Hon. Kimberley Prochnau See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Kimberley Prochnau


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Litigant

Comment #: WA726
Rating:1.0
Comments:
According to American Judges Association:
"Superior Court
Commissioner Kim Prochnau makes decisions based on slim
reading, slimmer testimony and gut
instinct, and she’s been lucky" How she's been lucky you ask? Instead of keeping abusers from harming children, she gives them custody (unless you're loser with no means to contribute to her campaign - then good luck to you!)

Litigant

Comment #: WA725
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
According to American Judges Association:
"Superior Court
Commissioner Kim Prochnau makes decisions based on slim
reading, slimmer testimony and gut
instinct, and she’s been lucky" How she's been lucky you ask? Instead of keeping abusers from harming children, she gives them custody (unless you're loser with no means to contribute to her campaign - then good luck to you!)

Litigant

Comment #: WA724
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not insightful, incompetent and unwise. SMH! How easy is one to become a judge! My children will be, as I learnt first hand anyone can be a judge! Even a low IQ idiot!

Litigant

Comment #: WA708
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
See how Judge Prochnau is like Judge Drager in the following reports and how 1 capable and effective mother/lawyer was able to ring the bell on injustice against mothers who married the moneyed spouse. There are multiple lessons we can learn and further her effort - which is tremendous against Judge Prochnau. She needs to be removed from the bench and disciplined.

The story:

http://abovethelaw.com/tag/janice-schacter/

What the American Bar Association and their readers have to say:

http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/article/ex-wife_gets_less_in_divorce_of_biglaw_partner_because_her_badmouthing_hurt

What Janice Schacter did:

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-nys-judicial-commission-remove-judge-laura-drager-from-the-bench

Litigant

Comment #: WA707
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Prochnau is very similar to Drager in this case from New York. She will favor the richer party (so what else is new in the world, you ask?) Well, it just had to be said, and named. I do hold jurists to a higher standard of morality, and rightly would most people. I believe Judge Prochnau is corrupt.

Litigant

Comment #: WA706
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Prochnau is very similar to Drager in this case from New York. She will favor the richer party (so what else is new in the world, you ask?) Well, it just had to be said, and named. I do hold jurists to a higher standard of morality, and rightly would most people. I believe Judge Prochnau is corrupt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA635
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In handing down her findings on a parent termination on both father and mother: I am in great, great dis-belief at how much lying and fabrication she did! I am beside myself in utter disbelief. I wonder where this comes from? My advice to anyone found in her court: move to get out of her court immediately! Change of venue!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA569
Rating:1.2
Comments:
An incompetent judge, who appeared overly friendly and familiar with opposing counsel.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA440
Rating:2.1
Comments:
show her the money, and she'll rule for you.

Litigant

Comment #: WA439
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ms. Prochnau cares much about who can help her keep her job if there'd be a challenger for her place on the bench. She cares more about who can donate money, has more clout/connections to her should she be challenged. While we're all human, it's important to realize the hypocrisy that Prochnau is living, touting justice & fairness while never practice it.

I hope the different Bars' Judicial Evaluators recognize this incompetent, well-camouflaged snake will be recognized for who she is. Please feel free to contact me if you need proof for what I wrote here. Nothing like cold hard evidence that contrasts everything Judge Prochnau's ruling to her whim. She's unjust, opportunistic, and unethical. Gov. Gregoire, what did she do for an appointment to the bench, that's what I'd like to know?

Litigant

Comment #: WA381
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not experienced when judging my case several years ago. Easily duped by clever attorneys and a showmanship. "An idiot", I've been told by another litigant appeared before her over 7 years ago when she was sitting as a pro tem commissioner for family court.

I hope she gets the help or education she needs to be a better judge. Somehow cozied up with Gov. Chris Gregoire to be appointed. Pathetic, truly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA306
Rating:8.4
Comments:
Kim Prochnau was about the best commissioner we had and, now, a good judge. She reads, she thinks and she cares. Great judges are not made overnight. Judge Prochnau is on her way to becoming one of the best judges we have in King County. I’d take her as an IC or trial judge any day of the week.

Other

Comment #: WA213
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am a children's advocate and dogwatcher of the courts, observing hearings and reviewing files and receving complaints. Prochnau is totally incompetent. She constantly places children with abusive mothers and abusive dads. She helps child abusers abuse. So, she is a child abuser herself. She totally ignores even 100 year old case law and does whatever she wants. It's almost like if you are in the wrong, then you want Judge Prochnau. THANK GOD this pervert is out of family court for now.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA212
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Totally incompetent. She constantly places children with abusive mothers and abusive dads. She helps child abusers abuse. So, she is a child abuser herself. She totally ignores even 100 year old case law and does whatever she wants. It's almost like if you are in the wrong, then you want Judge Prochnau. THANK GOD this pervert is out of family court for now.