Hon. Kira L. Klatchko See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 5 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. Kira L. Klatchko



Comment #: CA48800
[redacted by Ed.] Its a huge web of deception with illegal activity going on in the judicial system nationally, but was discovered locally at the Palm Springs courthouse. [redacted by Ed.] I notified both State and Federal authorities. FINRA and the SEC will be involved as well. I outlined [redacted by Ed.] in a 170.6 submission to the court, if you or anyone you know has been treated unfairly, contact me so I may include it in my report to authorities. dennissadorra@gmail.com Simply put, most lose in their case because the judge has a [redacted by Ed.] .

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA47206
She demonstrates a clear bias and a pattern of unprofessional behavior. First and foremost, the judge seems to be impulsive, rush to judgment and hot tempered. She also appears to target attorneys, treating them with dismissiveness and subjecting them to her petty power trips.

In addition to these issues, she displays a lack of competence in understanding the intricacies of the case and the legal arguments presented by both parties. This inability to grasp the key issues at hand calls into question the judge's overall fitness to serve on the bench and make informed decisions that impact the lives of those who appear before the court.

My experience with her was deeply troubling and leaves me with serious concerns about the integrity and impartiality of the judicial process under their purview. I hope that this review serves as a cautionary tale for others and to 170.6 her as fast as possible


Comment #: CA45075
Shame on Gov. Jerry Brown for appointing such an incompetent person to the bench. She ignores the law and can be best describe [Redacted] The public have a right to know about this [redacted] person sitting on the court.


Comment #: CA40371
Incompetent, does not know the law, and all the reviews here are completely true. She is biased, discriminates and is rude. Listened to her hearing others and witnessed same. This judge should be impeached and removed from the bench as she really has no clue.


Comment #: CA40347
Totally disrespectful, condescending, asks rhetorical questions like, 'Are you a doctor?" The answer is no and you, Kira, are on a power trip and you are not a doctor either. Get off your high horse and stop the arrogance!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA39409
It is very easy to cheat in her courtroom, she's completely and utterly clueless to it. Definite 170.6. Doesn't deserve to be a trial judge much less have pretenions to being a court of appeal judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA39253
Comment#CA38021 and #CA12736 below may seem over the top, but they are 100% accurate. In my many years of civil trial practice I have never encountered a judge so completely unfit to serve. If you are looking for a fair trial decided by law and facts, and a judge who shows civility and respect to the parties, run the other way.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA38021
Horrible Judge who never should have been appointed to the bench. She is a prime example of political corruption in our system. 170.6 her as fast as you can or you will regret it. Very insecure, narcissistic, antisocial, and passive aggressive; ignorant of the law and unwilling (or unable) to learn it. Horrible temperament. Incapable of basic case reading-comprehension. If your issue isn't black and white in a judicial hornbook for her to cut and paste, she is incapable of learning and ruling correctly. Even if the issue is "can briefed" for her, she still will only rule in a manner that furthers her ego and political ambitions. She sides with whoever she feels can or will promote her judicial political aspirations to become an appellate judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA25093
No doubt Judge Klatchko will sit on an appellate panel in the future. She is intelligent and knows the law. I believe she is better suited to civil practice than family law. I also believe there is more dimension to her than most people realize. My experience is that if you are respectful and prepared, she will treat you with equal respect.


Comment #: CA12736
Rating:Not Rated
She has zero class
She is beyond rude
Her ego is bigger than Texas
She's on a power trip
Her best interest isn't in the child
She belittles people and yells at them in court
If your child is of age abdcwabts to be heard she will do anything in her power to humiliate the teen and put them in their place making sure the teen knows who's boss
She has little regard for the best interest of the child
Loves loves loves putting sanctions on parents especially custodial parent
She should be an attorney defending criminals that better suites her and her evil ways