Hon. Cynthia C Lie See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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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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What others have said about Hon. Cynthia C Lie



Comment #: CA22777
Extremely biased and prejudice. Makes up her own rules. She said in an open court that her memory is not good. She needs to rethink if she wants to continue in this field as Demetria might be setting in.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22776
This judge is very embarrassing to the court system. She is extremely biased. If you get a chance to do a preemptory challenge please do it. She is very rude, prejudice, and only agrees with attorneys. She will roll her eyes if she doesn’t like you. Very green with them law and relies on the attorneys to bail her out. Run for your life with this green judge. This is not her field to be in.


Comment #: CA19148
she told me that i have to rent room instead of apartment and not support my girlfriend. She is supporting only women requests and denied all men requests. Never have a deal with her


Comment #: CA15378
thisJudge is living up to her reputation as unfair, biased, helping attorney friends by referring clients. She destroyed the family dynamic, with the help of Atty. Foreman so I never get to see my Grand Daughter. It's been 1 year.
She sided with a criminal in my son's custody case without remorse in spite of all the evidence provided.


Comment #: CA14900
This lady is horrible. She has the worst temperament. Unlawful rulings. She is so cold and heartless. Treating my case as if I was an awful criminal. I never look forward in going to her courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13037
This "lady" is a terrible, unfair, biased, sexist, unethical judge. I wonder how she can be removed from her position. She giving criminals rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13021
Vicious, inhumane and lawless. A total disgrace to the bench.

Cruel demeanor, and demonstrates ZERO knowledge of the law. her removal will be none too soon.


Comment #: CA13016
Rating:Not Rated
This judge cares only about money and power. this judge is adamant about siding with her crony attorney friends and making rulings based on the potential amount of money that attorneys and other service providers can make from a case. She is crooked and dishonest, she cares about one thing only (aside from prestige/power): MONEY.