Hon. Katherine A. Bacal
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County


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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 16 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 4 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Private5522304/18/201821      
Civil Litigation - Private5340101/05/2018        
Criminal Defense Lawyer5154709/13/20173111511 
Civil Litigation - Private4722601/14/2017122  111
Civil Litigation - Private4294705/25/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4001501/06/20161010  10101010
Civil Litigation - Private3833810/19/201511   11 
Civil Litigation - Private3816910/12/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3600007/06/2015111   11
Civil Litigation - Private3599807/06/201576767677
Civil Litigation - Private3415104/20/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3388704/07/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3324003/03/20151111 111
Civil Litigation - Private3323003/02/201511 110511
Criminal Defense Lawyer3317002/26/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private2963009/22/201411111111
Civil Litigation - Private2547003/03/20142335633 
Category Average  2.22.11.81.84.02.42.12.3
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
55223      
53401      
51547      
47226      
42947      
40015      
38338      
38169      
36000      
35998      
34151      
33887      
33240      
33230      
33170      
29630      
25470      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
552232 11.7
53401   0.0
515471  1.8
4722613 1.3
429471111.0
4001510 1010.0
383381 11.0
381691111.0
360001 11.0
359986 46.5
341511111.0
338871111.0
332401111.0
332301112.9
331701111.0
296301111.0
254701 33.3
 1.91.22.02.1

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other5491103/28/20181529811.0Read Comment
Litigant5424002/18/20181529811.0Read Comment
Litigant5016706/16/20171529811.0Read Comment
Other3843610/22/201515298  Read Comment
Other3254301/24/20151529866.0Read Comment
Category Average   2.32.3