The Honorable Kent M. Kellegrew

Ventura County Superior Court, Department 22

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Biography

The Hon. Kent M. Kellegrew is a judge for the Ventura County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench in 1999 by former governor Gray Davis.

Judge Kellegrew received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge. He went on to earn his J.D. from Southwestern Law School.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Kellegrew had served as a court commissioner for the Ventura Municipal Court beginning in 1997. During his time as a commissioner, he presided over traffic arraignment and probate trials.

Before joining the court, Kellegrew had worked as a senior partner at the Oxnard law firm of Nordman, Cormany, Hair, and Compton from 1985 to 1997. While at the firm, he specialized in business litigation.

Kellegrew entered the private arena after serving as a deputy district attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office for two years beginning in 1983, and as a research attorney for the California District Court of Appeal for a brief period in 1982.

During his time on the Superior Court, Judge Kellegrew has served as the assistant presiding judge and the presiding judge of the Civil Division. His other judicial assignments included family law, civil, mental health, probate, conservatorship, guardianship, and criminal.

He has also presided over the Ventura County High School Mock Trial Program.

In 2009, Judge Kellegrew received the Judge of the Year Award from the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association.

He was also appointed to serve on the board of trustees for the Ventura County Law Library.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Kent M. Kellegrew

  • CARTER VS SCHAFFNER

    Apr 29, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This Court intends to GRANT cross-defendant/movant, Tal Datner's RJN of plaintiff's First Amended Complaint. (Evid. Code § 452(d), 453.)

    The Court intends to GRANT cross-defendant, Tal Datner's Motion for Summary Judgment as to the entire cross-complaints of Jose De Jesus Hernandez and Rangel Bros....

  • THE PEOPLE VS AQUAKLEEN

    Feb 06, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This case has been assigned to Judge Bennett for all purposes. The morning calendar before Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett will begin at 9 a.m. in courtroom 21. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m. Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by C...

  • IN THE MATTER OF PEDRO BAUTISTA

    Feb 04, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This case has been assigned to Judge Bennett for all purposes. The morning calendar before Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett will begin at 9 a.m. in courtroom 21. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m. Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by C...

  • ALLIANCE CREDIT SERVICES INC. VS. VILLEGAS

    Feb 01, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This case has been assigned to Judge Bennett for all purposes. The morning calendar before Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett will begin at 9 a.m. in courtroom 21. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m. Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by C...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LESTER G MOORE

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant petition. Authorize Petitioner to pay her counsel $18,975 for services rendered through 11/26/18, for reimbursement of costs advanced in the amount of $740.27, and for payment of prospective costs concerning the federal litigation (up to a maximum of $200...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LESTER G MOORE

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant petition. Authorize Petitioner to pay her counsel $18,975 for services rendered through 11/26/18, for reimbursement of costs advanced in the amount of $740.27, and for payment of prospective costs concerning the federal litigation (up to a maximum of $200...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to continue this matter for a supplemental declaration.

    A separate declaration must accompany the motion which specifies:(1) the effect of the amendment, (2) why the amendment is necessary and proper, (3) when the facts giving rise to the amended allegations were discovered, and (...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • MARYANN SCHNEIDER VS. OPHIR MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to continue the hearing and order moving docs served in compliance with CCP 1005(b) in connection with the continued hearing date. Out of due process concerns, the court cannot make ruling on the merits of the motion. Also, order movant to file and serve a supplemental declaration in comp...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to continue this matter for a supplemental declaration.

    A separate declaration must accompany the motion which specifies:(1) the effect of the amendment, (2) why the amendment is necessary and proper, (3) when the facts giving rise to the amended allegations were discovered, and (...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • JEREMY WATSON VS. CITY OF SANTA PAULA

    Jan 29, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Demurrer as to claims by Petitioner for a CCP 1085 writ: sustain w/o leave to amend. There is nothing pled in the petition nor anything raised in the opposition that suggests that Petitioner is entitled to CCP 1085 relief. See Gong v. City of Fremont (1967) 250...

  • JEREMY WATSON VS. CITY OF SANTA PAULA

    Jan 29, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Demurrer as to claims by Petitioner for a CCP 1085 writ: sustain w/o leave to amend. There is nothing pled in the petition nor anything raised in the opposition that suggests that Petitioner is entitled to CCP 1085 relief. See Gong v. City of Fremont (1967) 250...

  • ROD E GIETZEN VS. JOSEPH D GOVEIA

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Yolanda's motion for post-judgment costs is DENIED, without prejudice to its ability to file a code-compliant memorandum of costs pursuant to the procedure in CCP section 685.070, subd. (b). Yolanda's motion for attorney fees against KGCRE is DENIED.

    Yo...

  • IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL ROY BREWER

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Petitioner to provide an update on the status of the Fresno property, and legal authority for why the estate should be closed with the sale of that property still outstanding.

    With respect to extraordinary attorney services, Petitioner seeks a r...

  • ROBERT CANNON TRUSTEE VS JACK SCHAKETT

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant motion to strike as to paragraph 20 of the first amended complaint and the prayer for relief concerning punitive damages and attorney's fees. Plaintiff has pled nothing more than a dispute between adjoining landowners concerning the extent to which either...

  • ROBERT CANNON TRUSTEE VS JACK SCHAKETT

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant motion to strike as to paragraph 20 of the first amended complaint and the prayer for relief concerning punitive damages and attorney's fees. Plaintiff has pled nothing more than a dispute between adjoining landowners concerning the extent to which either...

  • ROBERT CANNON TRUSTEE VS JACK SCHAKETT

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant motion to strike as to paragraph 20 of the first amended complaint and the prayer for relief concerning punitive damages and attorney's fees. Plaintiff has pled nothing more than a dispute between adjoining landowners concerning the extent to which either...

  • IN THE MATTER OF STEPHEN DOUGLAS HARTIN

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court requests the Petitioner to indicate whether notice to Victim's Compensation Board was necessary pursuant to Probate Code §9202.

    Once the Victims' Compensation Board issue is addressed the Court intends to grant the petition and authorize payment of $7,753.32 to Petitioner's counsel. The C...

  • VIRELLA MD VS ROTHSTEIN ESQ

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RPD Nos. 1-2 and 4-6 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RFA Nos. 2-4 and 11-12 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to FI No. 17.1 is GRANTED IN PART as to FI No. 1...

  • VIRELLA MD VS ROTHSTEIN ESQ

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RPD Nos. 1-2 and 4-6 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RFA Nos. 2-4 and 11-12 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to FI No. 17.1 is GRANTED IN PART as to FI No. 1...

  • VIRELLA MD VS ROTHSTEIN ESQ

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RPD Nos. 1-2 and 4-6 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RFA Nos. 2-4 and 11-12 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to FI No. 17.1 is GRANTED IN PART as to FI No. 1...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Kent M. Kellegrew

  • CARTER VS SCHAFFNER

    Apr 29, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This Court intends to GRANT cross-defendant/movant, Tal Datner's RJN of plaintiff's First Amended Complaint. (Evid. Code § 452(d), 453.)

    The Court intends to GRANT cross-defendant, Tal Datner's Motion for Summary Judgment as to the entire cross-complaints of Jose De Jesus Hernandez and Rangel Bros....

  • THE PEOPLE VS AQUAKLEEN

    Feb 06, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This case has been assigned to Judge Bennett for all purposes. The morning calendar before Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett will begin at 9 a.m. in courtroom 21. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m. Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by C...

  • IN THE MATTER OF PEDRO BAUTISTA

    Feb 04, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This case has been assigned to Judge Bennett for all purposes. The morning calendar before Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett will begin at 9 a.m. in courtroom 21. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m. Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by C...

  • ALLIANCE CREDIT SERVICES INC. VS. VILLEGAS

    Feb 01, 2019 |  Ventura County

    This case has been assigned to Judge Bennett for all purposes. The morning calendar before Judge Jeffrey G. Bennett will begin at 9 a.m. in courtroom 21. Cases including ex parte matters will not be called prior to 9 a.m. Please check in with the courtroom clerk by no later than 8:45 a.m. If appearing by C...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LESTER G MOORE

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant petition. Authorize Petitioner to pay her counsel $18,975 for services rendered through 11/26/18, for reimbursement of costs advanced in the amount of $740.27, and for payment of prospective costs concerning the federal litigation (up to a maximum of $200...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LESTER G MOORE

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant petition. Authorize Petitioner to pay her counsel $18,975 for services rendered through 11/26/18, for reimbursement of costs advanced in the amount of $740.27, and for payment of prospective costs concerning the federal litigation (up to a maximum of $200...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to continue this matter for a supplemental declaration.

    A separate declaration must accompany the motion which specifies:(1) the effect of the amendment, (2) why the amendment is necessary and proper, (3) when the facts giving rise to the amended allegations were discovered, and (...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • MARYANN SCHNEIDER VS. OPHIR MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to continue the hearing and order moving docs served in compliance with CCP 1005(b) in connection with the continued hearing date. Out of due process concerns, the court cannot make ruling on the merits of the motion. Also, order movant to file and serve a supplemental declaration in comp...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to continue this matter for a supplemental declaration.

    A separate declaration must accompany the motion which specifies:(1) the effect of the amendment, (2) why the amendment is necessary and proper, (3) when the facts giving rise to the amended allegations were discovered, and (...

  • SINGH V SINGH

    Jan 30, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to Grant the motion for summary judgment. Under the circumstances established, defendant Margus Limited owed no duty to the decedent.

    All of plaintiffs' evidentiary objections are overruled. All of defendant Margus's evidentiary objections except numbers 5, 6 and 8 are sustained.<...

  • JEREMY WATSON VS. CITY OF SANTA PAULA

    Jan 29, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Demurrer as to claims by Petitioner for a CCP 1085 writ: sustain w/o leave to amend. There is nothing pled in the petition nor anything raised in the opposition that suggests that Petitioner is entitled to CCP 1085 relief. See Gong v. City of Fremont (1967) 250...

  • JEREMY WATSON VS. CITY OF SANTA PAULA

    Jan 29, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Demurrer as to claims by Petitioner for a CCP 1085 writ: sustain w/o leave to amend. There is nothing pled in the petition nor anything raised in the opposition that suggests that Petitioner is entitled to CCP 1085 relief. See Gong v. City of Fremont (1967) 250...

  • ROD E GIETZEN VS. JOSEPH D GOVEIA

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Yolanda's motion for post-judgment costs is DENIED, without prejudice to its ability to file a code-compliant memorandum of costs pursuant to the procedure in CCP section 685.070, subd. (b). Yolanda's motion for attorney fees against KGCRE is DENIED.

    Yo...

  • IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL ROY BREWER

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Petitioner to provide an update on the status of the Fresno property, and legal authority for why the estate should be closed with the sale of that property still outstanding.

    With respect to extraordinary attorney services, Petitioner seeks a r...

  • ROBERT CANNON TRUSTEE VS JACK SCHAKETT

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant motion to strike as to paragraph 20 of the first amended complaint and the prayer for relief concerning punitive damages and attorney's fees. Plaintiff has pled nothing more than a dispute between adjoining landowners concerning the extent to which either...

  • ROBERT CANNON TRUSTEE VS JACK SCHAKETT

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant motion to strike as to paragraph 20 of the first amended complaint and the prayer for relief concerning punitive damages and attorney's fees. Plaintiff has pled nothing more than a dispute between adjoining landowners concerning the extent to which either...

  • ROBERT CANNON TRUSTEE VS JACK SCHAKETT

    Jan 28, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Grant motion to strike as to paragraph 20 of the first amended complaint and the prayer for relief concerning punitive damages and attorney's fees. Plaintiff has pled nothing more than a dispute between adjoining landowners concerning the extent to which either...

  • IN THE MATTER OF STEPHEN DOUGLAS HARTIN

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court requests the Petitioner to indicate whether notice to Victim's Compensation Board was necessary pursuant to Probate Code §9202.

    Once the Victims' Compensation Board issue is addressed the Court intends to grant the petition and authorize payment of $7,753.32 to Petitioner's counsel. The C...

  • VIRELLA MD VS ROTHSTEIN ESQ

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RPD Nos. 1-2 and 4-6 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RFA Nos. 2-4 and 11-12 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to FI No. 17.1 is GRANTED IN PART as to FI No. 1...

  • VIRELLA MD VS ROTHSTEIN ESQ

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RPD Nos. 1-2 and 4-6 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RFA Nos. 2-4 and 11-12 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to FI No. 17.1 is GRANTED IN PART as to FI No. 1...

  • VIRELLA MD VS ROTHSTEIN ESQ

    Jan 25, 2019 |  Ventura County

    The Court intends to rule as follows:

    Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RPD Nos. 1-2 and 4-6 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to RFA Nos. 2-4 and 11-12 is DENIED. Defendant's motion to compel further responses to FI No. 17.1 is GRANTED IN PART as to FI No. 1...

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