Hon. Clifford L. Klein See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 6 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Clifford L. Klein


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA31506
Rating:Not Rated
Fraud had been committed in judge Klein's courtroom my attorney wouldn't even speak up for me when I fired her and represented myself in the probate court with judge Kline I never got to speak on my behalf I asked him if I could have a subpoena 2 subpoena the bank and he told me if I can pay their way from Wilmington Delaware and their cost for staying until they testify for me then he would give me this subpoena I had to file a few waiver to file my own papers there's no way I could do that so in other words our inheritance was taken from us and judge Klein didn't even care some man not even related to us walked away with my mother's life insurance and our inheritance our mother left us and we provided proof of fraud

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31503
Huge ego, rude and shows favoritism in courtroom. Does not read anything about case, more interested in chatting up his buddy attorneys about concerts and sports. Ready to retire and good riddance once he does.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23620
I cannot comment on Judge Klein's abilities in criminal court as I have no experience with him on those issue. My experience has been with him in probate trials when he moved to the probate bench Although he cam from an entirely criminal background as a judge and a lawyer before that, he seems to have come to a strong knowledge of the law in probate and grasps the complexities of probate.
He appears to give pro per litigants a fair opportunity to be heard in front of him. I have found him to be a fair minded judge who is polite and evenhanded with all who come before him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13082
This Judge is a true idiot in every sense of the word. He doesn't even remember the facts or look at the evidence presented. He is a terrible judge of character and will crucify you before trial even begins. I pray for you if you get this idiot. He will throw the book at you, especially if you are innocent.

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