Hon. Patti Jo McKay See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
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* 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. Patti Jo McKay



Comment #: CA38469
Rating:Not Rated
Not good whatsoever. Should not be trusted with peoples legal matters. Contradicts the law and isn't competent. Not right for appeals.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA36555
It is a shame this Presiding Judge cant be CCP 170.6 because she is no good. Denys litigates on fee waivers their due process rights and seems to get pleasure out of it. She dismisses appeals for being untimely even though they are filed timely under the rules, this Judge would find another rule that makes her right and your appeal dismissed. Presiding Judge Patti Jo McKay does not apply what the Legislator intended but only what she believes is right and the other associate judges follow her lead because she is the Presiding Judge. Ridiculous. What is the point to have a 3 judges panel, when only the Presiding Judges opinion matters on issues that could dismiss someone's appeal or block their due process rights in some way. Judge Patti Jo McKay is the Mitch McConnel of the Appellate Division and it's time for a change because she is destroying the lives of Los Angeles county folks.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13061
Judge Patti Jo Mckay the "head" of the LASC appellate division, is very biased. While we have seen her issue "fairer" opinions/decisions, the most important fact for her is the status of the party, instead of the facts or the law. That is, she (and the other Appellate Judges), ignore the facts and law, and base their opinion in favor the party the view as more "politically powerful". All the judges operating like this should be ousted from the bench or step down. They are an a embarrassment.


Comment #: CA12211
She has no respect for the rights of the defendants. She rubber stamped a decision affirming a conviction even though the clerk's transcript showed that the Appellate division had not received a complete record from the lower court.


Comment #: CA2798
I have to say that the review below is spot on. I'm disgusted by the justice system's lack of justice, and how these judges simply stamp something denied even when there are legitimate grounds for someone to be heard.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2391
Queen of the paths of least resistance. Has been on the decline since her OJ Simpson 15 minutes of fame.

Does not like details and is not suited for appellate division work.

Could be replaced by a denied stamp for less cost to taxpayers.