Hon. Richard S. Kemalyan See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Richard S. Kemalyan


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12635
One of the best jurists in California. He is patient with both sides of the Bar. And always courteous to the parties and witnesses. He has a firm grasp on the law and will spend the time to make sure he understands the issues of each matter before him. If you have to appear in criminal court, then you cannot do any better than Judge Kemalyan.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10542
Fair to both sides. Respected by all who appear before him.


Comment #: CA2847
This man really knows his law. Plus, he is fair and even in his assessments. I would highly recommend him.

--- Pamela (legal assistant for 49 years)