Hon. Richard F. Walmark Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, California
8350. party to case (pro se)
I wish I would have read the reviews before I allowed this sorry excuse for a judge to hear my case. He has as much time as he wants to blow his own horn and tell you about the 55,000 cases he has heard, but lacks the intellectual insight to understand details presented to him. He applied bias to unbiased documents, and decided that the term "owner" could be either party in a landlord/ tenant case in order to distract blame from the actual building owner. Wow. I think he is a landlord himself, so please please please if you are a tenant, we have enough $ working against us, do NOT let this man hear your case :(
Hon. Joan M. Lewis Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, California
8349. party to case (with attorney)
If this rating system had negative stars she couldn't get enough. She was appointed to the department my family law case was in, she is a horrible incompetent hater who took children from many caring competent mothers and gave them to the fathers just to be a nasty vindictive evil judge. She was going through a divorce at the time she took over my case, her husband had cheated on her and she has/had no children of her own. On several occasions she HELPED the opposing counsel try to make their case, at one point even telling the bailiff to give the other attorney the family code book and told her where to look up the code sections to help her, she blatantly ignored the family court services written mediation report because it was favorable to me and the father wasn't going to have visitation, she took the report and ripped it up and sent us back a second time to FCS for a new mediation, they said the same thing on their report and she ignored it too, gave the father supervised visitation in a FILTHY visitation family my childs pediatrician refused to allow due to her medical condition, Lewis tossed a hissy and demanded we go to a new facility that caters to fathers only and then accused me of somehow thwarting visitation when I didn't bring my child to a second visit THAT WASNT EVEN ORDERED BY THE COURT YET, and then sent the child abduction unit to kidnap my child, when they couldn't find me or my daughter right away they sent 5 squad cars to the grandparents house to look for us, then had me arrested , then changed the custody of my8 child from solely ME to my ex WITHOUT A TIRAL-OR HEARING, IN SECRET, -IN VIOLATION OF THE FAMILY CODE, and let him take her out of state. When I requested a custody trial she ignored my requests and told my ex to take the child OUT OF STATE and told him to file for custody jurisdiction in the second state, then relinquished jurisdiction of my case in error so that NO STATE had jurisdiction and the second state couldn't hold any hearings on the matter to get my child back, then she ignored the minors counsel and the next three child psychiatrists and doctors who told her she was doing irreparable harm to my child by cutting off my custody and not allowing me to even visit my toddler. Lewis sent my medically fragile child with a heart condition to live in a high altitude small town in Colorado with no medical facility, she almost died thanks to lewis. Lewis mocked the doctors, as if she knew better than they did, and said "the child will get over it"--she almost did , in a coffin. At one haring Lewis was trying to help the opposing counsel hold me in contempt, when my appointed attorney forced a dismissal Lewis tossed a fit and started yelling at the other attorney about how she now had to dismiss the contempt citation against me and couldn't send me to jail. She did similar things to virtually every WOMAN who had to go through her court room just to take it out on us that her husband had cheated on her. HORRIBLE EVIL VILE VINDICTIVE EXCUSE for a judge. Because of her stupidity and abuse, this case spanned 17 years, across two state lines and through 5 different courts, including the civil and criminal courts. She personally cost the tax payers MILLIONS of dollars in costs for just this case.
Hon. Lorna A. Alksne Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, California
8348. party to case (with attorney)
This woman is the epitome of INCOMPETENCE and bad decisions. I was involved in a DCSS child support contempt case where the father claimed he was owed a small sun of money for a long since past issue, alskne was handed the case by commissioner Wertheimer after he bungled it himself made numerous horrible rulings and spent 2 years on this same issue. Alskne violated virtually every one of my constitutional rights in order to hold me in contempt for not paying money that was not owed to the father, she refused to give my attorney access to an expert then told him he couldn't get any continuances when he had a family emergency so he asked to be relieved, I was provided another attorney just as bad , this guy released confidential documents to the other side and then couldn't figure out how to schedule an ex parte hearing, when I requested he be relieved for incompetence she refused, I had to sue him for malpractice to get him relieved, I When we eventually went to trial and she made numerous judicial errors and declared a mistrial 3 TIMES on herself then kept restarting the trial IGNORING THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY clause then sent my family law case over to the criminal court for the 3rd TRIAL on the same issue that should have been dismissed under the constitution. She is a total and complete failure as a judge and lacks any ethical standards, not to mention her inability to function as an intelligent human . My concern is that she got her law degree and license from a cereal box.
Hon. Kathleen O. Diesman Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, California
8347. party to case (pro se)
three time I got ot her to ask for ANY visitation to see my children....Three times she denied it....I do not have any child abuse allegations against me, no substance abuse, clean record except when the ex decided to say that I abducted the son (during the divorce). I asked for supervised visitation, she denied...I asked for Internet visitation, she denied it and said the mom has to find out if the kids needs counceling or not!!! I am glad she retired. if your case is like mine, and you are injured by LA family court judges, please communicate with me on firstname.lastname@example.org...we need to group against the evil system.
8346. courthouse employee
Pleasure to work with, incredibly professional
8345. courthouse employee
Pleasure to work with, incredibly professional
8344. attorney (private practice)
Very fair, incredibly competent. I have to say, it looks like many of the reviews on here go back to when her caseload consisted of mostly family law. As is obvious, family law cases are incredibly emotional and it seems as a few reviewers have lashed out based on decisions that did not suit them. That is the only thing I can think of as every time I have represented a client in front of her, she has been fair and competent, regardless of the outcome.
Hon. Theresa J. Canepa Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa, California
No stars for this judge. She let Distruct Attorney Mark Peterson off with a slap on the hand! I'm disgusted by this ruling. Many men and women have gone to jail for counts less than he received. You should be ashamed!!
Hon. Thomas H. Cahraman Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, California
8342. attorney (private practice)
This judge is so arrogant and controlling. He has clear prejudices and is a horrible example of a judicial officer. We will be filing a complaint against him for refusing to allow a 170.6 to be filed by a new party.
Hon. Chris Duggan District Court, 423rd District Court, Bastrop County, Texas
8341. party to case (pro se)
This Judge is very unfair. A true POS in the flesh. He has no Values that he stands by. It is truly sad that this man has kids, yet disregards the well being of others children with his decisions. He judges you out the box, never gives you a fair shake. I guess when you have the power it goes to your head. Fair judgement and fair practice should always come before personal feelings. For a judge to have such an attitude during trials like you are wasting his time is uncalled for. One day he will stand before the real judge and will have to answer for his actions. Until then you can catch him on Sunday's in church with his family being the biggest hypocrite in the house of the Lord. Hey some people can look at themselves in the mirror and smile but still do selfish things.