I don't know what the previous reviewer was smoking, but pass some to the rest of the crowd. Judge Novak is the worst of the bunch of fools sitting in San Mateo County. She has a very limited background in criminal law, no civil background. She only mirrors the research attorney's memos when issuing civil rulings. She tries to be "cute" and tell jokes, which aren't funny. Gets very vindictive when anyone challenges her. A stooge for the DA's Office.
Extremely biased, mean spirited, vindictive and unpleasant person. Has almost zero knowledge in any area. Only practiced criminal law as a DA and defense lawyer. Anything dealing with civil will be handled by the research staff and if she can, Judge Novak will simply spew what they wrote, although she has difficulty with that.
Use your 170.6 CCP challenge if ever assigned to that evil department.
No stars would be better. She acts like she is the funniest mean girl in the sorority. Vindictive to both staff and attorneys alike. Makes up her mind in ways to make sure her work load is reduced. Does little research, doesn't read many of the pleadings (I've handed her some and she went on the bench 2 minutes later, no way she read anything).
Wants to be the center of attention of everything. Tells moronic jokes and expects everyone to laugh and say how "witty" she is.
This judge is cruel and vindictive big anyone disagrees with. Thinks she is the most intelligent person to grace the bench but is really nothing more than a selfish bully. She insults attorneys and even those with disabilities on a regular basis. There are very few competent judges left in San Mateo County and she has set herself apart as one of the worst.
Judge Novak made terrible judgements about me that were horrifying and untrue! How is a judge just allowed to tell lies about a person, and smear their reputation? She also made comments that came out of no basis in fact! I want to understand if a judge can have a case for little more than 1.5 hours with lunch break included and say things that made a shy widow with MS, sound like Jack The Ripper's meaner sibling! This was a false case against me, and yet she just brutalized me! It was so outrageous; I broke out in a terrible rash 2 days later; most likely from the stress! What a HORRIBLE judge and person!
Lisa Novak, San Mateo County Superior Court judge, made cruel, hurtful, and demeaning remarks to myself, a widow with MS, during a court trial. She brutalized me into a state of shock, and despair, without even a tiny bit of concern about the impact of what she said. She did not give me a chance to defend myself, and merely piled on to her shocking statements at the end of the trial. It so happens that the case against me, was, "most likely invalid", and it had been so stated by the former judge, Judge Livermore, who happened to retire before the end of the matter before him. I find her behavior to have been more than careless; it was abjectly cruel and purposely damaging! It caused me to become terribly despondent with a distinct feeling of a lack of self-worth! No one deserves the treatment she gave me, but a person with serious health issues, makes it even more egregious! That behavior sinks down to the bottom of the cesspool of judicial behavior! She needs to consider what she is going to say beforehand, no matter to whom she is going to say it! She may not understand the concept of the "eggshell victim" but she should familiarize herself with it. She may being in Superior Court, but her behavior in my case, was decidedly INFERIOR!
You can protect the JUSTICE System and oppose obstructions of JUSTICE. Demand JURY TRIALS be provided, TO SWEEP THESE ACTS OF WRONGDOING WITH THE JUSTICE OF THE GRAND JURY. With enough persistence you should be able to obtain a mailing address, email address, and/or fax number for a sitting grand jury in your area. Send your evidence presentment in all possible means, ASAP. Any person that tells you that you do not have the right to present knowledge of WRONGDOING to your district grand jury is acting in contradiction to law, and aiding and abetting, adhering, giving comfort to enemies (and enemy forces, organized crime) of this country and United States. If you have knowledge of what you believe to be wrongdoing/crimes, immediately report that evidence to your nearest grand juries ASAP, and law enforcement, local, state, and federal (district attorney, police, sheriff, state attorney General, FBI, securities and exchange commission, US Marshall service, etc. etc.)
She told me I had to do community service and pay a fine....for a civil matter! I called the court and asked how I could go about following what she asked me to do. I was told I could not do any of it. Then she complained that I had not done the community service and put it in contempt papers served to me. When I asked her about it in court, she didn't want to talk about it, except to say, that I needed to get an attorney, or be sent to jail. Marbles seem to be missing from her set.
This judge was so mean . She sent my sister to prison who was a drug addict. Instead of a drug center for help. My sister had drug centers at the court to accept her that day. She had not been in trouble in 15 years and the judge says that means nothing. My sister was sentenced to the penitentiary for 3 years. She died 9 months after coming home from cancer. From the lead in the walls of the jail. It. Reaks my sister is no longer here.