Hon. Holly J Fujie See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
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* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


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* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


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* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5674
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Her Husband and Children are so lucky to have her. NOT. Stupid arrogant woman.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5591
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It makes me feel better to read that I am not the only litigant she hates and is trying to punish financially and otherwise and imputing income to me that I don't have.

Being under her thumb has shown me what a fraud our court system really is.

I would never, ever get married again or even seek out a boyfriend. This divorce (which should have been very easy) has been the worst experiences of my life.

On a positive note, I have amended my life profoundly and I go to mass every day now. I've decided to put my faith and trust in Christ, since I obviously can't put any faith and trust in Holly Fujie.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5586
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I would give her a total zero. She needs to be removed from the bench, this is not being mean, she does NOT follow the statutes, she thinks she is GOD and can do whatever she wants. She is destroying lives and children as well. NO ONE thinks she is a good judge, as she dooes not impartial JUDGE and she does not do what the MANDATORY statutes direct her to do with no discretion. ALL people out there write the judicial commision, google how and LA courts state how, they are discrete but cannot cchange her orders, bt if we all do this we can get her removed, copy Judge Scott GOrdon head judge on second floor so he knows she is hurting people and not even doing due process and required things. ALSO if you do not like her decision ask for reconsider BEFORE 60 days as YOU SHOULD APPEAL her decision within 60 days or order stays.If low income get a fee waiver to appeal fees as well. She is NOT a judge, she has harmed me, my children, and so many people. If we all start complaining they can remove her o at least publically reprimand her.

Other

Comment #: CA5493
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My divorce case was moved to Fujie's court and has been a circus. Totally one sided with her ordering me to pay back half of the money my ex-wife admittedly embezzled from our credit cards. I lost my job and requested a suspension for spousal support and it was granted. I began collecting ssdi and began paying again according to the disomaster report. Once those funds exhausted, I went back and this time the disomaster reported that my ex-wife would now be paying me but Fujie freaked out, raised her voice and started telling me that I am not allowed to eat out, buy new clothes, pay anything to charity and stop washing my clothes so often? Fujie then reverses the disomaster and orders me to continue making spousal support payment even though I have zero income. Three times I attempted to argue the point that she was basically ordering people that have nothing to do with my divorce to pay my ex-wife otherwise I could wind up in contempt of court? I could write a book about what Fujie says and does while on the bench. If any judge should be removed and disbarred, Fujie should be right at the front of the line.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5226
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She is so cruel. If she bares her gums at me one more time I might start screaming.

There is no reason for her to be so hostile towards me. I'm glad to read hear I'm not the only one she hates.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5225
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Good luck with judicail review, let us know how that goes. I had timely recused her having a restraining order hearing then an ex parte which do NOT affect a timely recuse.She simple denied it saying untimely AND DID NOT MAIL the order to me so lost the ability to file 10 days for writ mandate.I was told to write head judge and "it was looked at seriously" too was the claim. I got a letter she made her decision, he can't change her decision, that is what an appeal for; NEVER addressed that she NEVER sent her order to me.Since the recuse she has OFF calendar ALL my motions and request for hearings IN 16 months. I got a DVRo on him through another judge years ago, have custody before she got involved with case; and being that there has been death, beatings, child abduction when children are protected and SHE DOES NOT ALLOW a hearing; shows she doesnt give a crap about children rules by her bias and prejudice,and thinks she is godly and no one can touch her. So let us all know how the "review" goes as they simply usually support the Judge, even when PROVEN she denies simple due process to have notice,defend, and be heard.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5224
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
How many of you have reported Holly to the Judicial Counsel?

I have, and they say they are taking my complaint very seriously. Everyone answers to someone higher up...even Holly-chan.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5065
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If you have such profoundly negative feelings about
how inadequate and biased Judge Fujie is then join the
"Divorce Corp" forum for change in the family courts in our country. There are dedicated, intelligent people who want to see these tyrants remove from our judiciary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5060
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
From the gist of these comments it seems that maybe they didn't really replace Liz Feffer. While the blonder version of Liz sits in another, lesser courtroom, her equally evil-minded twin is carrying on the legacy in Family Law in liz's former courtroom. This tyranny didn't work for Liz and it won't work for Holly either. Reform is just around the corner. Join the Divorce Corp Forum to get these vindictive judges removed!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5055
Rating:5.3
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I have sat in her courtroom listening to many cases while my motion was pending. She ignores rules of evidence and makes snap judgments about the suitability of one parent or anther based on the flimsiest (i.e., inadmissible) evidence. I found that she equally disfavored both husbands and wives. She is acutely focused on the needs of children, but does not listen well as to the evidence presented regarding those needs given that the parents in front of her exaggerate and clearly lie. As a result, the children she is hoping to protect may ultimately harmed. She has yet to hone her "BS" meter.
Lastly, she is dangerous when it comes to sanctions. She may award huge sanctions, some or none at all - seemingly dependent on her whim and without considering relative fault of the sanctioned party or the ability of that party to pay.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5040
Rating:1.0
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I have been in front of this Judge on 4 occasions and watched the day trials of these days and am gravely concerned that this is what our legal system has as a Judge.She was horrible when she started, and horrible in the time past, and lately still horrible.She does not know very basic law and no matter how nice the attorneys are trying to guide her, she talks and talks on nothing relevant, and argues that she is right in the law.She does not follow proper proceedure, which is harming the litigants; but also gives no clear red line on any issues as she also does not uphold the laws even if they are mandatory. She has no personality and no proper behavior in the court, and intentionally belittles attorneys, and the pro se especially, to show herself she has power.This Judge should NOT be in family law. Let me be very clear, this Judge should NOT be in family law. I have NOT seen one case handled properly each time sitting in her court.I have seen gross injustice to the people in her court, and extreme harm to the children by her decisions as she does NOT look at the files and facts, is not prepared,does not make sure the proper forms and facts are evaluated; and at her own whim she changes custody or visitation when it should clearly not be done. She really does not care if everyone can see her bias and prejudice generally against women and especially if pro se, and bias and prejudice for law enforcement employees, which she grants orders by emotion and liking someone who works in law and that is not how you decide the issues especially regarding children. There is not enough room here to express my sadness and real fear that her actions are destroying families and especially children, as she shows absolutely no care for their best interest.She likes to smack her gums and sneer at usually women as she verbally belittles them, and if she gets anyone to tell her she is incorrect on a statute and hold their ground,even in the nicest way, she barks at them and then actually gets up and walks off the bench!There are so MANY Judges that are great that were laid off; that there is no reason that this person should be allowed to stay a Judge. She has not grown in anyway in the time she has been a Judge, and it is clear she thinks of this as a power trip and title, and does not make ANY effort to even listen to the people or read the file to make sure the family and especially the children have decisions in the best interest. A side note is she is NOT preventing domestic violence, she does not know the statutes, her comments that DV is only fear of immediate physical danger is prehistoric, and again this is a real danger. She also does not seem to actually enforce violations of the DVRO as if a violation is somehow a simple mistake. Unfortunetly she has been stepping on the litigants due process and constitutional rights by many of her actions as well. Because family law cases have so many pro se that do not know the violations, and assuming attorneys don't want to try to fight a Judge for these violations, that does not mean the severe harm from letting her do so should be allowed. Basically she is her own law. There is no reason to be in front of this Judge as you don't know if that day she uphold the laws and proper proceedure,and it appears no one is overseeing this behavior for any changes, so RUN and file your recuse ASAP,or PRAY before you enter her court for some divine intervention in order for justice to be served.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5018
Rating:1.0
Comments:
There is just no nice way to say this, she should NOT be a judge and someone NEEDS to get her off the bench. I have watched several cases with her and she does NOT know family law and is HARMING the people in front of her.She has been destroying peoples lives not by things with discretion, but by not following the mandatory commands, statutes, and case law, not to mention proper proceedure as something so simple as financials must be submitted. I have seen her say DV is ONLY physical immediate threat of physical harm (clearly NOT DV as is all forms of abuse), says the financials not submitted are not important(when the whole custody, spouse support etc are based on this), and I watched a poor Mother who actually knew the law and statute and her due process rights listen to this Judge tell her, her husband who opened several child custody cases in various states AFTER the CA case was filed and did not give her notice or service of these cases including ex parte hearings in the present case, who received ALL orders by proven perjury she did nothing about and fraud on the court; that the void orders from the various cases without jurisdiction that were registered in other various cases with no service or notice is ok, AND told this women that her rent, lease, school records, taxes in CA for three years doesnt prove that CA is the home state or believe it or not, that she lives in CA with the children. She doesn't hold hearings where people can talk, she alone babbles about moot points to throw around with force that she knows what she is doing. She does NOT know what she is doing, violates proper proceedure and due process, and HARMS the people that are seen in front of her.This is no joke that she is destroying children's lives as well as the parents. I have never continously seen such abuse of process and abuse of discretion then in her court.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4982
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The California Code of Judicial Ethics restrains the way a judge may manifest anger or frustration. However, Judge Fujie doesn't seem to believe that she is bound by the Code of Judicial Ethics.

She is abusive, contemptuous, and vents her anger and frustration on litigants that she doesn't like. It is a frightening experience being in her courtroom as a litigant, and wondering if you are going to be her next victim, and thereby have your life and your children's lives destroyed because of her.

Seeing Judge Fujie in action has convinced me that our judicial system is really a sham. If a judge doesn't like you, you are out of luck. You may lose custody of your children, only because the judge doesn't like you. This is a real possibility. I wouldn't have thought so before, but I know better now. And I almost learned this at my own expense.

(And you may lose all of your money or freedom, depending on the type of case, if the judge thinks that you are a lesser human being.)

Other

Comment #: CA4860
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Fujie appears to have a threadbare knowledge of family law, and appears to rule primarily on emotion and personality rather than adhering to the letter of the law. She relishes pouncing and picking apart a certain type of litigant, the vast majority of which are female. She subjects those whom she dislikes to sanctions, unfavorable rulings, and to mocking them in open court.

I recently watched her make a ruling on a Spousal Support Modification without requiring him to file a current Income and Expense Declaration, even though this would be the most important piece of information in a case like this, and it is required by the Family Code as well as Local Rule 14.6. She actually stated that the guy's I & E was not really important.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4792
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She definitely does have types of people that she resents, especially other women whom she perceives as "weak." But most of us who are in the process of divorcing our spouses are "weak," at least while the divorce is still pending. She is a brutal person. How did this self-aggrandizing narcissist ever get on the bench? Her specialty is curling her lips in contempt of whatever woman she hates who appears before her, and exposing her gums and canine teeth. (This may sound unkind, but she has gums the color of the gums of my late Chow dog.) I can honestly say that I will never get married again, mostly due to how I have been treated by her and her predecessor, Judge Liz Feffer. It is a very painful reality that these inadequate women, who are deeply envious and mentally unstable, get to make decisions about my life and, more importantly, about my children's lives.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4408
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Had a TRO hearing in which she did not think that throwing the dog against the wall in front of the children, destroying all personal belongings (and so much more), is domestic violence. She stated that DV is only the immediate threat of bodily harm. The lawyer tried to tell her, but she knows it all with her nasty comebacks. She denied it, and he came over to the house two hours later to bust in, and was trying to kidnap the children. He tried to make the manager let him in. We did not want this ignorant person who has no business claiming to be a judge, as a person on the street knows more than she does. I was not going to have her make custody decisions, and since there was no other hearing, recused her. She doesn't know what that means, as it was timely and mandatory for her to recuse. She simply said no, but also never mailed it to us, so we missed the ten days to contest. Since then she is not letting a hearing take place to get child support, as she is mad and trying to punish us. The children suffer, and clearly she should not be a judge, but especially a family judge. She let him have ex parte hearings with no notice given to us, and gave full custody to him. You cannot have ex parte for custody; you must have a hearing with all parties before decisions are made, according to the Elkin Law (think 217). This is even in the judges' bench guide, but she will not follow the law or even the bench guide. He took the kids and she makes these snide faces and vicious smiles as she puts you down as well. So, after the domestic violence request was turned down, and then another attack, she destroys me (but mostly my children) by giving him custody with no hearing, ex parte with no notice. She is doing this just to be mean, as this is not normal. The kids got abused, we put motions in to get a hearing, and she simply cancels them on that day. She is thinking that will teach me, but it has now caused permanent life-long damage from the abuse. She can read the damage, if she even bothers to read the file, which it is clear she does not, and does not care. She is single-handedly killing my children. She should be beaten like my children and see if she changes her mind. No one in the courtroom got justice, either. Why do they let her harm families? My children are beaten again, and still no hearing. She will kill my children. Can someone get her fired? She will not have a hearing, and to get a TRO we have to go to her again? She won't have that hearing either. What happened to the Constitution and our right to be reasonably protected?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4403
Rating:3.5
Comments:
In family law cases, she has real biases against the types of people she "resents," but you never know who that is going to be. She has little knowledge of the law, leading to orders which are entirely unpredictable and thus inure to the benefit of the party with the weaker argument. Moreover, when attorneys know that she is entirely unpredictable, there is no incentive for settlement, because a party with an unsupportable position has no reason not to take his or her chances. Despite her lack of both knowledge and preparation, she makes orders in a forceful way, which is intended to mask her ignorance of the law. She is a classic example of the phrase "often in error, but never in doubt." When an error is called to her attention, she takes offense and defends herself, without considering that she might be wrong. I would never accept her again. She needs to learn the law and properly prepare in order to become an even passable judge. I do not know of a single attorney who speaks of her as a "good" judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4395
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge, who is new to the bench, has no idea of the law, which can easily be seen in her comments in the transcripts. My ex-husband cancelled our health insurance and car insurance, destroyed and dumped our entire household full of belongings -- all of this against retraining orders. This judge says: "those restraining orders don't mean anything; those aren't really restraining orders." Child Services was called on a domestic violence complaint, and she said it was no big deal and favored him simply because he was a police officer. This was after I already had another judge (before she became involved) grant a DVRO and full custody. She then violated the mandatory commands of the UCCJEA and PKPA and simply let another state have jurisdiction without ever having the required hearing. Her only job was to open the file, see 3427 and state that the other state is an inconvenient forum, and that a DVRO is 3428 unjustifiable conduct and that the other state must decline jurisdiction, so that therefore California cannot legally give jurisdiction to any other state! Also, the UCCJEA and PKPA are very clear when it comes to mandatory commands: there cannot be a second filed child custody case. (And this is upheld in every state in the Union.) All of this was brought to her attention in motions, but she off-calendared all hearings and refused to have a hearing on jurisdiction such as is required before she makes any decisions. This judge acted under color of law, conspired, violated due process and additionally has placed minute orders in the file a month before the scheduled hearing that she simply took off the calendar. I got the minute order and put it in a May motion showing that she is corrupt. My children are now parentally kidnapped with an active DVRO! And she tells me to take it up in the other state! This judge refuses to do her job. She has escalated the dangers to my children. This was a legal no-brainer, if she only had a brain. My advice is to recuse her before a hearing is scheduled.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4274
Rating:1.7
Comments:
This judge has no knowledge of family law, no judicial decorum or temperament, and no experience either. She seems to want to be everyone's mother, and will never discuss the law or legal issues. A total zero; I will never appear in front of her again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4117
Rating:1.4
Comments:
I have spent a fair amount of time in her court over the last 18 months or so that she has been on the bench and I am not impressed. She rarely seems to have read the papers and is unprepared. She shoots from the hip without the experience or the knowledge to pull it off. She does not know the issues and seems to lack the interest or the ability to understand and resolve them. She is unpredictable and not very reasonable. You never know which side of her personality will show up. What you can count on is that she has little judicial decorum or temperament, will let people talk far too long, improperly makes advisory opinions and gratuitous comments that often do more harm than good to the parties and their children. It doesn't seem to matter what side you are on or what side is in the right. Expect her to bash both sides, which usually means the side that should have prevailed gets the short end of the stick. So if your client is in the wrong, she could be a great judge for you. If you believe in justice and expect to find it in a courtroom, she is not the judge for you.

Other

Comment #: CA3998
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I attempted to have an emergency ex parte hearing in front of this judge. She denied my legitimate request without a valid explanation. She was unfamiliar with my case. I found out from multiple legal personnel that one judge will never overturn another judge's decision. She took less than a five-minute recess before I was called by the clerk with the denial. This, in and of itself, shows me that she did not take the time to review my carefully documented exhibits pleading my case.