Hon. Kim Baskett See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Cruz 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)

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* 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)

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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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What others have said about Hon. Kim Baskett



Comment #: CA31841
Her conduct on the bench was horrible, she acts as if she is superior and above the law. First of all she had a chip on her shoulder right off the bat because our sons attorney wasn’t “local” she was from San Jose. His attorney requested formal discovery as we tried to work with the mother for just shy of a year and avoid the whole court thing but the mother was/is not reasonable. That being said she was going to school his attorney on how she does things in her court room and her county. Needless to say this judges above the law and the “my” court room my rules attitude our son paid the price, and his attorney was so she’ll shocked and afraid of her she just sat there. If an attorney can practice in CA and the request of discovery is within the law just because you don’t like it doesn’t give you the right to now have a prejudice to that party and his attorney! It was so bad and so blatant that during a break out in the outer waiting area people came up to our son to say how awful and slammed he was getting. The mediator (court mandated) took the time to read all of the back up documentation our son had and listened to each party individually and together wrote up her recommendation that was very favorable to our son. After her rant about out of town attorney’s and how discovery is done in her court she basically disregard ALL of the mediators recommendation it was as if none of that even existed and she expressed what a joke it was. One would have thought she would have addressed the mediator and why she made the recommendations she made. It was as if she new the council representing the mother and anything they wanted they got. He even had to pay all of her attorney fees, Baskett said because mom is on state aide. Funny thing is in that same court room just a few months prior mom completely lied at the child support hearing saying she WAS NOT on any aide, go figure. Hon. Kim E. Baskett should be ashamed of herself, we traveled 7 hrs as a family Sister too, to court with our son Judge Basket banned us from seeing our grandchild said she didn’t care who we were nor how far we came that our son hadn’t made any effort to bond with his child and until he did so no one other than him can see the child. She went so far as to say he had to get accommodations in the Santa Cruz area ONLY when he travelled for his monthly visit and that the child’s mother gets to inspect those accommodations if she approves prior to his unsupervised visit. He has friends that live in the San Jose area he normally would stay at for free but now he has the added expense of Airbnb or hotel. Wait did I mention he has supported their child since birth with no court order and has traveled to the Santa Cruz area on numerous occasions to be left waiting on mom and child for hours on end because mom changed her mind. Baskett made a ruling for visitation immediately following court, the mom couldn’t even follow those orders she altered the time frame but hey all of this is okay with this judge just because she didn’t like an out of town attorney. My honest feeling she is good friends with the “local” attorney representing mom on now our sons dime and she was helping the local.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31547
Most horrific demeanor and behavior I've even seen in almost 20 years as a civil attorney. Refused to all 64-year old single woman living alone to present case for civil harassment against bullying harassing neighbor; claiming it was a civil real property boundary dispute and nothing more. Ranted on for 15 minutes at Petitioner's attorney about the impropriety of the case being brought under civil harassment statutes, while refusing to allow case to be presented. Unreal to be treated such way by an officer of the court, especially during such trying times. I am filing a complaint against her with the CA Commission on Judicial Performance.


Comment #: CA28274
This woman is truly horrible. She has no business being a judge. Rude, demeaning, condescending, stupid. Those who have had a bad experience should write to the Commission on Judicial Performance 455 golden Gate Ave #14400 SF 94102. They collect complaints and when they get enough, they do something about it.


Comment #: CA27216
Rating:Not Rated
She was really understanding in my case for a civil harassment restraining order. I was so nervous and she was very patient kind and considerate. I give her two thumbs up...


Comment #: CA24213
Bullying attitude, less-than-zero interest in innocent till proven guilty, she was unwilling to see evidence that needed to be seen.


Comment #: CA20089
Totally missed the point. Took the easy way around the subject matter.