Hon. Kent M. Kellegrew See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Ventura 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. Kent M. Kellegrew


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Other

Comment #: CA4402
Rating:1.0
Comments:
All it took was a very few days witnessing a trial to see how ex parte Judge Kent Kellegrew allowed the trial to be conducted. In every way that he had the power and duty as the judge to exercise his control, he failed to do so! It was a total disaster in favor of the Deputy District Attorney and the client they favored! There was absolutely no defense at all for the accused: evidence that was not admissible was accepted without question, and tax issues concerning the IRS were being tried in the Supreme Court?

Other

Comment #: CA3752
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
As the last commenter pointed out, Judge Kellegrew is very biased against out of town counsel. This is taken to the extent that he hold this against local residents; denying a fair trial for the sake of sticking it to the out-of-town attorney.
He looks to the DAs for legal application and precedent; which again leads bias.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3639
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge should not be on the bench. His demeanor is seemingly very civil but he performs the duties of his office poorly. He delays inordinately in issuing judgments in probate cases -- months or years -- all the while signing his salary affidavits and drawing his pay. His practice of holding trial days only on Fridays contributes to this. He home-towns any out-of-town counsel -- to him it is all about Ventura-based counsel and parties. Chronically tardy to the bench (up to an hour) and once saw him berate a young pro per litigant who had missed her hearing by a few minutes because her bus was late -- this shortly after he had taken the bench 45 minutes late -- the message was, it's OK for him to be grossly tardy, but not OK for a young unrepresented person to be a few minutes late (her matter went off calendar so who knows if she got a chance to be heard again or if so when). Kellegrew masks all of this behind a seemingly very courtly and polite demeanor making it seem on the surface as though he is very fair and even-keeled (which he is not).