Hon. Clifford L. Klein See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 2 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. Clifford L. Klein


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11687
This is by far the least capable judge I have appeared before in more than 20 years of practice. He is ill prepared, often appearing not to even recall which case he is ruling on. Even worse, he never seems to understand the nature of what he is ruling on. At a hearing on a petition to approve a settlement, for example, he asked whether the parties believed they would ever be able to settle the dispute! The pleading before him for decision was a petition to approve the settlement of the dispute, which included a copy of a written settlement agreement signed by the parties. In another matter, Judge Klein held a hearing on damages BEFORE determining whether there was liability. A year later, he ruled that he must have found liability, even though he had expressly said during the trial that he was reserving the issue until later. This judge is utterly clueless. Paper him every time.


Comment #: CA11586
This Judge should be recalled. He is not concerned with the letter of the law. If you are seeking justice, please look elsewhere!


Comment #: CA10729
He seems as though he is more concerned with removing cases from his desk quickly rather than following the letter of the law or pursuing justice for that matter. Quite arrogant as well.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2307
doesn't know about medical marijuana laws in CA so he prosecuted to the fullest extent