Hon. JoAnne McCracken See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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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. JoAnne McCracken


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22976
Worst judge of the superior court. She was the one who, when DA, sentenced a serial felon sexual abuser to 1 year in county jail. She does not know the law, nor has the patience to learn. She is also seriously biased and a clear racist. She would allow white lawyers talk at length but cut off non-whites. An embarrassment to the California judicial system. In family court she acts as a veritable dictator. She talks forever and likes to listen herself talking. She cannot write an order and so she continues to talk, though no one knows what she says. She also misstates obvious facts and later argues "you waived" by not objecting at the time she falsified the record.


Comment #: CA8102
This woman is an example of the danger presented by electing a gung-ho prosecutor who panders to predictable public sentiment. An innocent Latino will likely serve a life sentence after this judge violated numerous laws in order to satisfy a grieving family's need for vengeance. [redacted by Ed.]


Comment #: CA6456
Always late, likes to hear self talk