Hon. Carrie A. Zepeda See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 6 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)

What others have said about Hon. Carrie A. Zepeda



Comment #: CA7067
She was fair and made a judgement that was consistent with what was presented. Her judicial demeanor was even-handed and appropriate for the matter at hand. Judge Zepeda is a very good judge.
I read comment that lowly rate Judge Zepeda, sorry things didn't go your way, but don't lash out at the judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6531
She should not be called a Judge. She needs to be investigated by higher authorities. She is a dark spot in American Justice system that needs to be removed, at least from Civil litigation cases.


Comment #: CA6525
Rating:Not Rated
trouble honoring the truth even if it's right in front of her. ASAP Needs to be dishonored and removed ASAP what comes around goes around too many truths about her are known facts, she is an insult to law seriously we all know who is judge over her.


Comment #: CA5939
I agree with the last comments - Carrie Zepeda should be removed from the bench. I was hit by a car while in a crosswalk,have pain every day and will eventually require a knee replacement. Defense filed a last min motion in limine and prevented my treating Doctor from testifying regarding knee replacement. Carrie refused to let the jury decide on all the evidence - She choose the evidence which only helped the defendant (the insurance company). She ruled there would be no knee replacement testimony and then did not call a mis trial when the defense counsel violated the order by stating " so what you mean by no intervension is that plaintiff will not require a knee placement in the future". Carrie Zepeda is pro insurance company anti justice. I ended up with $6000 for the loss of my active life and a screwed up knee which will require replacement in the future....... Carrie Zepeda was more concerned with the jury having a good time than justice for the injured. She needs to be removed !

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5938
Vindictive, mercurial, capricious and utterly ignorant about civil law. If she was in private practice I would not trust her to competently handle any matter entrusted to her. She is a walking case study of political connections trumping competence.


Comment #: CA2824
This person does not deserve to be referred to as “Honorable” – she is not. She is biased, vicious and vindictive. She does not know the law and doesn't care about justice. Dishonest attorneys can easily mislead her because of her lack of understanding of the law and civil procedure. She believes that if an attorney says something it is the truth. When she is shown that a witness (an attorney) on the stand has lied she does not consider that to be perjury. She has no moral or ethical compass and will prejudge everything without allowing any evidence that could conflict with her preconceptions. Avoid at all costs.


Comment #: CA2821
F She does not understand her role as a judge or the law - avoid at all costs!


Comment #: CA2423
Not competent to sit on the bench.
Does not know the law or care about it. Incredibly biased - typically against defendants.
Excludes evidence and witnesses without any basis.
Avoid at all costs.


Comment #: CA2421
Not competent