Hon. James G. Bertoli

Judge Bertoli's Average Overall Review:

2 Stars

Based on 13 reviews

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1061. other

I was a support person for a party in a case which was represented by an attorney who appeared for a family law matter and this judge was in my opinion biased to the other party who was female. I found him to be very rude impatient and ill prepared, court started late, and he let himself get caught in his emotions of previous cases, and appeared to take out his frustration on the next fella, ignored the facts and conducted himself as a pompous ass. In my opinion he has no business being a judge I don't wish his judgement on anyone. He is more concerned about liability that the facts, that was the impression I left with. If his is in a bad mood ask for a continuance and hope the next time you see him he is in a better mood.


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3486. party to case (pro se)

I wish no one, and I mean no one to ever come under this judges power. He openly ignores facts and is more interested in helping his friends than obtaining the truth. I truly beleive he is mentally incompetent to deal fairly with the truth, is extremely biased against men, and the disabled. He should not only be removed from the bench, he should be tried for failure to uphold the laws he swore to follow.


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7254. party to case (pro se)

Judge Bertoli is very much an unfair and clearly biased Judge whom spouts off his rulings irregardless of facts the law or anything else. He has no concern for the children and hopefully will have some other medical condition which renders him unable to preside as he is very bad at what he is suppose to do.


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861. party to case (pro se)

I appeared in pro per for a family law matter and this judge was biased to the party that had the attorney representation I blame myself for the crappy outcome because I was not mentally prepared, and I did not get my point across but the judge showed severe bias, and more concerned with clearing his calendar then an equitable resolution if I could withdraw my msa I would


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6569. other

My wife and I appeared before Judge Bertoli today and on all the other appearances been before Judge DeMeo. This was a custody case in which my wifes son had been attending Forestville elementary school but because of his fathers actions the school told him he could not send his son to the school the following year. Judge DeMeo had previously issued the order for my stepson to have to attend Forestville but if at anytime there was evidence that would show the son had problems in the school then he could attend school in Napa where we reside. His father appeared with a high dollar attorney and my wife had to appear alone as we could not afford an attorney again. We also felt it would not be an issue because of the previous order. Well not so as Judge Bertolli gave fathers attorney all the time she wanted to tell all the lies she could. Then when my wife tried to talk it was very difficult as she is from Chile and speaks very little English so it was extremely hard to understand her. It didn't matter anyway as it was apparent the the judge had made up his mind and was not familiar with any facts. He rulled that our son would be placed in another city to go to school which is not the home or community or either parties. We now have to travel 1.5 hrs two time a day everyday during our week on week off custody. It was very evident that Judge Bertolli had already made his mind up before he heard the case. Fathers attorney was told to prepare the order by the judge and she responded I don't have to I already did it. How did she know ?


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3530. witness

has tantrums on the record. Embarrassing.


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3828. party to case (pro se)

He has short little man syndrome! He was a good judge at first, however became as some others perceive him as, "why did we support him in his campaign"! I don't and likely will never respect him in court again. The next time I'm in his court, or on the street, I'll call him Jimmie! You don't need to ask why I feel this way. Just believe me, he has issues and makes unusual decisions.


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3531. witness

has tantrums on the record. Embarrassing.


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8118. courthouse employee

This Judge is linked to use of massage therapists and other escort-related services in the local community.


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8621. party to case (with attorney)

I'm giving him a two because in prior years, he's made sense and been fair. Not anymore. Granted, my son's father appears more stable than he was five years ago, but he's still prescribed opiates and has a long and documented substance abuse history. Bertoli gave him fifty-fifty custody at our last hearing, stopped all testing for any substances, even a quarterly one that would at least let me know what was in his system. He refused to even require him to abstain from alcohol during custodial visits. My son recently disclosed that his dad is drinking during his visits. Its a ticking time bomb, the combination is awful. His attorney characterized me as a dishonest, vindictive mom and his dad as a poor victim who'd been mis-represented because he never had an attorney before and Bertoli bought it hook, line and sinker. It was as if the past just vanished and now, since I can't prove anything is currently going on none of it matters. If anything happens to my son during one of these visits, I will hold them both personally responsible.


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8105. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Jim Bertoli gets 10 STARS from me! 2013 I had a crazy-stalker-ex-girlfriend of the worst kind. She employed an abysmal, low-life attorney (Bart Gordon Scott) to employ a reverse-harassment scenario making me out to be one very bad guy the sorted details of which are the subject of my forthcoming book entitled "The Strange Case of Ms. Sharen Kort". Hon. Judge Bertoli saw through her otherwise convincing "innocent" disposition and called her (and her attorney) "cray cray" = CRAZY in chambers before strongly suggesting they both stop this madness. This is exactly the type of horrendous life-changing scenarios crazy-ex-girlfriends are famous for; and they often get away with their madness but, not in this case! THANK YOU Judge Bertoli, no one will ever say a bad word about you in my presence, that's for sure!


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8106. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Jim Bertoli gets 10 STARS from me! 2013 I had a crazy-stalker-ex-girlfriend of the worst kind. She employed an abysmal, low-life attorney (Bart Gordon Scott) to employ a reverse-harassment scenario making me out to be one very bad guy the sorted details of which are the subject of my forthcoming book entitled "The Strange Case of Ms. Sharen Kort". Hon. Judge Bertoli saw through her otherwise convincing "innocent" disposition and called her (and her attorney) "cray cray" = CRAZY in chambers before strongly suggesting they both stop this madness. This is exactly the type of horrendous life-changing scenarios crazy-ex-girlfriends are famous for; and they often get away with their madness but, not in this case! THANK YOU Judge Bertoli, no one will ever say a bad word about you in my presence, that's for sure!


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9130. party to case (with attorney)

I was accused by my wife and her mother that I molested my daughters. Throughout this long nightmare, I wasn't viewed as innocent until proven guilty. The system did all they could to keep me away from my daughters. It took several years dealing with psychologists, judges, and lawyers. For a while, it looked like I would spend the rest of my life in prison for something I didn't do. The DA finally dropped my case. Then came the family court arena. For various reasons my case was passed on to several judges and eventually I found myself in Judge Bertoli's courtroom. By this time I didn't have a favorable view that the justice system had anything to do with justice. Although the court-appointed psychologist told the court I had indeed molested my daughters, Judge Bertoli spent the time reviewing the myriad stacks of court documents and evaluations and came to the conclusion that I did not molest them. From that time on the gates opened for me. My daughters eventually told the reunification psychologist that indeed I did not molest them. I was allowed visitation with my daughters. Unfortunately, too much time had passed allowing my ex-wife and her mother to alienate my daughters against me. I've tried time and again for the past eighteen years to establish a relationship with them, but to no avail. I think of my daughters almost every day for the past eighteen years. I've relived the whole experience many times. There weren't many times that I was treated with an unbiased, opened-minded approach. Judge Bertoli was one of the few that did so. I will be forever appreciative of this judge. I only wish that there were more like him.


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