Hon. JoAnne McCracken See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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)
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Litigant

Comment #: CA31811
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrifying, This judge is as many have stated, she yells at litigants, doesn't listen to others and consistently cuts them off when speaking. She tears families apart that are in crisis making matters worse. She accepts evidence obtained illegally with no regard. If you get assigned use your one time right to request a new judge before entering her courtroom and ending up in a shit show She is the worst family law judge we have had yet, has no empathy for the children and the trauma she causes.....be ware she is an idiot.

Litigant

Comment #: CA31567
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She has prolonged my case since the end of April. Made a temporary order without reading cps or police reports. My next trial date is now November 5th. She is bias. She does cut you off. She does not like being called on her wrongs. She does still act like a prosecutor. She is one sided ,her side. I filed complaints to no avail. She does not care about what’s in the best interest of the children and when you don’t agree with her she’ll find away to get what she wants.

Other

Comment #: CA31348
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge would not even listen to one of the parties. She was biased and yelled most times during the pre trial. She is an unfit judge and I will be calling to have her removed. Does not recognize the law.

Other

Comment #: CA31302
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Everyone says this judge is slow. What they also mean is she is dumb and does not know the law. She does not know right from wrong and so just grants concessions to either party without having a good understanding of the facts. She is rude and shuts people down, especially if you are male. She is dumb, sexist, and will drag your cases out. If you are assigned to her, you must request another judge before the 10 day deadline or else this dolt will cost you 2-3 times more money in lawyer fees and you will lose your sure-fire case. Your lawyer will not do this reassignment for you because as frustrating as it is for anyone assigned to this dolt judge, the lawyer will make more money.

Other

Comment #: CA29952
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Does not know the law. Oversteps her bounds and renders illegal decisions. A temporary restraining order would have been dissolved in April but because of Covid the date was extended. Attorney filed Ex Parte order to dismiss and she denied it. She assumed the respondent was an ax murderer and shamed the litigant saying she was co-dependent and harming her child. She continued it another 3 months. It’s not her decision. It was not a hearing, it’s not the state against the respondent. She acted as if this was a criminal restraining order that had been violated. She doesn’t know where she is- she’s no longer the prosecutor in criminal domestic violence. She ought to go back to law school and re-learn the law. She assumes things and treats everyone like dirt. A disgrace. Learn the law learn some humility. You are the problem. Truly truly frightening. There is no justice in her court, just ego

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22976
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.

Other

Comment #: CA8102
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.]

Other

Comment #: CA6456
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Always late, likes to hear self talk