Hon. Michael C Kelley See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 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. Michael C Kelley


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA45329
Had a hearing this week in his court room in Antelope Valley. He's exactly what one should expect from a judge - knowledgeable, prepared, thorough, & most importantly, very fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA42589
Rating:Not Rated
Sat in his courtroom during his morning calendar. He treated attorneys on both sides with a calm and cooperative demeanor albeit with a aura of arrogance and inflated ego. His attitude changed dramatically with some self-represented litigants. He clearly does not like Pro Pers. Pro pers be warned --- you should 170.6 this judge.


Comment #: CA39655
Judge Michael Kelley terminated my parental rights based on lack of evidence from the beginning from San Bernardino County. Unfortunately, he graduated from Yale University and he was doing complex cases when he was an attorney. He knew that DCFS social workers were not telling the truth about me. He knew that DCFS defamation against me for no reason. I tried to tell Judge Michael Kelley about Karen Bowman and Pedro Dominguez are involving criminal to attempted murder me, he shut me down which means that [Redacted by Ed.]