Hon. Patricia M. Lucas See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 2 rating(s)
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. Patricia M. Lucas


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12279
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Lucas has no respect and bias towards self representing litigants, she would rather you hire an attorney she has control over rather than for someone to question the status quo and rather than having to actually do some thinking, as she sits up there on the bench looking like a dead oak-tree asking the defendant county counsel if plaintiff can do that. Why is a judge asking the defense attorney if Plaintiff can do that? what she was asking county counsel was, if Plaintiff could impose discovery sanctions against his former attorneys, which he did do.


Comment #: CA5775
Giving bad impression about judiciary. Not at all impartial. Biased against individual versus corporate/banks. Strong animosity against pro se litigant who out performs lawyers. Not well verse in law and does not seek to apply law once her deficiencies are brought to her attention. She is also very hostile to the disabled and discriminatory.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4866
She behaves like a queen in the courtroom. Do we Americans want to go back to old English law?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4859
Rating:Not Rated
I received food stamps. I did put the check mark to indicate that she received food stamps. I also stated under oath that she received food stamps. I requested to waive both court fees and additional court fees. However, my additional fee waiver was unjustly denied by Judge Patricia M. Lucas. In this case, I did follow both rules by which to request fee waivers. I do receive food stamps, so, by law, I was allowed to request both fee waivers at the same time. The court wrongfully denied the waiver of additional fees, without any legal grounds for doing so.


Comment #: CA3643
I completely agreed. She is always biasd against pro se litigants. She acts like a queen in the court. She doesn;t care about the laws and justice.
she is the worest!


Comment #: CA2822
totally bias against pro pers....her ruling was overturned by the court of appeal. She was ordered to hear the case on the merits....Lucas then abused her discretion as a judge by refusing to rule on the clear evidence presented.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1496
She was terrible as a family court judge, feel sorry for anyone having to appear before her in a criminal proceeding