but does another. Does not care about the life of the child period.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22070
Rating:3.0
Comments:
This judge and his wife love local politics. He is a yes man for the Humboldt establishment for better or worse. Politics trump the law for Elvine-Kreis.

Other

Comment #: CA21276
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He ignores evidence and the law and makes decisions that are not in the best interest of the children. He has no problem continuing to expose children to drug addicted parents. He ruins people's lives with a smile on his face. He puts children through tremendous trauma by changing their living circumstances every 6 months or less. It's like he doesn't even see children as human being. He is causing damage to their emotional state. If you can't trust a judge to protect your children how can your children trust anyone?

Other

Comment #: CA19959
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After two years he is still ignorant of family law. he will remove your child from you without a hearing and only on his 'hunch'. Very scary Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11825
Rating:7.1
Comments:
Brand new judge. No prior civil or family-law experience. Appears conscientious and willing to learn. Nice guy.