Hon. Mary Ann Grilli See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Mary Ann Grilli


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8101
No patience to listen to the details of the issues - wants to move people through her courtroom without listening to them. Forgot what she comments and reversed position completely. Terrible misfortune to be a woman and end up in her court room,


Comment #: CA7875
Blatant bias and apathy. She may do a fair job interpreting the law but her primary concern seems to be getting things off her plate, apparently usually siding with the females (granted this is based on my experience with just three judgements but all were clear that the father was the good guy yet Judge Grilli sided with the mother, at the detriment of the children).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7823
Awards large fees to Baugh, Moreno, Allan and no other lawyers. Especially impatient with self- represented parties. She is old , on severe pain medication and showing signs of dementia. We lawyers never speak out about her issues or we never get fair awards or orders

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7121
This judge has permanently separated more children from their mothers than any other judge in the history of litigation, since she became a judge in 1997. Usually in deep pain because of her back and her four children are a mess so now she can make sure other children turn out worse than hers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6791
This judge has been terrorizing women , professional women, in Santa Clara County for decades. She violates women and children's rights as a matter of routine and she protects fathers who commit fraud and misconduct in a manner that is criminal. In My case she knew father had not seen or paid the expenses of his child for a year, and she did nothing. In my case she knew father stole $1,000,000 from community businesses he locked me out of , earned over a 20 year marriage and she allowed him to do that for over two years, dividing nothing and letting father keep it all and not support his kid. She awarded no sanctions against father. If parties are both self reprensted she is somewhat fair. If a man is represented by Mr Baugh , or she appoints Mr Baugh as minor's counsel, there is nothing fair for the mother in the case, She is bought and paid for by kickbacks to Mr Baugh, Heather Allan and others she awards sanctions and assignments to. She stripped women of custody and property as a mater of routine. She is reported by all the family law lawyers to be having medical issues, early signs of dementia and may be addicted to pain medication. She is a menace to women and children. She is a disgrace to the female gender and a perfect example of why Affirmative Action was a bad idea.


Comment #: CA5011
The most biased judge I have ever seen


Comment #: CA4405
Judge Grilli looks deeply into all complaints,especially when they involve children. She knows the law , and truly has empathy for both sides of a case. What more can you ask?


Comment #: CA3555
Rating:Not Rated
To perserve justice, Judge Mary Ann Grilli should be replaced by a lie detector.


Comment #: CA3539
Rating:Not Rated
very biased judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3429
favors wealthy side