Hon. Susan L Greenberg See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo 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. Susan L Greenberg



Comment #: CA25193
Too lazy to take a real interest in the case before her? Extremely biased. She seems to be thriving off a broken system. A sad example of what is wrong with the current system of 'justice'.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA15509
Fast gun, lack of respect, unfairness, bias, wouldn't put a bit of effort to review details prior to attend live court sessions contributing a lot of malpractice cases not to mention about wrongful rulings frequently!


Comment #: CA14505
Illegal Foreclosure Working Group saw a tentative ruling in July, 2018 that was so dire and unfair to homeowner, we sent an observer to the hearing. Homeowner submits solid evidence showing trustee sale was void, and has survived three years in court, with a stay on eviction (very rare, a smart move by Judge Buchwald years ago).
Greenberg almost threw all that away, denying trial in tentative ruling.
Observer reports Greenberg listened and reconsidered during hearing, properly allowing homeowner to proceed to trial.
We hope Judge Greenberg will continue learning about wrongful foreclosure, and the necessity of examining documents and events leading to Trustee's Sale, to see whether the sale violated California's non-judicial foreclosure laws. If she is willing to learn, that puts her ahead of most judges.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA13793
Judge Greenberg, as I can see frequently in court, would just "shoot from the hip" style without attempting to do her own research on many topics!

She can frequently just rule on matters based on her own "gut feel"!

Very unfair to many ligitants!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11889
Judge Greenberg relies on the opinions of her expert witnesses which she has the litigants pay for by order of the court. She is either incapable or too lazy to examine evidence and facts.