Hon. Ross M. Klein See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 4 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. Ross M. Klein


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5891
Rating:5.3
Comments:
This judge was my public defender when he worked in Norwalk Superior Court.... Ross Klein committed misconduct by forcing me to accept a plea.. He was supposed to be my attorney but he was helping the Judge and District Attorney... It was one of the most horrible experiences I ever encountered... Judge Ross Klein has a lot of bad past misconduct and I hope he is a better Judge then he was a Public Pretender.....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3457
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The favorable review below must have been written by Judge Klein's grandmother; in whose eyes he can do no wrong as my experiences have been the opposite. Judge Klein seems to not read the motions before him and instead defers to whatever his law clerk tells him to do. He is curt and dismissive.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3244
Rating:9.9
Comments:
This judge is simply evenhanded and brilliant. He is hardworking and cares about his calendar and the litigants before him. A most impressive jurist.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2428
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I asked the judge, with a doctor's note for a continuance, and he deferred to the plaintiffs attorney to decide? WTF!!!

Litigant

Comment #: CA2159
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Refused to grant an early termination of a probation request due to the nature of the charge, when there was NO PROBATION VIOLATION MADE! Why not reward a probationer for doing well? Obviously Judge Klein does NOT believe in this!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA242
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Klein can be a little snarky and rigid for some, but he'll give you a fair trial. Efficient, professional, and a brilliant legal scholar. Bring your A-game. Continuances disfavored.