Hon. Frances A. Kearney See Rating Details
Superior Court
Placer County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. Frances A. Kearney



Comment #: CA4811
She failed to rule properly -- or at all -- on discovery motions. When she is submitted an FOAH, it takes her a month to return. She acted as the advocate for one side. She ignores admissible evidence and perjury when they conflict with what she wants the outcome to be.


Comment #: CA4359
Judge Kearney is calm, communicated clearly, is a good listener, and approaches criminals in a direct, attentive manner.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3588
This former divorce lawyer came to office through the recommendation of an older judge with connections to the Governor's office. Many rumors of a meretricious relationship between the two. She has no respect for constitutional principles, and seems to not even know what they are. Extremely biased against fathers in family matters, suffer the children. AVOID.