Hon. Barry M. Kurren See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
D.Haw.  
Average Rating:8.9 - 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)
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Comments



What others have said about Hon. Barry M. Kurren


Comments


Litigant

Comment #: 24178
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Kurren's proved to be wanting both in terms of temperament and in terms of scheduling. I once waited outside Judge Kurren's courtroom for a scheduled conference after I had flown to Oahu from a neighboring island. While I was waiting, I received a phone call from Judge Kurren's courtroom manager informing me that the Judge had canceled the conference with zero notice and NO explanation.

This Judge clearly has an anti pro se bias, and he therefore strongly admonished us against proceeeding pro se. In fact, the Judge's discouragement intimidated the co-plaintiff into withdrawing from the case during the conference. Fortunately, the co-plaintiff later changed her mind.

Apparently, in Judge Kurren's courtroom, "equal justice under law" does not apply to plaintiffs who either cannot afford representation or who, through exigent circumstances--as in our case--cannot obtain adequate representation.

Despite this high hurdle, we persevereved and outlasted Judge Kurren who "partially" retired.
Our case was then reassigned to Magistrate Judge Mansfield who assisted us in achieving a settlement, something we are confident Judge Kurren would not have done in our case.

Other

Comment #: 22175
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Sellout to big business who should be removed from his seat. He is unfit to judge. The people of Maui and Kauai have voted for protection from GMO testing and harmful chemicals. He sits in Oahu and bans us from protecting our Aina.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20733
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Magistrate Kurren is an outstanding jurist and skillful settlement judge, with a practical, commonsense approach to litigation that trial lawyers can truly appreciate. He has a considerate but firm judicial demeanor, and is even-handed and fair to all parties. We are very fortunate to have him on the bench.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 7615
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Refuses to appear in court to answer criminal charges against him prosecuted by an American citizen. Judge Barry M. Kurren thinks he is above the law, and he displays a profound contempt towards due process, American citizens, and the Constitution of the United States of America by violating his oath of office, by obstructing justice, by trespass on case, and by practicing color of law. He does not deserve any such title as "Honorable" because he is just another crook in a black gown.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2126
Rating:8.4
Comments:
He is a good judge and listner, who is
pleasant to deal with and has a good
handle on the law and treats each side
fairly.