Hon. Michael B Harper See Rating Details
Superior Court
Trinity 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. Michael B Harper


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA37731
Rating:Not Rated
At the end of day, my children are the ones who pay the price. If only people would be able to put themselves into the shoes of others, many of life's problems could be solved.

My son is shell of himself. No longer is he innocent and vulnerable. He is consumed in pain.

I believe the others have suffered a similar fate.

I will continue to fight until they are protected.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA37730
Rating:Not Rated
It is not fair to my kids. Someone should have done something, either the judge or the Commission.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA37729
Rating:Not Rated
I did finally receive a response, and would like to publicly thank Judge Harper for this.

"Your submission does not include a basis for finding judicial misconduct."

I told the judge who I complained about the my children are being molested. Not only will he not order an emergency screening, but he also ordered that I could only have supervised contact with my ADULT son (after I told him to report to the police that he had been molested).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA37689
Rating:Not Rated
I attended the Commission on Judicial Performance's public meeting using Zoom.

I asked Judge Harper how I could find out what the disposition of my complaint is. I was informed that there would the commission would figure out a way "offline."

I emailed the commission several times thereafter to find out what this way would be, but received no response.


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA37194
Rating:Not Rated
The Honorable Harper serves as the chairperson for the Commission on Judicial Performance. I have previously complained that I was ordered to have no contact with my children without due process or an articulated reason.

Furthermore, the judge in my case allowed my son to be molested and refuses to order an emergency screening to see if the rest of my children are okay.

I have written the CJP on numerous occasions, but have yet to receive a single response. I am entitled to know what the disposition of my complaint is and hope that Judge Harper is willing to provide one soon.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA35094
Rating:Not Rated
Your message would be more powerful if you only focus on the sex trafficking issue and not mention the poisoning/hacking. I understand that PTSD can cause us to see things that aren’t there, but focus on what you can prove—the sexual abuse of your children. These judges are unethical and will use the other issues to discredit your story from the details that matter most—protecting your children.