Hon. Edward Frederick Lee See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.1 - 3 rating(s)
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. Edward Frederick Lee


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10110
This guy recently lied to an attorney and told her to tell her client he was willing to give my close friend probation if he pled to one count of manslaughter. Unfortunately even the attorney fell for this. In open court he said, "I'm making an example out of you for young people your age". So why did you have to pick him??? To slam 14 years with??? Almost sounds prejudicial to me buddy!! Never been in trouble before and a great human being. Dude you need to retire! Take a nap.


Comment #: CA7081
I would give him a 0 if possible. He does not take into consideration any of what the defense has to say, and also has a habit of bringing up prior convictions even when not related at all to the case at hand.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4728
I agree! He should not be a judge, because he doesn't rule according to the law. There are many articles in the Mercury News describing how awful this judge is. Read them!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1497
He should not be a judge because he is not fair; when he offers a plea bargin deal, don't take it because he sucks you in and then sentences the poor person to the maximum or reneges on his plea offer. He tricks the accused into accepting a plea bargain if they don't fight their case and when it's accepted, he sentences to the maximum and levies fines to the maximum ever if the person can't possibly pay. He's a horrible judge & should have stayed a cop!