Hon. Thomas I. McKnew, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Thomas I. McKnew, Jr.



Comment #: CA9014
It's a sad country when an inadequate judge can run again. Hire some young bright judges that want to make a positive impact for our society. Instead of this horrible judge. Bribe him and your good to go. Thomas Mcknew lacks moral compass and good judgement. Get rid of this senile grandpa and replace him with some fresh faces.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5955
Judge McKnew does not know the law, he is biased according to what favors him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5718
Judge McKnew testifies for the witnesses and telegraphs his biases every chance he gets. He is a horrible judge, with very pro defendant leanings, and absolutely no regard for plaintiffs' rights or perspectives. He clearly prefers "good old boy" attorneys in his courtroom.