Hon. Jose S. Franco See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara 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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Comment #: CA31604
Judge Franco was faced with a difficult trial involving domestic violence between my client and his parents. At no point did I ever feel that this was an unfair trial or that Judge Franco had made up his mind before hearing the entire case. Judge Franco heard two days of testimony and listened patiently the entire time, not once revealing any irritation, or any indication of which way he would rule. He ultimately decided against my client, but not before stating that he felt my client's parents loved him very much and despite their wanting to cover for him, he had to find that the legal standard was met in light of the evidence presented. I was touched by the comments, which I recall years later and which is a rare thing in any court. He was polite but firm, and even-handed-- also rare in court. Honestly, more people like Judge Franco should be on the bench, and I say this having lost my client's case.


Comment #: CA31555
Bias Court
Judge Jose Franco inability to handle family court matters especially when their is NO court reporter which allows you to do as you wish and NO proof to reflect back on if mistakes or violations of ones right were truly violated.
This it self can and have damage families buy not listing to both sides and only to one, being rude and cutting one off when your ask to speak and instead of listening you rudely don't like the TRUTH FRANCO. I believe Judge violated and ignored many issues in out continuing case,delaying,allowing False one side statements,allowing a illegal move with child based on theirs lawyers Mr.Dobbins to lie to the courts that his client was working and we had found out a week later they actually had moved, and franco did Nothing to stop,detain,them from moving and they got away with it, with out mothers imput.
Case is a Nightmare, Franco Court ordered my daughter phone calls with her daughter july 2019, daughter went back at some point raising the issues Nichole Ford never made it Happen, still to this day in aug.2020 its never happen Ford continues with her excuses one after another, She Has also failed the system without doubt.
Its sad those with money that tell the best lies usually do very well and those without money do not have a real voice how ever their voice is herd especially when they can't be herd in a kangaroo court setting.
Family court system Broken Fix NOW not later.