Hon. Craig D. Karlan
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 18 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 7 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 - Private5557605/01/201821112111
Criminal Defense Lawyer5516904/14/201811111111
Civil Litigation - Private5437002/25/20181010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private5425302/19/201811111111
Civil Litigation - Private5333012/31/20171010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private5326612/25/20171010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private5324312/22/201717   111
Civil Litigation - Private5264911/14/201711111111
Civil Litigation - Private4438907/21/20161111 111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4213204/19/2016108877101010
Civil Litigation - Private4060502/01/20161111112 
Criminal Defense Lawyer3871111/05/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3486605/20/201581213323
Civil Litigation - Private2850907/31/2014722151 4
Civil Litigation - Private2480001/06/20141099101010109
Civil Litigation - Private1841311/05/20122    5 2
Civil Litigation - Private709705/11/2010101010 10101010
Civil Litigation - Private317710/21/2008988889810
Category Average  5.34.84.84.35.34.84.95.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
55576      
55169111111
54370101010101010
54253      
53330101010101010
53266      
53243      
52649      
44389      
42132      
406051 11 1
38711111111
34866      
28509      
24800      
18413      
7097      
3177      
 4.65.54.64.65.54.6
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
555761  1.3
551691111.0
5437010101010.0
542531111.0
5333010101010.0
5326610101010.0
5324315102.2
5264911 1.0
443891111.0
42132101108.8
4060511 1.1
387111111.0
348665  3.1
285094 103.1
2480010 109.8
184132113.0
709710  10.0
317710898.5
 4.93.96.54.8

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other5606705/16/20182674  Read Comment
Other5421802/17/201826741010.0Read Comment
Other5335601/03/20182674  Read Comment
Other5227210/22/2017267411.0Read Comment
Other5092208/03/20172674  Read Comment
Other4191304/07/20162674  Read Comment
Other3838910/21/201526741010.0Read Comment
Other3838810/21/201526741010.0Read Comment
Other3800810/08/20152674  Read Comment
Litigant2748006/16/20142674   
Other2612703/20/2014267411.0Read Comment
Other1275612/31/2011267411.0Read Comment
Other1225811/10/2011267411.0Read Comment
Category Average   4.94.9