Hon. Kristin S Escalante See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA36921
Rating:9.8
Comments:
A welcome addition to the PI hub. Well-prepared, reads moving papers and exhibits (including entire lodged transcript). Gives thoughtful analyses, responses, and decisions. Firm but fair and reasonable. Does not seem to issue tentatives so be prepared to argue, but she listens and tries to accommodate. She will impose sanctions where warranted.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA36842
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Very thorough and prepared. Does her own research beyond cases cited in moving papers. Generally provides detailed tentative rulings but also seems to genuinely listen to argument and is willing modify her opinion if warranted. In my experience, Judge Escalante is even tempered and respectful. Even when she disagrees with your argument and rejects your position she is respectful in doing so. She is also very practical in resolving discovery disputes and works hard to get global buy-in on compromises that address each party's concerns.