Hon. Jason Kanoy See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Caldwell County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Jason Kanoy



Comment #: MO336
He doesn't recuse himself from a case when there is obvious bias and collusion.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MO268
He comes across as smug, and certainly fails to treat defendants as innocent until proven guilty. He fails to show respect to the negotiation process between the defense attorney and the prosecutor, forcing the defense attorney to negotiate with the prosecutor to get a fair deal, then negotiate with the judge to get him to go along with the deal. He seems to be concerned most about getting the county its money, never granting signature bonds and rarely granting bonds lower than $1,000 even for the poorest of clients. The longer you sit in jail, the more likely you are to plead guilty -- even if you shouldn't -- and the higher your charge for room and board. He's very likable to the average citizen and usually explains his reasoning, which is nice for an attorney who needs to explain his decision to her clients.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MO258
Very Fair to both sides. Good temperament. A vast improvement over most KC Judges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MO146
would not listen to reason and was worried about what he would look like if he were to give the defendant another chance and even said as much. Did not have compassion nor seems to have the ability. Unfair judgement without any consideration from the defendants lawyer.