Hon. Timothy J. Staffel

Judge Staffel's Average Overall Review:

2 Stars

Based on 10 reviews

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296. party to case (with attorney)

This "judge" is a joke. He doesn't understand the law, doesn't control his courtroom, and "forgets" to rule on motions. He allows KNOWN forgeries to be filed in pleadings and sits in on cases they he was disqualified on when other judges are handling them. He was a questionable supervisor but downright corrupt on the bench. He is unprepared, often taking 45 minutes recesses to read pleadings filed a month or more before the hearing.


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436. party to case (pro se)

Ditto to the comment above. Staffel is an idiot!! He is completely unprepared!! First off, you can't understand the FOOL!! He mummbles in the mike, he sounds as though he's had a few before court. He handled my mother's Conservatorship. At the beginning, my mother was healthy, alert and vibrant....3 yrs later she died. Why? Because , conservator, moved her 8 times and cleaned out her trust account with Staffel's help!! I hold Staffel responsible for my mother's early demise, and, N.W. directly responsible for her death!!


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1080. other

I sat in horror as this Judge Staffel took custody of my Grand Daughter away from my Daughter who had been a caring, responisible and loving Mother and gave it to her ex husband who lied about abuse and refused to return the child after visitation. DES has not found any evidence of abuse and it was truly as case of Parental Alianation Syndrome. Father kept child from sleep and food for 3 days prior to testifying in court, she wispered to Mother she was "so afraid of her Father" just before telling Judge Staffel what she was programed by her Father to say. The next day on facebook he posted how she may have a kitten for doing a good job in court, just words to hurt her Mother. The kitten was latter taken away as a measure of control. My daughter was awarded visitatation yet Father refuses to allow Mother phone calls or visitation and judge Staffel does not see a problem with this ( no contemp as he see's it). My Daughter is suicidal and depressed. She has no finances to fight this with the help of a lawyer. GOD help the judicial system and please get this joke of a judge off the bench.


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3874. attorney (government, civil matters)

From the get go I could tell this judge had his head on straight. He's deep thinker that understands the law. He's not overly empathetic, but fair. He sees civil cases for what they are and doesn't generalize like some judges. I'm very confident in saying this judge will know your case before you enter his court.


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5050. other

I worked with Judge Staffel when he was 4th District County Supervisor. I never met another Supervisor who actually read EVERYTHING he was given the way Staffel did. He may not be the most empathetic person, but he is always fair and doesn't play games. He goes by the letter of the law and he makes the hard choices. The comment above about him possibly drinking before court is the most slanderous comment I've ever heard. I've known him for years and have never even seen him drink. I think several people were given rulings that didn't favor them and now they come on a site like this and ramble illogically. Sometimes the law is not always fair. I know this from personal experience, but at the same time, I don't blame the judge who was just reciting and upholding the law. Tim Staffel is a good man. He was a good Supervisor and a good judge.


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2032. other

Judge Staffel was a neighbor of mine before and during his time as a county Supervisor. He was always up, gone, and working before me and always came home late after working long hours. He helped me with a couple of legal matters which although minor, he took very seriously and spent many hours researching. He is a very thorough and conscientious man. As a judge he rules as well as the facts are presented.


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5103. witness

I heard Staffel disobey California Law when it was put to him in writing, he behaves like a second year law student. I heard him make claims about his own prior statements that are incorrect. I have witnessed him go off on personal vendettas against litigants. There should be better screening of judicial candidates. Staffel is the kind of individual that does not belong on the bench.


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5104. witness

I heard Staffel disobey California Law when it was put to him in writing, he behaves like a second year law student. I heard him make claims about his own prior statements that are incorrect. I have witnessed him go off on personal vendettas against litigants. There should be better screening of judicial candidates. Staffel is the kind of individual that does not belong on the bench.


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7520. party to case (pro se)

I have been reduced from a full time father of 3 children to a homeless man who gets to see1 child 4hrs every 2wks. From24-7 to 8 hours a month by judge staffel. I have found him extremely unwilling to hear ANYTHING I had to say. I hope/suggest that if your a male respondent you do not have this judge. Extremely unfair in his handling of my case. I read other descriptions and I can't help but CRY at the thought of him being fair or sticking to the law in California. He took the primary care provider of three and through him on the streets. No spousal support nor was he willing to even listen to my words. I DO NOT feel I had a hearing at all,fair or otherwise! He only listened to the cheating spouse who had her husband removed so her boyfriend could move in.


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7521. party to case (pro se)

I have been reduced from a full time father of 3 children to a homeless man who gets to see1 child 4hrs every 2wks. From24-7 to 8 hours a month by judge staffel. I have found him extremely unwilling to hear ANYTHING I had to say. I hope/suggest that if your a male respondent you do not have this judge. Extremely unfair in his handling of my case. I read other descriptions and I can't help but CRY at the thought of him being fair or sticking to the law in California. He took the primary care provider of three and through him on the streets. No spousal support nor was he willing to even listen to my words. I DO NOT feel I had a hearing at all,fair or otherwise! He only listened to the cheating spouse who had her husband removed so her boyfriend could move in.


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