Hon. James L. Kahan See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. James L. Kahan


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1185
Wondefully intelligent commissioner with the flexibility and compassion to see matter from both sides. Has a grasp of larger constitutional issues that is absent in some commissioners (and judges, for that matter)


Comment #: WA1122
Very unprofessional in making decisions! He was so rude to me and total inconsiderate to the safety of me and my daughter when he granted her biological father a temporary parenting plan after we just had a Domestic violence protection order in place instead of adding my child to my order . i wish if he just looked to our safety first.


Comment #: WA1069
Does not understand the facts of a case and as such makes haste decisions and provides threats because he can.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA906
Pro Dad commissioner. Ordered a 50/50 though mom took care of children first 5 years of their lives. Didn't care that dad focused on only one child and neglected other. Low maintenance given.