Hon. Karen K. Caldwell See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Ky.  
Average Rating:7.2 - 5 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5534
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not swayed by legal precedent. Favors and swoons over major "big money" litigants. Typical Bush Republican.

Litigant

Comment #: 4076
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Does not give a litigant the chance when the topic raised in the complaint is unpopular. Sua sponte dismissed my complaint stating she had no jurisdiction but yet purported to reach the merits of the complaint and dismissed it with prejudice. Miscontrued the plain words in the complaint. Took allegations in my complaint and placed her own words in them to enter a results-oriented dismissal. Does not give individual litigant the right to be heard, even before dismissing the complaint.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2504
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Always courteous and prepared. I have tried several criminal cases in her court and have always felt that my client was treated fairly. She does not lean toward the prosecution in her rulings at trial on evidentiary matters. One thing to be aware of in her cout - she typically does not allow re-cross examination of any witness.