Hon. Keith D. Davis See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 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. Keith D. Davis


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10741
I just finished a highly contested, complex matter before him involving extensive law and motion practice. Judge Davis is always prepared and gives well-reasoned tentative rulings prior to every hearing. He does not appear to have any particular leaning in favor of plaintiffs or defendants and really zeroes in on the issues that matter. Even when rulings went against me, I was able to understand and respect the ruling even if I would have ruled differently in Judge Davis' shoes. I am not able to say that about many judges.

He controls his courtroom well; while polite, he will not tolerate underhanded tactics and misrepresentations from counsel. Judge Davis is also cordial and flexible, and hears counsel out before making decisions that affect the case. Judge Davis is an absolute credit to the bench who I sincerely hope to appear before again.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8065
I have no clue how this man got on the bench, but I have heard stories that it had nothing to do with ability or intellect and that appears to be true from my experience. This man actually made a comment that he "never met an innocent defendant" --
and held a young man to answer for a strike offense, criminal threat, for saying "If you make my mother ill over this, I will take you to court." The same case, he found that one person not liking the way my client trimmed his neighbors trees, meant my client should be held to answer for FELONY VANDALISM (the homeowner did not complain... the future power of attorney did.)
I also did the appeal of a case over which he presided in trial. He is dangerous, arrogant and doesn't belong on a judicial bench.
He is not short on spouting opinions about things he knows nothing about. I'm sorry to hear he is still on the bench... I haven't seen him in a while.