Hon. Cynthia Ming-Mei Lee See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 1 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 Ming-Mei Lee


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5052
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is mean and crooked, does not not follow the law and has no knowledge of Constitutional rights.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3886
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Misquoted a rule regarding the time required for filing a document to counsel; abrupt and officious; very poor judicial attitude.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3644
Rating:8.0
Comments:
AS PJ, she requires all trailing attorneys to come to Court each day, which in this day of Court cutbacks and limited departments is a waste of time and money for all litigants. Hopefully she will see this policy is not helping anyone

Other

Comment #: CA439
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Involved in a homicide trial before this judge. Defendant was found Not Guilty of Second Degree Murder, Voluntary Manslaughter and another serious felony, a 246 PC/F. Was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury, including three alternates, felt the evidence proved it was self-defense. The judge disagreed and was extremely angry about the verdict. At the sentencing hearing she excoriated the defendant for what she thought was his arrogance and his belief that he was above the law. Then the judge, in her own arrogance and mean-spiritedness placed herself above the law, finding spurious aggravated circumstances, and sentenced the defendant to the maximum term. She then fined him $10,000 to be paid into a victim's fund, yet the charge on which he was convicted had no victim. It pains me to see the word "honorable" before this judge's name.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA435
Rating:5.3
Comments:
Smart and mean...a bad combination.