Hon. Mark H. Pierce See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Mark H. Pierce



Comment #: CA12708
Excellent guidance In terms of helping juror feel comfortable...Today I completed Jury Duty under this Judge's instructions...I was able to repeat often to a rather incompetent Foreman of the Jury, this judge's clear and consistent guidelines ...Particularly No Personal Stories...We were able to deliver a verdict in a timely manner...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11597
What a terrible, terrible judge!!! He was incredibly, openly, and flagrantly biased the entire trial. He let the other side, who he has probably known his entire career get away with anything he wanted, and sustained every objection he had, no matter how baseless. He overruled almost every objection I had without even listening. He even interrupted me several times when just trying to make a record for the court. I was shocked and appalled at this judge's behavior, bias, and overall incompetence. I agree with the other attorney about getting rid of him for cause right away next time.


Comment #: CA10810
I've had three rulings from Pierce. One was questionable by myself and multiple attorneys. Two were flat out wrong. In one, he dismissed my case against the defendant because the defendant did not show up for court. I am recusing him with cause in the future. This man should not be judging people's lives.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10249
Peter Principled on to the bench ! This guy doesn't know the law from where he sits on the bench. He is daffy and has no idea how to manage anything beyond traffic court . He hates women, like much of the Santa Clara County Bench


Comment #: CA9942
Rating:Not Rated
He did not even read our Ex-Parte Motion. He only reviewed the Writ of Attachment when making the decision. He is definitely biased towards landlords, and he should not be assigned landlord tenant cases. This area of law needs objective judicial oversight as there are too many evictions occurring in Northern California. There needs to be a better system in place. One that is fair to both sides, and protects the interests of both with fairness, and objectivity.


Comment #: CA5107
He is a terrible judge, he saw the evidences from the plaintiff in the case that he presided as a judge, he knew the people was robbed by this mean wealthy guy, but he totally ignored the evidences and ruled in the favor to that wealthy guy, who stole the whole entitle asset of the people who sued him. This judge made shame to the American Legal system and should be remove from the bench. How did he became a judge? Through his mom's connection, check it out, its really sad to learn how this person got to sit in the highest honorable job.