Hon. Kenneth Paul Barnum See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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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. Kenneth Paul Barnum



Comment #: CA29810
Senile and very biased against women. Actually, misogynistic is more like it. Negligently lazy. Flat out doesn't care and doesn't know or apply the law. Doesn't write his own decisions or orders and could care less if the other side writes an opinion for him to sign that is flat out wrong and in conflict with the testimony. He will sign it anyway. Should have been forced to retire years ago.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8635
Rating:Not Rated
Dumb judge clearly buying time until retirement. Doesn't write his own decisions or orders, doesn't fact check anything, doesn't know the law and HATES women.


Comment #: CA7069
This judge had made up his mind before the trial began. This was a legal mal practice case. The court of appeal has ruled my trial lawyer's expert did not have a foundation. This judge before the trial began announced up front he did not agree with the thre judcies of the court of appeal. This judge ignored all evidence which did not support his pre-concieved opinion. He found against me based on an argument that never never pledge by the defendant. I agree this judge he runs his court room like he is GOD, far beyond the law. He should be avoided at all costs especially if you are female...........


Comment #: CA2961
what a jerk. totally disregarded the pre trial agreements between my attorny and the DA.

Had me judged before the trial began.

Had a female lawyer whom he clearly disliked.


Comment #: CA2241
Rating:Not Rated
He' purely evil, running his court room like he's the god, far beyond law. He rules however he likes, disrespect female attorneys, or I shall say, females in general. I would not be surprised if he takes brides. Avoid this judge at all cost. Evil judge period.


Comment #: CA1936
I have found out there is no Justice for some people like me, I have found out that the judge assigned to my civil case has allowed injustice and permitted fraud upon the court. Judge ruled a judgment against me "Plaintiff" because I was represented in proper. The San Jose, Ca. Superior Court permitted my counsel to withdraw from my case and I was left defenseless, and forced to proceed with court trial while I was still recovering from a cold flu. I requested for a continuance to have my attorney represent me, also because I was not feeling well, and I was denied by the same trial judge Honorable Kenneth Barnum. The defendants and their counsel have committed fraud upon the court and the judge still ruled in their favor? After all the facts and evidence submitted that proves fraud. I was wrongfully terminated and not paid my commission, and hours as agreed due to rejecting unwanted sexual advances from the Supervisor as well as other misconduct. I am a single mother of two children, who has lost her home because of this retaliation and I have faith in God that this was done because good light will shine from this injustice and hopefully there is an investigation in our judicial court system in San Jose, California Superior Court. To stop this form of abuse of power from continuing to happened against the victims of sexual abuse, and discrimination against females or any defenseless persons.