Hon. Donna D. Geck See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Barbara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 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. Donna D. Geck


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6403
get rid of her, multiple locals are complaining about her horrific rulings


Comment #: CA6402
This woman is going to be recalled. Come Hell or High Water. She is done. She has now enacted law, with her multiple years of rulings, that a campaign donor litigant defendant {whose business partner appointed her to the Bench and then she refused to recuse herself, under the law, when the Plaintiff litigant found out-and instead moved her hearing date one day past the law deadline, so as to appear to "comply" with the law] that a Defendant can destroy a Plaintiff's right to a trial by simply submitting a zerox copy, altered radically upon its submission to the Court by the Opponent. A Document copy whose original is hidden by the Defendants with Gecks acknowledgment, allowance and compliance to do so, that was sent to the Plaintiff by the Defendants themselves then submitted To the Court, for adjudication by the Plaintiff with allegations of it being a fraudulent document, only to find "The Judge" allowing the Defendants to instead, hide the original and attach the forged exhibit to an "Officer of the Courts" declaration of "Under Penalty of Perjury" that the exhibit is true and "needs no trial"so as to block the trial itself! INSANITY!...without allowing a trial, much less one evidentiary hearing in 5 years, JUDGE GECK after the Plaintiff was WINNING for two years before the ORIGINAL Judge, did destroy the entire claim of property; ownership of a COMPANY STARTED IN THE PLAINTIFFS HOME FOR THREE YEARS< LEASED IN HER NAME.

A lawsuit for property by trial Which she blocked. And then turned around and awarded near half a million in attorney fees for the xerox copy alleged a fraud, against the Plaintiff, without one single evidentiary hearing, much less a trial. Each and every one of her abusive rulings ignores the evidence before her so as to rule, purports strawwoman arguments, and forges the record, so as to support her argument.

The woman blocks Due Process , leaving misery of those who suffer under her power. Her refusal to rule on the facts and evidence before her is treasonous to our Constitution and she must be removed immediately. She comes out of the Insurance Defense Industry. Twenty five years of experience on how to screw people out of coverage. Twenty five impending years of rulings designed to screw people out of their private properties and civil rights. God Bless the 1%'rs.