Hon. Kevin R. Murphy See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Comment #: CA19563
Judge Murphy ordered me to argue 7 pending motions, including one against my former wife's attorney for changing orders, always in his client's favor, without submitting them to me for approval as to form and content. Instead, Murphy said that he wasn't prepared to hear the issues, after I'd spent three full days making sure that I was ready. Some of the motions weren't heard for another 3 years, and then they were barely given any attention by the commissioner who has been retired since then, Elizabeth Hendrickson. Murphy then set only one motion, the OSC re; Contempt against attorney Pulido for the next month, didn't tell me that it would be heard by Hendrickson. Hendrickson, a real piece of dishonesty herself, heard the OSC against Pulido, and ruled that he had not done anything wrong. This was on the day before Pulido became a judge in her division, Family Law, and became her superior with influence over whether or not her contract would be renewed. The conflict of interest is so obvious that it should have kept her from hearing the OSC at all. I had no idea that he was to be sworn in the next day, or I would have objected.