Hon. John Marshall Kest See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. John Marshall Kest


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4149
terrible judge try to avoid this judge very limited legal knowledge and it is obvious I avoid him and send someone else rate him at the bottom


Comment #: FL3684
In the case of Alec Difrawi dba Three Star Media dba Expand Inc. dba Softrock, Inc., case # 2013-CA-004602-O vs Investigative Reporter Les Henderson, Judge John Kest Marshall is now the designated Judge that is handling Alec Difrawi lawsuits @ the 9th Circuit Courthouse.

From an outside observer, it appears like Judge Marshall is aiding Mr. Difrawi.

Most damaging evidence presented by Defendant Les Henderson to the Court including Alec difrawi past business practices of erecting websites to destroy his critics were consider non-admissible for whatever reasons or law the Judge could find.

These same evidence and exhibits were presented to the Federal Court - Middle District of Florida Case #6:2007cv01854 and Case # 6:2007cr1854, lawsuits filed by Alec Difrawi against Mr. Henderson and others. Federal Judge Karla R. Spauling and Judge Anne C. Conway reviewed the evidence presented by Mr. Henderson and dismissed Alec Difrawi lawsuit as bogus and frivolous.

Now Alec Difrawi feels untouchable because Judge John Kest Marshall and the legal system we turn to for justice are now the very ones protecting Alec Difrawi.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3016
A very fair and very appropriate judge. He is the type of judge we should have in every division. Some people think he's overly strict, but in reality he treats people fairly, rules on matters, has reasonable rules for his division, and is smart. What more can you ask of a judge?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2428
Very fair judge and treats litigants with professionalism and respect