Hon. John Marshall Kest

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 14 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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
Criminal Defense Lawyer4380406/18/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4286505/21/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4259705/08/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4214504/20/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4166403/26/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer4158903/24/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4153903/21/20167910101010105
Criminal Defense Lawyer3933612/05/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3858710/29/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3715008/26/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3600907/06/20151111111 
Civil Litigation - Private3564306/21/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private2210406/20/20138999910109
Criminal Defense Lawyer1537406/08/201210  10108108
Category Average  2.62.22.32.92.92.82.92.5
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
438041     
428651     
425971     
421451     
416641     
415891     
41539      
393361     
38587111111
371501     
360091     
356431     
22104      
15374      
 1.01.01.01.01.01.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
438041  1.0
428651  1.0
425971  1.0
421451  1.0
41664   1.0
41589   1.0
4153910759.5
393361  1.0
38587   1.0
37150110 1.0
360091  1.0
356431  1.0
2210410559.3
1537410 109.7
 3.57.36.72.8

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Litigant2973209/27/2014177811.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0