Hon. Kimberly Knill See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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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)

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* 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)

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* 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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Comment #: CA47632
I’ve appeared in front of many judges at the Central Justice Center and have had all very respectable Judges and have in turn been shown patience and the upmost respect by all until appearing before Honorable Judge Kimberly Knill. The disrespect she shows me is merely the icing on the cake of having my constitutional rights violated by her. If you file a motion for reconsideration of your constitutional rights she’s violated you can guarantee it will be denied. Without even a single warning she will sanction you in an ex-parte hearing violating your right of due process. You will need to keep her informed of what your rights are and that she specifically needs to honor them. I cannot express how biased she is in a case with any self represented litigant. I’m appearing in her courtroom after having a man on parole for lewd and lascivious acts on a minor under the age of 14 years old force entry into my home tackling me on top of my two year old son and breaking my teeth while my son was screaming in terror. At the time this felon was my next door neighbor and following this crime sold his home to immediate family members of my arresting agency. After him filing a civil lawsuit against me, I want justice for my family but have known from the first time appearing in front of Honorable Judge Kimberly Knill that I will never have a fair trial in her courtroom. I filed a motion for her to recuse days after my first appearance and she denied it as untimely. She even denies my opposition to motions on calendar when I’m filing almost a month before the hearings. CCP is not even on the radar in her courtroom. It’s like the Wild West in her courtroom, if you’re representing yourself you can expect her to hang you high (possibly in an ex-parte hearing during your first appearance). Don’t forget to be nice either since it’s a rule you shouldn’t look past. The nose piercing worn while sitting on the bench and dressed in robe for me can be distracting. I expect to have the ultimate sanctions imposed on me for writing this review out of retaliation. Understanding possible repercussions I may face out of retaliation, let this please serve to warn any self represented individuals intending to walk through the doors of department C17.