Hon. Carolyn B. Kuhl See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Carolyn B. Kuhl


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA47026
Famous for holding a grudge. Plays favorites. Told me that she "Does not believe in trials. There are better ways to do things." Be very careful when listening to her. IME, is manipulative to the point that she lacks integrity. Probably part of the LA judicial executive structure when the Pellicano/Miller Christensian affairs were being sorted out. Her case management techniques IMO have done the LA court system enormous damage (excerbating the California budget cuts). Duke law school alumni. Amiable and friendly. Genius. Very efficient. I thought that she was late to almost every hearing just to make us wait: she'd return from lunch promptly at 1:25 for a 1:30 call then make us wait until 2-2:15 (sometimes even later) before she'd call the matter for hearing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA39716
Smart, hard working and even handed. Everything you could want in a judge. Should have been confirmed to federal bench years ago but was a victim of politics. One of the few remaining superb judges in LA.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1492
Extremely professional and always well prepared. Very even-handed and curteous to all. Conservative but fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1198
Well prepared and knowledgeable. Judicial temperament is a real plus. She is adept at handling complex, multi-party actions