Hon. Sunil R. Kulkarni See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24890
Rating:1.0
Comments:
No wonder this judge's rulings look like
retarted 5 years old writing, making no sense.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22642
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He makes up his mind based on something other than the law or facts. Sad to see such persons as judges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22597
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He know nothing about civil non-complex cases either.He refused to rule laws by laws unless news and/or media is involved. He watched too many Bollywood drama and can not understand American laws. His brain got screw up since he was young; there is no hope for him sadly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22535
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is not going to damage everyone; he is going to benefit and help BULLIES.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22462
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very bad judge. Cannot read cases or understand them. Need to get him off the bench before he damages everyone.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22381
Rating:3.1
Comments:
Judge Kulkarni does not follow the law. Hard to tell if he is bias, or if he just does not get it. He is extremely immature for a judge. He bullies people with his decisions that lack legal support. A huge disappointment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16082
Rating:3.9
Comments:
I am New York trained lawyer who had the privilege of witnessing the judge recently. Well, what can i say. When his opinion came out it proved he's lazy. Citation to cases that has statutes and other citations no one had ever looked at or even read, least of the people citing it. Easy on the eyes but not one for complex litigation. Which is a pity for the people in front of him cause every litigation is complex on some level. But Judge Kulkarni just doesn't get it! His citation of marginally relevant cases is sooo freewheeling.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12910
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Tones of his criminal cases go to appeal.
What a judicial waster. His court staff are extremely RUDE.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12595
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I think the previous complainer had a typo, should be Bollywood, NOT Hollywood.
This judge is one of the worst. However, there is very few good judge in that county superior court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12593
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is awful in criminal court. I guess how can we expect him understand American culture. He used to hold his uneducated mom from the 3rd world and went to all the drama and gossip shows from Hollywood to rule on bench.Not to mention he is a Republican. He hate non-white except Indian American. He is a pro-DA and a hate crime to defendants.
He should not be in Santa Clara County superior court to fool educated citizens. He does not know what he is doing at bench at all. I said remove him!

Litigant

Comment #: CA12580
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He picked fight with parties while he handle small claim. He is rude and does not know what he is doing all the times. He seems to like bullies.

Litigant

Comment #: CA12536
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I did not get the chance to complete my comments. Here is moer:
His ruling completely violate my Constitutional rights, including but not limited to, 1st amendment right, equal protection and due process. I do have right to make comment as long as my comments do not violate TRO. My comment was to HOA’s attorney, not even to petitioners. This judge instantly hates non-white citizens. He is evil and enjoys his power to hurt people. He is not white but he thinks he is. He also refused to hear testimony and try to trick me that I can argue more later. But I never get the chance to argue later. He is a liar and a bully. He just wants to bully his way to the court. We, the educated legally immigrated, do not trust he being a judge. He only cares about rich citizens. He is running a drama court, no need to know the laws because he does not rule laws by laws, ignorance of privacy laws.He said it is a common practice for janitor arrived in CID ownership town house to take picture without any permission. He also hates to hear accident. He has a discussing looking when he heard accent. He demanded the other side to file defamation lawsuit against while the HOA manger told many residents that I was mentally ill and no board members like me. He is not white but he thinks he is. He also refused to hear testimony and try to trick me that I can argue more later. But I never get the chance to argue later. He is a liar and a bully. He just wants to bully his way to the court. We, the educated legally immigrated, do not trust he being a judge. He only cares about rich citizens.

In addition, he lied and said that he read my case. However, he stated in the court that
my request for TRO was denied by dep 11, which was totally a lie. It was granted and legally served. Either he does not know what he was doing or he intentionally lied to me and tried to fool me. He indirectly calling me stupid.