Hon. Elizabeth Lee See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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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)

What others have said about Hon. Elizabeth Lee


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10360
Why is she even a judge? She is a professional award seeker. In 35 years of practice I've never seen a judge with more "awards" plastered in every inch of her chambers. Maybe there is even one for passing potty training, but I didn't look that closely.
Shows up to work at least 15 minutes late on a daily basis. Has no idea about law or procedure (somebody told me she was a Federal prosecutor so that would explain it.)
Obviously hasn't read most pleading submitted. Appears she rules based upon the research memo she receives, problem is some of those people are law students.
Biased, almost racist and elitist in many ways. Friends who have tried cases in her Department said they committed malpractice by not papering her (170.6 CCP).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8733
Sorry to hear the comments by "Litigant". The only qualification for her appointment was being an Asian female. There are countless qualified people of all backgrounds who could serve, but that isn't the criteria being used. On average, Judge Lee shows up to work 15-minutes late every day. She has highly politicized her judicial office and pulls the race card when things don't go her way.
It's malpractice not to exercise a 170.6 challenge whenever possible.


Comment #: CA8021
Judge Lee is a woman with a criminal law background who should have been vetted better before being allowed onto the civil bench. A number of attorneys agreed that her discovery motion ruling in my litigation evidenced incompetence, and may have had a fatal affect on my case, such that I stand to lose my life savings. I cannot recommend this jurist at all.