Hon. William D. Keller See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
C.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:2.3 - 8 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%)
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What others have said about Hon. William D. Keller


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21420
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He is a very, very lazy judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21417
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Although this judge no longer shows up much, he remains ignorant and lazy when he does show up.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18540
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As a former colleague of Judge Keller's, who observed him behind the scenes of the bench, I am very sorry to say that he lacks intellect, patience, and impartiality, and always has been arrogant and ill-tempered. He was, and continues to be, a disgrace to the bench on which he stubbornly continues to serve.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18517
Rating:8.6
Comments:
The Honorable William D. Keller is a very old, but respectable man. He has immense patience for even the most distasteful lawyers, including ones that sit on the wrong side of the counsel's table and inside the well. Some attorneys may equate his physical health to competence, but they are wrong. His health may be deteriorating, but his mind is as sharp as a tack, and he is somehow able to put up with bad attorneys. A great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13640
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Fortunately, this bench-warmer no longer warms the bench much, as he took senior status. Yet, he still has some cases on his docket and is the same, old unpleasant fool he always was. What a shame.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5010
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This senior judge is a dolt. He doesn't know, much less care about, the law. He is lacking in intelligence, arrogant, and extremely rude. He still is the mentor of his former law clerk, now a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, who runs the Paternico's Pontifications right-wing blog, whose contents are fully consistent with this bench-warmer's neanderthal views. Fortunately, for everyone, he takes few cases and hides in his cave in Santa Barbara, most of the time.