Hon. Richard A. Kramer See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 4 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. Richard A. Kramer


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA18705
Kramer has retired but unfortunately continues working as a "neutral" arbitrator, thereby inflicting more mayhem and injustice to the unsuspecting. He ignores the law and invents new laws out of thin air, perhaps due to arrogance and/or dementia. He favors certain corporate lawyers. Woe to anyone who is afflicted with this greedy, unjust judge. I have completely lost faith in the justice system due to this judge.


Comment #: CA8093
judge Kramer truly made me lose faith in our legal system. He made me lose respect to the profession of the Law.His rulings are questionable, biased and are made without legal merits. I sometimes wondered if he actually believes in his rulings or just read a script for a ruling made by his staff.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4290
Never ever on time. The smartest guy in the building -- just ask him. He has talent but seldom applies it. Arrogant, talented, lazy, and drifting towards retirement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3100
Judge Kramer has firm views on case management which do not always translate into efficient and cost-effective litigation. But when it comes to trial, he is an exemplary trial judge. He listens, he remembers what witnesses say, he understands trial themes, and he lets the trial lawyers try their cases. Judge Kramer knows the law and also has a keen grasp of evidentiary issues. He seems always to be in a good mood (unless a lawyer says or does something to annoy him, which is rare) and clearly loves what he does for a living. I have become a fan of Judge Kramer, and not because he always agrees with my positions because he doesn't.