Hon. Kathleen R. O'Connor See Rating Details
Superior Court
Yuba County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Kathleen R. O'Connor



Comment #: CA13047
Kathleen O'Connor is completely bias and takes no regard to the non-custodial parent as a parent. Some very concerning notes were taken about the custodial parent and no questions were asked but instead stated it was because the non-custodial parent was a "bad parent". Kathleen O'Connor makes judgments off hearsay and makes decisions based on which parent she likes more. So many accusations were thrown around by the custodial parent that it should have been obvious that they were false and when accused of being on drugs no tests were assigned. She just ASSUMED these allegations were correct. When told that the non-custodials name was incorrect she told them to shut up and if one more thing was said they would be held in contempt. It took almost a year and a different judge to correct these problems which was dragging on to 4 months of not seeing their children because they couldn't figure out the "problem". She puts shame to the name of honerable

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11670
Judge O'Connor has been presiding over family law calendar for several years. I appear before her on a regular basis. She is always well-prepared. She is respectful of attorneys and litigants. Even though over the years she has ruled against my clients on occasion I believe she represents what we would want in a family court judge. She takes great care in reaching the right ruling, she moves the calendar along, she does not waste time, and she demonstrates total and demonstrates a complete lack of any bias. It is impossible to please litigants on opposite side of the case and in family law litigation someone would always be unhappy, however there is always a reason why someone looses in a family law case and often these individuals who complain about the judge here have nobody but themselves to blame for their loss.


Comment #: CA11229
Judge Kathleen Oconnor does not consider the best interest of the child she considers who she likes more. I dont know how somebody in her power can be so biast and cruel, She violoted my rights as a mother and as an American. My father fought for this country i missed out on having a full time dad for this countty and now my rights are being violated by a Judge for no other reason than she does not like me. My daughter is suffering because Judge O'Connor decided that SHE think I am not a good Mother when history proves that I am a great mother. I am fighting back I am going to try to take this bitch down legally through the judicial council and the higher courts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11228
Hardworking and knowledgeable , this judge makes a significant effort to always apply the law and reach the right decision.


Comment #: CA10728
She is extremely biased. ignored a court mediator recommendation and court counseling recommendation. Did not apply anything the experts were suggesting for the father. She made complete biased judgments that were not in the best interest of the child


Comment #: CA9004
Judge O'Connor needs to be remived from tge bench. She allows hear say, false accusations, perjury, all without recorse or evidence from the other party. If you arr going pro-se, you better lawyer up cause she will screw you. She only straightens up when the party she is going to screw over, comes in with an attorney. The judge needs to be removed off the bench and civil rights charges brought against her

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4762
She is a very knowledgeable judge. I appeared in front of her, and was pleasantly surprised that her courtroom is open at least 15 minutes before court is scheduled to begin. She started court at exactly 9:00 a.m. She had a good demeanor, and it was obvious that she had reviewed her cases before taking the bench. She did not seem biased. She was very professional and had a good temperament. She seemed very fair.