Hon. Mark C. Kim See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 3 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. Mark C. Kim


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24776
Excellent Judge in multi-week civil case. Kept the trial moving and was fair and prompt in his rulings.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA16058
Judge Kim is one of the few, very few judges, that actually reads the papers, applies the law without bias, and gives both sides a fair opportunity to present their arguments. Not many of these judges left.


Comment #: CA13195
Rating:Not Rated
Paper this judge.
Biased, unfair, unjust.
Have your case heard by someone else.
Might be prejudiced against other minorities or might be oro Asian group!!!
Ruling in one of the cases clearely showed a litigant at a disandvantage, supported by evidence, testimony and opponent's own declaration.
Judge's decision was surprising.
If your Middle Eastern or of a dark skin, run from this judge. He might not have made the transition from Prosecutor to judge, despite years on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA451
Imagine the most officious and hostile police deputy you possibly can, then fit it into a short man. That's this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA406
Rating:Not Rated
This man is atrocious, and a disgrace to the bench. He has never left the District Attorney's office, in his mind. When a jury was hung, he actually asked the D.A. if his office would mind if a mistrial was declared. What? He is not very intelligent at all, and will not listen to arguments contrary to the position taken by the prosecutor. He seems to believe that his position as a judge should be to protect and bolster the prosecution position.