Hon. Michael P. Kenny See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Michael P. Kenny


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12851
It appeared this judge had pre-decided this lawsuit from the very beginning of the litigation. His bias was obvious.


Comment #: CA5946
Fair, intelligent, understands the law and applies it accurately.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3649
I've done several trials in front of Judge Kenny and he is personable. Easy to get along with and I would not hesitate to try a sex case in front of him. He will tell you that he had a child that was molested and will make your client agree on the record that this is not an issue or he will recuse himself. I think he is fair, especially in sex cases so he doesn't get reversed by the appellate court. But overall a good trial experience.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA193
Rating:Not Rated
I have tried a couple of cases in front of Judge Kenney and found it to be a pleasure. He is pleasant to everyone and will let you try your case. He is not strong on the law, but he will rule correctly if you show him the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA183
This judge will rule in favor of the prosecution when he shouldn't. He is not the sharpest on the law. He has a tendency toward arrogance.