Hon. Julie A. Palafox See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Orange 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA30803
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is good at 50/50 custody. However in other areas, she has no business being a judge, unless it’s on Jerry Springer. After 50 trials that should have never seen the light of day, she ignored all evidence, counted the same monies multiple times, creating an insane and impossible settlement that forces either bankruptcy, suicide or appeal. She is contentious, inept and a “man hater,” sides with (fake) emotions over facts. She does not care if the female perjures herself every single day in trial. It seemed like every trial, we had to start a fresh because she had completely forgotten everything from the prior trial.

If you a a professional male, you will sense from day one that she does not like you, and will ruin your life. I will be filing a complaint wherever I can.
She is all about continuances and keeping the matter going ceaselessly. She definitely has favorite attorneys and will do whatever they like. I believe my ex wife’s attorney wrote up our final judgement with the judge. Filled with outlandish errors.

Said that our house was foreclosed... never happened, as an example. A pretty big detail. If it foreclosed, how did we split up the proceeds???
Lacks common sense and logic.

If you are a professional male hate money, assets, kids, and living a good life, go to court in a contested divorce with Palafox as your biased judge.
She does not go off of tax returns, profit & loss statements etc. She goes off of emotions and and the belief that the man will “figure out” a way to make more money.
I borrowed money from family members to make ends meet, pay attorney, alimony and child support. The awful judge had the audacity to count those loans as income, because I had couldn’t make payments!!!! So I am even more screwed and I may either go homeless or destroy the kind relative.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA30496
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
oh good lord.
This lady thinks she's a magician that can cast spells when she backs herself into a Civil Rights/Constitutional error/corner. She has NO working knowledge of the The Constitution or the ADA. She is an egotistical authoritarian maniac and incompetent inept bigot. She lacks basic intelligence. She is a hack attorney that couldn’t make it chasing ambulances or stealing money from families. So, she became a gatekeeper(OC Superior Court Judge) to enable others to steal money.
Make no two shits about it, this lady is truly stupid. She is part of the dubious facade of the notoriously corrupt OC criminal justice system. She’s been told to not worry about fucking up because she knows that nobody will hold her accountable. They are all complicit. The OC criminal justice system is infested with white supremacist bigots. These scumbags flock to these positions where they are granted unbridled and unchecked power despite not even being qualified to run a classroom full of toddlers. She thinks she is a vice president of a middle school. She thinks you must respect her even in times of doubt or when clearly no respect is due. Respect is earned. Trouble is, she can’t gain or garner respect from individuals she is intellectually inferior to. And, that’s a lot of people.
She doesn't understand that being a judge is a job just like any other. Some people can perform the essential duties, some can't. She from the ladder camp. She doesn’t understand that part of the democratic process is scrutiny. She seems mystified by the distinct possibility of a litigant knowing how to perform her job better than she. Once you shove her face in the pile of shit she creates for herself, she will set about a diabolical path of gaslighting, deceitfulness, and making up judicial powers all the while choking on her own shit sandwich. She does so to push her Alt Right agenda through the courts without regard for the Law or a litigant's Civil Rights. If you are unfortunate enough to draw this diabolical saucy bitch pretend wizard, immediately initiate steps for recusal.
Julie Palafox is an ignorant, prejudicial, discriminatory fool and Nazi. She dislikes Jewish people and abuses individuals with disabilities. She’s a monster and a predator. Soon she will no longer be able to wear the Black Robe, just a the white one with a hood that she knows all to well from her childhood and current homelife. In short, this sick and twisted saucy bitch is no better than Adolf Hitler himself. Put another way, she, Adolf and Theodore Howard could very well be siblings. She tries hard to hide her crystal meth truck stop hooker persona and upbringing. Nevertheless, she is White Trash. Put another way, this twisted bitch, would steal a man's wheelchair and push him down 7 flights of stairs before admitting to her own stupidity, ignorance, bigotry, mistakes or unforced errors.
For additional information regarding both #JuliePalafox and her Nazi bitch co worker/trainer, #TheodoreHoward, please see:

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‘Corrupt OCJudges’ on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCefYa792xEvvtNLDVVmJ0cw )

Litigant

Comment #: CA28476
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Palafox all but acknowledged that my ex spouse was using coercive tactics to influence my children, but ignored her own conclusions and decided to split up two brothers (ages 13 and 16) at the time - sending the younger one to live with dad during the school year and allowing me to retain school year custody of the older one. Prior to this time, both boys lived primarily with me, and visited their father on a regular basis. The arrangement worked well. and there was no change in circumstance to warrant an adjustment to custody. Ex husband promptly stopped abiding by the visitation order and wouldn't send younger son to visit me (I live out of state). Judge Palafox refused to actually enforce the order, instead forcing me to pay $10,000+ for a 730 evaluation, then failing to enforce the recommendations of the evaluation. As a result, I haven't spent more than an hour or two with my son in nearly three years, and father is allowed to continue the alienation. Judge Palafox will only order "reunification therapy" :/. Long story short.. avoid this judge at all costs. She cares nothing for actual evidence, family unity, or the needs of the children. She will make rash decisions that have a lifelong effect on a family, and just shrug her shoulders in defeat when families are torn apart.

Litigant

Comment #: CA25633
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Palafox refused to hear a scheduled financial matter and gave no reason. She refused to find abuse even though a video was put into evidence with the other party literally saying “I’m an abuser”. I have been watching her in the courtroom for a year now and she can’t remember cases, she calls victims liars for no reason and she favors the vindictive parent. My daughter had to speak to her in chambers and my daughter livrstreamed it and over two hundred viewers stated the judge appears to be pressuring her to lie.

Other

Comment #: CA23753
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I’ve observed Judge Palafox in court several times. She is inconsistent, pays zero attention to testimony, forgets what she says, doesn’t read or prepare for her daily hearings. All around, seems very inexperienced and weak when it comes to running a courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA23715
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Seems to just refer to the cci report. She does not seem able to make a decision. Also she makes one decision and then another contradicting the first one. Very scattered! I would advise anyone to find a judge with more experience. Unfortunately children are hurt by her bad decisions. Or lack of them!

Other

Comment #: CA22474
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Mrs. Palafox has no business presiding over living and breathing children.

Litigant

Comment #: CA22458
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is very young. Doesn’t know the law

Other

Comment #: CA18002
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Julie Palafox has destroyed my life. I lost custody of my children on a ex-party for allegedly discussing finances with them.

According to court transcripts Judge Julie Palafox from the OC Superior Court stated that my children "will continue to suffer if they are exposed to the financial issues between their parents” that “It is our responsibility as their parent is to protect them from these issues until they are adults” and this is in the “child's best interest".

Two 730 custody evaluations were completed and filed with the court, both recommending immediate return of 50/50 custody of my children, but Judge Julie Palafox completely ignored them.

My parents regularly told me what they could and couldn't afford, and that the Fourteenth Amendment is supposed to protect a parents right to care, custody, control, and possession of the child free from unwarranted government interference. In this courtroom Judge Palafox is KING, and what she says goes.

I have filed 3 complaints with the Commission on Judicial Performance asking for an investigation for judicial misconduct.

Other

Comment #: CA17696
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Sickened by this judge. She changes her mind and forgets your case, and calls the victim liars even in cases of abuse. She tends to have favorites and totally DISRESPECTS people for no reason even when the person is innocent. She has bad moods and its very concerning. She ignores abuse and just does whatever she wants. I thought she cared about the kids but she does not. She just gets on power trips and it just affects her judgements. She does favor clean cut looking good looking men. Allows them to get away with abuse.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA16862
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible judge!! How she was appointed this position is beyond me! She clearly is a miserable woman and should be no where near a family court.

Other

Comment #: CA12716
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A man hater out to get even with the man that did her wrong by punishing all the men that come into her court room

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12715
Rating:2.3
Comments:
In my husbands trial she took 5 months to submit a de isoon and she had the opposing parties attorney write it up. She is lazy and does not care

Other

Comment #: CA12714
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She allows one attorney from your trial to write her decision for her. She is lazy and unethical

Other

Comment #: CA12623
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been witnessing a family law custody case for over a year in Julie Palafox’s court. She has told both parties fighting to properly file evidence against each other, which the plaintiff side has, yet Palafox doesn’t even allow for the evidence to be discussed or reviewed. Currently, the ex-wife accused the ex-husband of domestic violence yet he was never arrested. No police were ever called. No proof whatsoever, just a verbal accusation and Palafox granted full custody to the mother and ordered the father to 1 year of DV classes and revoked visitation with his child and granted a restraining order for mother and child. The father has provided videos of the child begging him not to make her go with her alcoholic abusive mother and Palafox turns her cheek. WORST JUDGE EVER! This is why children get hurt. Too many people in power in our courtrooms who absolutely do not belong anywhere near practicing law!