Hon. Patricia M. Lucas See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Patricia M. Lucas


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4866
She behaves like a queen in the courtroom. Do we Americans want to go back to old English law?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4859
Rating:Not Rated
I received food stamps. I did put the check mark to indicate that she received food stamps. I also stated under oath that she received food stamps. I requested to waive both court fees and additional court fees. However, my additional fee waiver was unjustly denied by Judge Patricia M. Lucas. In this case, I did follow both rules by which to request fee waivers. I do receive food stamps, so, by law, I was allowed to request both fee waivers at the same time. The court wrongfully denied the waiver of additional fees, without any legal grounds for doing so.


Comment #: CA3643
I completely agreed. She is always biasd against pro se litigants. She acts like a queen in the court. She doesn;t care about the laws and justice.
she is the worest!


Comment #: CA2822
totally bias against pro pers....her ruling was overturned by the court of appeal. She was ordered to hear the case on the merits....Lucas then abused her discretion as a judge by refusing to rule on the clear evidence presented.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1496
She was terrible as a family court judge, feel sorry for anyone having to appear before her in a criminal proceeding