Hon. Maureen A. Folan See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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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. Maureen A. Folan


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7739
She is another judicial waste in this county. There are too many unfair judges in county superior court system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7738
She does not understand the difference between facts and fictions. She does not have any logic in her ruling. She must do flick in most math classes. She wants to be a drama queen, but she is way to fat and no one want to hire her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7733
She is a cancel in justice system.
She hate to be a fair judge.
All the nasty defendants' attorney luke her because she does not know laws.


Comment #: CA7718
She is a hater; she hates self-representive parties.She went out of her way to slave them and kill their case. I think she has another social and could not be fair as a judge.
I was in the court this morning to challenge her rulings to deny my motion to strike administration records/granting my motion to Augment Record and set briefing time. In a rude manner. I filed this writ through notice motion. According to the court rule for filing notice motion for a writ, I need to file in the paper within 16 days. She set the hearing date on or about Jan 11, 2016 at 9:00am. She set an illegal and unreasonable dateline for me to file in the paper, October 26, 2015. There is NO court rule to require me to do so. She thinks she is the KING of self-represented litigants, and she is free to create rule to slave them, maybe she only did that to minority female. I don’t have the statistic to know. I complained about her to create special rules for me before to the previous president judge, and she hates me. I can tell that the previous Judge corrected her, and she did not do that after you on aboard as a presiding judge. She just wants to retaliate by slaving me and to end my case. I just got back from nursing home to recover from a drastic car accident. I had heart surgery and both legs were broken. I have 15 Stanford doctors with me in the operation room at Stanford Hospital. I was air-lift by 911 helicopter to Stanford Hospital. She knew about these information. I’m still seeing therapist every week. I also have to regular doctor appointments for doctors. Her deadline is a cruel and unusual punishment for me. When she made ruling she refused to look me but only looked at the other party, in a rude manner. She refused to be fair and rule laws by laws. She was rude to me and refused to follow the Judge Ethic conduct to treat me respectfully.
In addition, she also create special rule for me for fee waiver. I am a recipient of food stamp and Medical, which autumnally qualify me for fee waiver and waiver for additional court fee. I was told by clerk that I need to file additional court fee. This court clerk also asked me if my economic status changed recently. I said no, so the court clerk instructed me to fill out FW003 and FW002. I did. But, this judge denied my fee waiver and demanded me to turn in FW001. She particular stated fill out completely. For any food stamp recipient, he/she only need to fill out the first page of FW001. Again, she kept creating special rules for food stamp recipient to make our life difficult. I lost my cane when I visited this court to turn in this unnecessary fee waiver. I could not afford to buy a new one right now. She should pay for a new one for me. I’ll just have to run the risk to fall down. She want me dead. I know that she hates me. What kind of judge would hate any citizen of Santa Clara County. She should not even be a judge.
Moreover, this judge knew that both of my legs were broken because I showed her the official court documents. My doctors put medals inside my legs. Every I go in the court the alarm will sound. This judge knew I would arrive in the morning, so she intentionally instruct the sheriff to delay, so I missed most part of the oral argument. Most of the judge will wait to call the case at the end of all the rest of the cases. I observed in the courts many times, and I see her waited for other attorneys. She obviously refused to treat me equally, and she only gave me five minutes to argue. I did not get the chance to hear defendants’ attorney’s argument due to the illegal delay.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6167
This judge has a social political agenda that does not allow her to follow the rule of law. This judges interest is womens rights so men are automatically suppressed and underminded in use of the law to find judgement against men to satisfy her own desires.