Hon. Susan I. Etezadi See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Susan I. Etezadi


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8771
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Is not a very scholarly juristl. She either either does not know the law, or blatantly ignores it.

Litigant

Comment #: CA8020
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge exhibits a serious lack of jurisprudence and a poor understanding of the law; fundamental fairness is replaced by personal bias in her court. In the face of solid arguments from both sides, this Iranian judge demonstrates that she believes herself infallible and will not listen to reason - certainly un-American traits, given the fact that she has people's lives in her hands. Even the reviewing courts have found that she abused her discretion; the most notable case involved the fact that she ruled in favor of monied interests. This woman was never in private practice and has always sucked from the public teat, so it's no surprise that her roots are showing when she brutalizes the innocent.

Other

Comment #: CA5833
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The rating system needs to include negative numbers in order to accurately score this judge. She is lazy, arrogant, ignorant, and corrupt to the core. This makes for a dangerous, destructive force on the bench.
Lazy- she stated multiple times in open court that she hadn't read the court filings, but would rule on the matter before her anyways so she wouldn't have to deal with it again on Monday (her weekend was booked solid- the precious couch needed sitting on, that bag of chips had to be eaten, & that dang TV isn't gonna watch itself, people!).
Arrogant- If you possess jedi mind-reading skills like etezadi believes she has, & can instantly tell when a person is lying or not, great! No need to read silly court filings or consider corroborating evidence, your ruling will be just.
Ignorant- Sadly, etezadi lacks jedi senses and common sense, and any sense of what the laws are that govern her courtroom.
Corrupt- She will destroy a family, and force children to live with batterers who have an undisputed history of domestic violence, child abuse, and stalking- all of which etezadi acknowledged in court! she will sign off on any money-milking child-kidnapping scheme floated in front of her, no matter how unlawful it is, how much damage it causes the child, or how much abuse and neglect the child will certainly suffer as a result.

Other

Comment #: CA77
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Etezadi is very unsophisticated and has extremely limited abilities. It is a shock that she is a judge. This is what happens when the voting public gets to choose judges. She was a prosecutor for twenty years and they put her on the family law bench with no experience in family law. Trust me, use your challenge, any of the other judges will handle your case better.