Hon. Cristina Mazzei See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* 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)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* 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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What others have said about Hon. Cristina Mazzei



Comment #: CA49280
Awful. Did not apply the law correctly in a fraud case when the case was appealed.


Comment #: CA49226
Commissioner Cristina Mazzei is fair and impartial in my case. She firmly dismisses DA's unreasonable charge and restores justice to the innocent through her rulings.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA41965
I am incredibly disappointed in Commissioner Cristina Mazzei as a human first, as woman, and as an “acting judge” in my case. I prepared a letter of complaint to be submitted to San Mateo Superior court, but relented after serious reflection—because I didn’t believe it would ultimately change her behavior.
The way she spoke me, should be not be acceptable in any courtroom. The verdict of my case was not the issue, but in the many ways she showed favor to the other side, some subtle, others not so subtle. Ultimately accusing me of being untruthful about a sexual assault by the defendant , and telling me, “ I don’t think you are afraid or fearful of him.” She allowed the other side to submit documents the day of the hearing, but denied me same. She wanted to rush through it. She was reading some my statements for the first time (things she should have read ahead of time to prepare). I believe Cristina’s white privilege may be contributing factor. She basically told me I didn’t have right to respond when I felt threatened by defendants erratic behavior. She is out of touch, I believe, of the hardships women and people of color face. It was very apparent by her demeanor. It’s sad. I hope by the Grace of God she can rule in cases in a truly impartial manor. I had every right protect the peace and safety of myself and my family, but even a lame commissioner like Cristina had me question that for a moment. ..never again.