Hon. Margaret Johnson See Rating Details
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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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Litigant

Comment #: CA5358
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Please see the text of my comments elsewhere here, and feel free to contact me at sidneyorr@yahoo.com

Litigant

Comment #: CA4785
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Margaret Johnson denied spousal support to a disabled woman on public assistance. (This woman is also a survivor of domestic violence.) She enforced a waiver of spousal support for a woman who is a public charge. This is a clear violation of state and federal law.

To all victims of Judge Margaret Johnson:

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Litigant

Comment #: CA4765
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In 2003, Judge Johnson entered an order that violated the law on trusts for minors and lacked the mandatory stipulations of FC 4065. A few years later, she stated before a hearing that she would again deny guideline child support in this case. After my complaint, she transferred to juvenile court, but she clearly acts without regard to a child's best interests.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4558
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Johnson signed into an order a settlement clearly lacking the mandatory waiver of child support and in violation of the terms of a trust fund, then refused a few years later to increase child support, and denied a motion for change of venue to where the parties lived, in order to keep the case under her control.