Hon. Linda Colfax See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 rating(s)
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* 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. Linda Colfax


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA19292
As an Applied Behavior Analyst my opinion of Linda Colefax is very disappointing. This woman does not appear to be stable in the sense that she shows very high on the spectrum of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. I have watched this woman make some inhuman judgements with total disregard for children. I have witnessed her giving custody to a clearly unstable man and grant a 5 year order of protection based on an angry statement from 3 years prior to the day and her ex husband had domestic violence and drug charges. She refuses to answer why when she randomly decides in the worst favor of children. I don’t believe she likes women and she is a self proclaimed Lesbian according to her Facebook and her political profile. If this is the way court rooms are run today and no one is watching over the judges rulings, than family court has become a place without justice. At least in The DisHonorable Linda Colefax court room.


Comment #: CA17114
As big of a time waster this is, I. 342 m going to contribute anyway


Comment #: CA14408
I am a law enforcement officer and was appalled at Judge Colfax's abuse of authority, lack of respect and overall demeaning attitude. She is a former public defender which explains a large part of it but I hope to never find myself in her court room.


Comment #: CA12442
Firstly, she's lazy and doesn't even read the declarations. Her court orders show no regard for human beings that she doesn't personally know or favor. She showed outrageous Bias to my ex because he's male, who she's known to favor. Also my x's attorney is an white, middle aged, well educated lesbian like Colfax. She wouldn't listen to my attorney at all and all of her court orders followed what my x's attorney wanted, She said she would take 90 days to decide on financials, and took her a day to give him everything and me zero. Including the kids...
She is also known as a "monster" and I believe she's an elitist, evil person and an emotional idiot. Be careful, she rules by her favoritism, and has a dead heart.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10823
Unprepared, does not know the law, does not know standards that therapists' advance for the child's best interest - does the opposite in fact. As I watched her deal with each case I witnessed extreme bias against women - especially if they were attractive or wealthy. Nasty demeanor. [redacted by Ed.]How is someone like this STILL on the bench - I see no one has run against her - someone needs to.


Comment #: CA5758
Judge Colfax seemed like a smart and reasonable judge in the beginning of my case.

When I reported to her serious problems between me and my son's father, she brushed it off as non-important and seems to push for 50/50 custody no matter what the facts in your case are.

It's socially irresponsible and her rullings have caused much destruction to the life of my 2 year old son. She has caused serious damage to a child by giving the abusive alcoholic father 100% custody with me having supervised visits.

She seems to have no faith in innocent mothers who come to court and report violence against them by the fathers of their children.

Judge Colfax is an abuse enabler. Her courtroom glows with lies and evil.