Hon. Sally D. M. Kest

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 11 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)

Criminal Defense Lawyer3341503/12/201515115115
Criminal Defense Lawyer643612/08/200988898896
Civil Litigation - Private214007/07/20082341731 
Criminal Defense Lawyer195704/18/200812131111
Criminal Defense Lawyer170203/05/200872216311
Criminal Defense Lawyer158402/04/200831   221
Category Average
158422 22
2140   3.0
1702   4.0
1584   2.0

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Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

Other3341403/12/2015177911.0Read Comment
Litigant3245201/19/2015177911.0Read Comment
Litigant3245101/19/2015177911.0Read Comment
Other3086211/07/2014177911.0Read Comment
Other3027810/24/2014177922.0Read Comment
Litigant2774206/30/2014177933.0Read Comment
Litigant2650604/15/2014177911.0Read Comment
Other2522102/13/2014177911.0Read Comment
Other2039903/06/2013177911.0Read Comment
Other1505405/27/2012177911.0Read Comment
Other1215510/25/2011177922.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.41.4