Hon. Cynda Riggins Unger See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Solano County
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5975
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ladies and Families, please follow this process to get your voice heard.
To file a complaint regarding Judge Unger’s performance, please see

http://cjp.ca.gov/res/docs/Appendix/Chart%20-%20Types%20of%20Misconduct.pdf

and http://cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.htm

and write to

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 14400
San Francisco, California 94102

You can download the complaint form here:

http://cjp.ca.gov/res/docs/appendix/complaintform%20fillable.pdf

To file a grievance with a Family Court Mediator please follow the procedures below.

Please see:

http://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/materials/Rule%205%20--%20Eff%2007-01-13.pd…

Search for “GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE”

You need to include:

The procedure for processing a complaint concerning a Family Court Services
child custody recommending counselor shall be as follows:
(1) Complaints are only accepted from the following individuals:
(a) A party to the action;
(b) A party’s attorney; or
(c) The court-appointed attorney for the minor child.
(2) The complainant must submit his or her complaint in writing with the
Court Services Program Manager for the Family Law Division.
(3) The written complaint must include the following information:
(a) The names of the parties in the case and their attorneys;
(b) The family law case number;
(c) The most recent court date and the date(s) on which the parties met
with the counselor;
(d) The name(s) of any Family Court Services personnel (i.e. child
custody recommending counselors) with whom the complainant
had contact; and,
(e) A statement explaining the reasons for the complaint. Mere
disagreement with a child custody recommending counselor’s
recommendation(s) or stated reasons for a recommendation is not a
sufficient basis for the court or any other program manager to take
action on the grievance, and such a complaint may be summarily
dismissed without further investigation or action.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5956
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The only hope people have is to not be in front of Unger in the first place. Most people reviewing complaints think these things are always subjective and a matter of opinion.

Well here's something that's not subjective:

We initially had a trial that was taken off calendar (for a variety of reasons). Father showed up anyway and Judge Unger decided to hear him even though we were off calendar and I was not present.

Father, who had a documented history of lying in court (nearly every lie he previously told could be verified WITH THIRD PARTY DOCUMENTS) yet Judge Unger refused to view any documents in court or read any declarations previously filed.

Father stated, under oath that he contacted mother and mother did not reply. Judge did not verify this information and proceeded to issue a modification to a recent (2 months old) visitation arrangement, WITHOUT CAUSE, removing Mother's visitation with one minor child.

No allegations of abuse or neglect. Nothing.

Father shows up, there's no hearing. Judge hears one parent only, issues a modification to visitation without cause and you want to tell me she's not biased against women?

Other

Comment #: CA5844
Rating:1.0
Comments:
JUDGE CYNDA RIGGINS-UNGER SHOWED PARTIALITY, AND EMPATHIZED WITH A DANGEROUS COVICTED CRIMINAL.

Judge Cynda Riggins-Unger showed partiality and empathized with a violent criminal. The mother, L.I., brought family court motions to keep their baby safe. Their child was under 1 years of age when father had been arrested multiple times for criminal activities.

Father had a history of violent domestic violence against mother. Mother had protective restraining orders until Judge Unger assumed the case. At that time, Judge Unger gave shared custody to the father, who had a violent background, drug conviction, and child endangerment charge.

After 3 attempts to protect their young child, Judge Unger threatened mother. She scolded, humiliated, and refused to read her filed Declarations concerning the welfare of their young child. It wasn’t until father was under the influence of crack, drove away with the child in the car, to evade police, and was sent to jail, mother was able to suspend visitation.

Judge Unger even offered for the dad to have supervised visits. The child could have been killed due to Judge Cynda Riggins-Unger’s clear and pervasive bias against the mother in her court.

Other

Comment #: CA5843
Rating:1.0
Comments:
That's a good response. Thank you Court Staff for your recommendations. Women who have filed grievances, are not seeking preferred treatment. The Women are trying the best they can to facilitate co parenting, and support the child's needs. It appears some people on here are alleging the Women who have spoken up are somehow bad mother's or are trying to alienate the child/ren from the father. This is a falsehood. There have been documented cases where the Mother had valid concerns over the safety of the child, with evidence to support such, only to be disparaged by judge Unger. People have witnessed her bad courtroom behavior. Lawyer's have been extremely frustrated when they have cases, in which the female client, and child had been abused, and currently, the child is being victimized. Lawyer's and Court Personnel have all expressed concerns over the lack of professionalism of judge Unger, further placing the child/ren in harm's way. The concerns of the Female litigants have stated that when they go to court, they simply to be treated with patience, courtesy, and respect. All in which judge Unger fails to do. Their concerns of their children being abused, child's decline is School, etc. Cases where there are numerous reports, and expert testimony to support such, judge Unger actively looks for ways to accuse the Woman of lying. Judge Unger has clearly not read the filed declarations, and allowed the female client's ability to present the case. They are actively shut down, and dismissed. As a Court Staff member, you have no doubt witnessed cases that judge Unger was clearly bias against good parents. One lawyer said on the forum, that once upon a time judge Unger used to be a good judge, supported her campaign, but after time, she is clearly bias against Women. Local Lawyers stated she is not a neutral arbitrator of the facts, and is definitely a pro father judge. They like her for their criminal father's, because she has a distinct difference on how she treats the men in her court. This is not a attack against loving Father's, or Parent's. One Father on here, reported he settled with his ex wife, and was appalled at how judge Unger treated her." She's the Mother of my Children. " Men and Women both are supporting the removal of judge Unger based on her clear disregard of being neutral. Her courtroom misconduct, yelling, anger, and not allowing equal time for both parties. This is about the clear prejudice judge Unger has against Women in her court. A judge must require patience, which judge Unger does not. The Women and Families bringing up these concerns have facts and witnesses to support their concerns. I just hope when it comes time to be able to weigh in on their observations, the Court Staff, and Lawyers will be honest. That they will report what they have shared previously. The children depend on it. All our decisions, matter. What we do today, will have a affect on everyone's lives forever.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5842
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Oh and I HAVE sat in her court room, this is why I knew I was wronged and I came looking for help!!!! --- SingleMomInSolano

Court Staff

Comment #: CA5840
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Go sit in one or two family law courtrooms and watch the attorneys.
You will see how they are. See how Judge Unger interacts with the lawyer.
There are many lawyers who work with smaller retainers, who allow payments, and so on. If you don't behave like a ninny and are willing to look--good lawyers are out there. You also need to understand, most of us do not operate "always on the mother's side" because there are some bad mothers out there. We are talking about the cases in which women are treated differently than men in her courtroom. When I am told, "I hear you fight hard for mothers," I say, "No, I work hard for children." Most attorneys in family law want to do well by children--whether it is with a father as client or a mother.
It is just that Judge Unger has a wide reputation now as hostile to mothers and very lenient with fathers.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5837
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Litigants who just posted. Appeals are very difficult. They often cost over 30,000 plus, and take 18-22 months. Plus, you can't use any new information. If granted, you must only use the information from the original trial or hearing. Very rarely does a family law judgment get overturned, due to the complexity of the laws. If you have all your records, another good way to turn in judge Unger... go to the C.A. Commission on Judicial Performance's website::http://cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.htm Download their form, and send in all your information. Please e-mail MarieH0086@gmail.com for further information and possible solutions. The Lawyers who navigate this website, should be able to provide a name for you. They would know what to do...It's my understanding, that Solano County does not have pro bono lawyers for Women. Solano has advocacy's through WEAVE, and other entity's. They do have Court Appointed Minor Counsel for children in certain cases. They have the Family Justice Center, although, they are limited in helping. A lot of times, the lawyer only helps with domestic violence cases, and how to obtain a restraining order etc. The Family Court Facilitators are legal advisors, but they will not recommend advise. Be encouraged, and stand up against judge Unger's bias!

Other

Comment #: CA5836
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She tore my family apart..... she showed no remorse. Please help with suggestions to get this decision over turned. Who's here to help
The moms who can't afford lawyers,???? There's gotta be a way

Other

Comment #: CA5835
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unconscionable....

Litigant

Comment #: CA5829
Rating:1.0
Comments:
All I can say is she is despicable. A " Leader " is required to listen to both sides, before making a decision. Judge Unger showed no patience, was in a hurry,& didn't read my filed declaration. She asked questions, because she didn't read the declaration, and when I went to answer her, I was told to " STOP! " DON'T TALK!
I'm a professional, I am not ill tempered, and I always speak to other's with respect. On the other hand, judge Unger is absolutely unprofessional. She has forgotten what a judge is supposed to do...Listen to both sides of the facts, allow both parties a chance to present evidence, then follow up with questions, to make certain she has all the information, so she can make a well informed decision....Judge Unger does not do that, and as a result, our children will be exposed to further harm. She is clearly bias against women. She lacks the patience and moral aptitude to be a judge handling family law matters. The rumors are true, the behavior is unacceptable, and children truly are being victimized... I am going to sign the Recall Petition. We deserve a judge who is patient, kind, and impartial. This County needs to get rid of judge Angry Unger...

Other

Comment #: CA5823
Rating:1.0
Comments:
You can voice your concerns! Please file your grievances with the Commission on Judicial Performance
455 Golden Gate Ave Suite 14400
San Francisco, CA 94102
CA Commission Complaint website:http://cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.htm

Your voice COUNTS!

Other

Comment #: CA5821
Rating:1.0
Comments:
FOLLOWING SEVERAL WOMEN'S BIAS HEARINGS BEFORE JUDGE UNGER, THE CHILDREN WERE PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED BY THE ABUSIVE PARENT. WHEN THE WOMEN RAISED CONCERNS, THEY WERE DEMONIZED BY JUDGE UNGER. CUT OFF, INSULTED, AND THREATENED WITH LOSS OF CUSTODY. FEMALE LITIGANTS HAD ADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE. THEY HAD THROUGH POLICE REPORTS, CPS, AND EXPERT TESTIMONY THE CHILDREN WERE IN DANGER. AS A RESULT OF JUDGE UNGER'S NEGLIGENCE TO LISTEN TO FACTS AND DISREGARD FOR THE CHILD'S BEST INTEREST, THE KIDS INVOLVED WERE HARMED. THIS WAS ALL PREVENTABLE. WHAT ARE PEOPLE WAITING FOR? FOR THE KIDS TO BE ON THE MISSING POSTERS, OR IN THE GRAVE? STAND UP TO STOP JUDGE UNGER, AND PREVENT THESE TYPES OF ABUSES HAPPENING TO ANOTHER FAMILY! SIGN RECALL, SHARE YOUR STORY OF ABUSE, SPEAK UP TO HELP SPARE CHILDREN AND WOMEN FURTHER VICTIMIZATION...WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! ALSO, WOMEN WHO HIRED JON UNGER TO RECUSE OUT OF HER COURT, IF HE DID SONETHING TO YOU, WRITE INTO THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW. ITS TIME FOR JUDGE UNGER TO GO!

Other

Comment #: CA5819
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Notice, since the women filed the recall petition, the stories on here are less frequent. Judge Unger is behaving on certain cases...Thank God for the awesome work the women have done to stop her out of control robe rage! You're holding Unger accountable!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5818
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
JUDGE UNGER IS ABUSIING HER POWER! CHECK OUT THIS TRUE SAD VIDEO ON REAL VICTIMS OF JUDGE UNGER:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHrAqGvFPt0

Other

Comment #: CA5817
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As you are aware, there is a recall for her position going on, and this has forced the higher ups to take notice of the procedural violations judge Unger demonstrates towards most female litigants. Another hot topic has been the fact she worked on more then one case with her husband, who is a lawyer in her court. Her husband is receiving monetary gain for her bias against women, therefore it is a violation of ethics. The women's concerns of bias are too many to discount. Local lawyers, you know who you are, most importantly, I know who you are, and what you have said, all know she has a bias against women in her court. Children are reporting horrific acts of abuse following judge Unger's bias rulings. This is not about a vendetta, or a grudge because she didn't rule in favor of female litigants. This is about the fact women are not being treated unfairly in her court. Good, honest, respectable women are being violated by her abuse of power. The worst part is the facts following bad rulings by Unger. The Children are sexually assaulted. The children are Physically and Emotionally abused. This is not acceptable of a family law judge. It's time for accountability, and I hope ( lawyers ) when asked about the validity of the concerns of female litigants, you tell the truth...It's going to take everyone standing to together, showing their records, and being united to stop this very corrupt judge from another term!

Other

Comment #: CA5816
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Unger is a racist, biased Judge whom does not follow the law she is supposed to represent. I have seen this Judge allow perjury in her courtroom from fellow attorneys that are her friends. Judge Unger is a disgrace whom is seeking a possible state of federal position. Imagine not being able to even sit on a family court position and now making decisions on more important decisions. Totally insane. Whom ever wrote the previous liking Judge Unger is either an friendly attorney or just plain being paid. I have seen this Judge lie, ignore facts, ignore evidence, ignore attorneys pleas, ignore battery reports and more. How could a person like this perform these outrageous act's. Simple Judge Unger simply does not care about the law. She is a GOD she believes among everyone. But I wonder if it is more? Could it be something more? No matter the reason Judge Unger needs to be removed. Anyone whom does not think so is simply an idiot or one she agrees with even when the law does not.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5815
Rating:8.0
Comments:
I would like tob say that i believe judge ubger. Is only doing her job ppl like to bash or request to remove anyone that does not give them there way. If you take all the judges out that do not give women there way then those children that are being abuse by there mother will saty in that home and suffer. If you want to keep your kids stay on the right track and stop blowing up inside of the court room and share your children. Smh so ppl might hate my post but this is my opionon and my review.

Other

Comment #: CA5814
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have sat in her court room many times and i have seen enough to know that some cases may be bias but I have seen that mothers are rude and nasty but think they have to have full custody because they are the mother. This is a sad procedure to go thru and i wish they make a new process for custody. The children never wins beacuse they are always torn between the parents.

Other

Comment #: CA5748
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Unger has systematically abused women litigants in her courtroom for many years. She aligns herself with male litigants in her court. Judge Unger is impatient, caustic, and prejudice. She doesn't review your declarations, and when she asks you a question, you go to answer her, and she rudely interrupts you. Judge Unger doesn't allow you to finish your sentence. When women stand up and do the right thing, she penalizes them for their efforts. She finds fault in the mother, and excuses the abuser. When you have been a victim of Domestic Violence, she somehow turns it back on you, as if you did something wrong. If you followed safety plans, she tells you off. You will even be accused of not protecting the child, even when you left the situation, and the child was not in harms way. In the event you have evidence the abuser has violated her court order, she will actively change the order on the spot, to tailor to their violations. We can do something about her position. Right now there is a Recall Petition going on, ending in Nov. Write into the newspapers with your story that you have written on here. Contact MarieH0086@gmail.com to share your story and hear ways to fight back against the judicial abuse. There is help. Judge Unger was so bias against me in Aug. 2013, this is what launched this campaign to remove her from office. My child is still in the home where he reported physical abuse, mental abuse, and had bruises. He suffered in School, and was uprooted from a loving home, to be put in a unloving, and at times, abusive household. What about the kids? What about the child's best interest? How can anyone in good conscience not speak out against her obvious bias, knowing she victimizes women and children? Lawyers who have witnessed the clear prejudice against female litigants, here is your chance to do what is right and tell the " truth " on Unger. Judge Unger must go!

Other

Comment #: CA5746
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Unger is a very selfish, disrespectful and bias person. She didn't care for me from the beginning. My daughters father has a total of 10 children, never has paid child support, has been charged with 2 felonies as well as several domestic restraining orders. during our trial, he admitted to being abusive to me. She basically told me that I was lying about the abuse. I had an attorney and he didn't but that didn't matter because she helped during the whole case. Per California law, should a person have a DVR within a 5 year period, he or she is to not have any custody. She awarded him 50/50 giving him every single weekend and making my daughter go to school in Suisun where he lives when we live in Vacaville. She is far from doing what's right for these kids. My daughters father is now under investigation for welfare fraud. The worse feeling ever is how she made me feel guilty for leaving my abuser

Other

Comment #: CA5659
Rating:1.0
Comments:
THE REOCCURING CONCERN HERE IS WOMEN ARE BEING TREATED WITH PREJUDICE. THE SITUATION WHERE TWO PEOPLE COME TO AN AGREEMENT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD/CHILDREN IS THE GOAL. IT IS WHEN THERE ARE CONCERNS OF ABUSE, NEGELGENCE, AND IT IS A HIGH CONFLICT CASE, IS WHERE JUDGE UNGER IS NOT NUETRUAL. SHE IS BIAS AGAINST WOMEN. THE MOTHER WHO STATED JUDGE " LET " THEM COME TO AN AGREEMENT. NO, YOU BOTH WERE ABLE TO COME TO A MUTUAL CUSTODY SITUATION IN WHICH BENEFITED YOUR CASE. YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND THEN THE PROBLEMS THAT OCCURE IN HIGH CONFLICT CASES WHERE ONE, OR BOTH PARTIES CAN NOT AGREE. OR WORSE, WHEN THE MALE IN THE CASES HAS A HISTORY OF ABUSE AND IS HARMING THE CHILD/CHILDREN. SO, WOMEN, IF YOU CAN AGREE, THAT BENEFITS YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN, THEN YOU'RE BETTER OFF TO STIPULATE. IF NOT, BEWARE, JUDGE UNGER WILL EVENTUALLY FIND FAULT IN YOU, AND REMOVE CUSTODY. SHE IS UNBALANCED,UNFAIR, AND PREJUDICE! SHE MUST BE REMOVED!

Litigant

Comment #: CA5658
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hello,

Let me first say for the ppl that like to assume that these mothers, children, lawyers, and fathers that come on here and complain against this judge. Are not ppl that did not get their way. Do not judge before reading or doing their history. Ask yourself Is a child being mistreated and their family or the mother fighting for her childs rights to be heard ,not getting their way. When judge unger places the child in danger??? If we were wrong we are wrong ,but we are fighting and have been fighting for what is right. Now the fact that your case went well you have the MOthers of Justice to thank for that,while your on here putting us down. She is under pressure and the fact that she treated your case in your favor. Is great. Then again we do not know your story you could be someone that is bias against our cause and want to show support to Unger. I do not support anyone that MISTREATS CHILDREN. Keep in mind these children grow up and mistreat others. If this is about the children then let it be about the children. We are not women, lawyers, children, and fathers fighting her bc we are not getting our way. We are women, lawyers,children, fathers, and caring family members fighting for the voices of the children. Stay positive and positive things will happen. It is go unger when she is in YOUR FAVOR, but it is not about you it is about YOUR CHILD.

your welcome and glad being in her court room worked out for you. Now pray for the children that are not so lucky instead of judging. RECYCLE PEACE AND POSITIVE THINGS NOT NEGATIVITY

Other

Comment #: CA5657
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In Jan and March, 2014 judge Unger demonized a mother for simply trying to keep the child safe from a pedophile, that had a active restraining order against him. Judge Unger threatened Mother with loss of custody if she dared continued to for protective measures recommended by law enforcement. Judge Unger refused to allow the Mother to present her evidence of Police reports and documents. She didn't read the filed declarations. Judge Unger physically hit the bench and screamed during the March hearing. Her bias was so obvious, she should have voluntarily recused herself.

There's a caring Mother with a young son. The ex convict viciously abused her, and the child. He kidnapped her and had a rap sheet of assault on Police Officers. Judge Unger refused to allow the Mother to talk, produce evidence, and openly pandered to the abuser in her court. Unger gave the abusive father shared custody. Within 6 months, the child was abused, and could have died. The ex in that time violated his probation and assaulted another woman. Because of judge Unger's refusal to listen to the evidence, and her clear bias against women, the child could have lost his life. Under a different judge, the father has lost custody.

In Unger's court there was a woman who went to a restraining order hearing against her abuser. The woman asked for a lawyer before the hearing began. Judge Unger proceeded, without allowing her due process rights to representation, attacked her, and kicked her out of her home. Without listening to her, took away her business and her life's work. She is homeless now.
There are hundreds of stories like these. The court officials, lawyers, litigants, and families have all witnessed the history of judicial abuse by judge Unger. I have personal observed that judge Unger is watching her behavior now, due to the Recall Petition. This action to remove her, has forced her to follow procedure and treat people with courtesy. This came with a price. This does not undo all the damage judge Unger did to the women, children, and families. The massive amount of people affected by her judicial misconduct, rude behavior, and failure to be impartial. Even her husband is capitalizing on his wife's clear pervasive bias against women. He is making money hand over fist by women because of prejudice. This can't be ignored. Please check out JUSTICE FORMOTHERS on Facebook, Strongnevenstronger on Google +. If you, or someone you know has been effected by judge Unger please contact MarieH0086@gmail.com to share your story.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5656
Rating:1.0
Comments:
That is a good thing to hear that judge Anger Unger was respectful towards you. The whole reason she is behaving herself at this time is because of the hard work that the women on here have done to stop her abuse in the her court. This is only temperory though, because she has a long history of prejudice against women in her courtroom, and that will not stop until she is removed from the bench. It is because of us women, standing up for your rights, and other's that she is on her best courtroom behavior.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5653
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I am reading everyone's post here and it seems like only mother post here when they do not get there way. Judge Unger was great with my family case she let us both come to an agreement with joint custody. Who said that because you are the birthmother that the father can only have weekends. Shame on you ladies and I hope she stays a judge for as long as she can. GO Judge Unger

Other

Comment #: CA5554
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you are a Mother in a family court proceeding in Solano County, and you have a hearing in front of Judge Cynda Unger, have her removed from your case after your first hearing.

If you are a mother, do not use mediator Lissette Jackson-Shepherd (the African American) mediator as she has shown to have a bias against mothers. If you are an African American woman, in particular, do NOT use Lissette Jackson-Shepherd who is known to have a particularly strong bias against African American women.

Ask around to different attorneys who come before the court and you will be able to verify these biases.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5504
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was in her court last week asking judge unger to please return custody to me.
Judge asked "why would I do that?"
I said because she is 10 and her father makes her sleep with him in bed and she doesn't have her own room there.
Judged told me "it's not ileagal" and then asked what do you want me to do about it"?
My response was "care"
This judge doesn't care how bad my daughters life is at her fathers home.

Other

Comment #: CA5503
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Unger knows the law, however uses her job as a type of throne from which she abuses especially females. Actually said in court that a father need not provide a bed while his child/children are in his custody. To quote "children can sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag, it's an adventure". This was to the mother of 5 year old triplets. She was extremely patient with the Dad who in my opinion is a reason why weapons are not allowed in the court. As a grandmother I've seen my grandaughter since age three in this situation staying with people who are strangers and all in the interest of $$ to her father. What would happen if her mother didn't provide a bed? left her with strangers? didn't provide lunch? refused to pay for her care? doesn't provide school supplies? Something is very wrong in this judge's courtroom.

Other

Comment #: CA5441
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She had to be one of the worst Judges I have ever encountered. My attorney and I prepared evidence in rebuttal of my ex's ridiculous claims, I had everything documented and in open court she said that it was "too" much evidence and she wasn't going to read not one page of it and then asked my attorney to come get "her copy" from the bench because it would take up too much time. Seriously?? refusing to look over evidence?? She was happy to take the fathers evidence into count, but shew openly refused to even look mine over. I have sat in the back of the court and listened to her constantly badger the mothers and say nothing to the fathers. There was a recent case of abuse where the man was trying to break in the home and attack the woman and Judge Unger denied the restraining order, even after the father showed up in Court smelling like he had just left a bar!

Litigant

Comment #: CA5335
Rating:1.0
Comments:
That is great lawyers are talking! We need word of mouth! I wish I had read the site before being in front of judge unger. She has been unfair, yelled, and bias in every hearing.
She should not be in family law at all.

Other

Comment #: CA5333
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It is my understanding that if Officer's of the court would file grievances regarding judge Unger's judicial bias, it would force the judicial system to take action. It is one thing when litigants are claiming prejudice and misconduct, it's another when lawyers have turned it in. The fact it is well documented and known judge Unger is bias against women but, yet Solano County has taken no action to correct this behavior. How can the Solano County presiding judge and Commission on Judicial Performance allow judge Unger to conduct Family Law this way? Court reporters, Court Personal, Lawyers, and Litigants have all seen the lack of patience, partiality towards men, temper flares, and misconduct. Change comes when everyone stands together and bring awareness to her unfair rulings and inappropriate behavior. All lawyers and court personal who have witnessed judge Unger's bias, temper, lack of self control, and refusal of real evidence, please help. It's well known it is hard to remove a judge from office. It's been said it's less then likely, but if we all stand together, it will happen.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5330
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In a recent discussion between four family law attorneys, discussion was about Judge Unger. Between us, we noted about 10 family law attorneys who felt the same way--stay out of the courtroom if you have a mother. One lawyer, who is able to be friendly with Judge Unger said she had to leave the courtroom because it was 'heartbreaking' to see what Judge Unger was doing. We don't know what happened to her over the years, but she has become out of control and it is very obvious. We are sorry for you litigants and embarassed by our Judge's poor treatment of you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5328
Rating:4.6
Comments:
Judge Unger is the most unfair judicial officer I have ever encountered in 20 plus years of family law practice. Stay out of her court room. She favors the men and they can do no wrong. She talks down to women and she belittles the attorneys that appear before her. This woman needs to be recalled from the bench. We need fairness in our courts.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5141
Rating:1.0
Comments:
YES, SISTER OF A MOTHER ABUSED BY JUDGE UNGER. THERE ARE THINGS WE WONT DISCUSS ON THIS FORMAT. IF MOTHERS WISH TO GET ON BOARD, AND HAVE SUCCESSFUL WAYS TO ADDRESS THE JUDICIAL BIAS, THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE E-MAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, AND THERE IS HELP! STOP JUDICIAL BIAS AND CORRUPTION BY CONTACTING: MARIEH0086@GMAIL.COM ... HELP IS JUST A CLICK AWAY.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5138
Rating:1.0
Comments:
For comment CA5137 contact me at strongnevenstronger@gmail.com

I will (WE WILL MOTHERS that "FIGHT 4 JUSTICE),help your sister get her child back. Read the VERY FIRST STORY on the page. The mother's that are apart of "JUSTICE 4MOTHER'S have also suffered from JUDGE UNGER'S unlawful and women bias orders.Tell her to stay strong and GOD GIVES HIS TOUGHEST BATTLES TO HIS STRONGEST WARRIORS. CONTACT US SO THAT WE CAN HELP. ChecK Out our facebook page "Justice 4Mother's"

Other

Comment #: CA5137
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My sister was in tears as this judge removed custody completely with no reason on record.
We are heartbroken. The judge was horribly rude and out right ignored all evidence. She would not even look at it. This judge is suppose to not be biased but it was clear in the cases before us that she doesn't like mothers.
We are forced to file an appeal that will cost us all our savings
Judge unger needs to be off the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5134
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Unger should be "disrobed" and sent to jail for all the crime she has committed in the Solano Court Family Law Circuit!! What a crime to have her sit on the bench and degrade, disrespect and not acknowledge the facts. That's her job....she was sworn in....she took an Oath! May God have mercy on her soul....and may God look after those who step foot into her courtroom. There is power in numbers....everybody needs to speak up against her malicious courtroom behaviours. She is a menace to society!!

Litigant

Comment #: CA5024
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been to JUDGE UNGER'S court a half of dozen times! I'm not a Mom, I am a father. I agree with the Mom's that JUDGE UNGER, is bias against women.
I was upset to see how rude she treated my child's Mom in court. People laughed, and UNGER made her look like a bad mother. She was treating her like she was she was scum, and wouldn't allow her to talk! As a dad, who she is mom of my kid, I was very upset to see UNGER treat her this way. She did not deserve to be yelled at, picked on humiliated and told off. I know dads take UNGERS anger toward women to hurt the ex and kids. I agree MOMS should be treated with respect and not degraded. I was going to file a complaint to see JUDGE act so inappropriate. I ended up settling agreement with ex. UNGER still made fun of her, called her names. If my daughter had been in danger then I would of acted on it...but her Mom is a great mom. I am sickened at the treatment of mom and kids in JUDGE UNGERS COURT>! No way do women deserve this type of treatment anywhere especially COURT OF LAW! YOU GO MOMS ... HADNLE YOUR BUSINESS!

Litigant

Comment #: CA5022
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am a mother who is a victim of Court Licence Abuse. My rights have been stripped and violated. Evidence has shown over and over in Judge Unger courtroom, child welfare has not been her concern. She abuses her position with her enlarged ego that is full of pride, power and poison. Her biased opinions and personal feelings are so apparent but relevant when your rights are violated. This is a family court setting not criminal court. She is very mentally and verbally abusive. The way she handles her fustration and anger in courtroom with no integrity, you would want to get a protected order on her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5019
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Unger is gender biased and prejudice towards mothers. She is very angry, hostle, abusive, impartial and very dangerous. She belittles, degrades, insults, uses negative body gestures (yelling, pointing, rolling her eyes and hitting the bench violently with her hand. A constant pattern of making negative comments to humiliate mother while coaching father. She threatens, bullies, taunt, intimidate, slander, badger and retaliates with or without warning to abuse her authority and to purposely hurt mothers. She crimialize while violating mothers rights, egnoring credible concerns, wont review evidence, witnesses, or allow counsel to speak on mothers behalf or child. This judge denies resolution and entertains conflict. She makes the county alot of money, so some will turn the other cheek. There has been over a dozen attorneys that warn mothers, if you have to appear in her court, she is known to be in favor of father no matter what. Some have advised to hire husband, Mr. Unger to get her removed off your case. Evident of conflict of interest however is obvious. Just think on how unethical it is to know your case is discussed and negotiated between a husband and wife. This judge needs to be fair and not prejudice or personal. Each case is diffrent and should be treated as such, not by gender.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5016
Rating:3.5
Comments:
I am sorry for this young person and encourage him/her to speak to a school teacher, school counselor, school nurse or school principal. If he/she is truly feeling severe anxiety, fear, nervousness or depression, the professional he/she speaks with can make a referral to Children's Protective Services (CPS). If he/she is viewed as a brat or an immature whiner, he/she won't be taken seriously. But if the young person presents sincerely and with heartfelt emotion (not fake tears and whiney drama), CPS may find that the young person is being severely emotionally abused, or find that he/she is a child at risk of endangerment (the weed, the possible drug-dealing that goes with it), and especially--the gun. Be persistent, be firm, be genuine, be strong, be seen as a mature young person with all professionals you encounter. Others have done so and eventually prevailed. -- A lawyer who knows what you're talking about -- and many of us have.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5013
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dear 13 year old,

Your story really brought tears to my eyes. I empathize with you, and know that many people care about you. I know you do not know me, but I can help. I can listen. Please contact me at Marieh0086@gmail.com There is help. sadly our children, in this County, and across America have felt the same way as you. They feel alone, they don't where to turn, and have no trust. Please email me and we can talk further. You hang in there. There is help.
My name is Marie, e-mail Marieh0086@gmail.com

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5012
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I HATE THIS WOMAN!!! im not a parent but im only 13 and she gave my dad 50/50 custody after he barely showed with the company visits or whatever. she doesn't believe my mom and takes his side! she thinks shes lying! my dad has left me and his other kids in cars and hes made ALL of us blow in the breathalizer thing in his car he mean and minupulative and he terrifies me. hes left me in the car alone at night in VALLEJO. I wish I was dead sometimes because I hate having to worry about hime trying to see me. and the cops have been called and I yelled at him and said I hated him and im scared the judge will give him custody and he might hurt me cuz what I said! and all the times he has taken me he either just drives me around or leaves me at his exes house. the worst thing is that ive known what weed was when I was 5 because he ALWAYS smelled like it. ive seen a gun drop out his pants. I don't even tell people im mixed because of him I RESENT being black because of him. I wish he was dead do I don't ever have to worry again

Other

Comment #: CA4989
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After raising my daughter nearly by myself, she was going to make me go to trial to prove why my abusive ex-husband shouldn't get custody of our daughter, even with my restraining order that I had on him.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4961
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Attention, mothers that have been treated unfairly in Judge Unger's courtroom: please contact me, if you have made a post on here, or have been biased against, at: MarieH0086@gmail.com.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4923
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Thank you! Well said! I know that mothers are scared, and have doubts about coming forward. I know that it's hard to stand up for what's right, especially if you don't know what the outcome is going to be. If you feel that Judge Unger violated your rights by being prejudiced against you, then you should start by filing an accurate complaint addressed to the Commissioner on Judicial Performance in California. Be sure to include dates, case numbers, and exactly what happened, and if you have documents, make copies and file them with your complaint. Don't be silent -- if you, or a person that you care about, are being mistreated and have suffered an unlawful loss, submit your written complaint to the Commissioner at this link:

http://www.cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.htm

Other

Comment #: CA4922
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Imagine a parent who has raised their child on their own for over half their life, with minimal help from the other parent. Then imagine the non-custodial parent coming in and taking the primary parent to court, and winning because the judge is biased against a certain gender. Then, you’ve lost almost all of your rights due to the fact that the judge has gender bias. The judge accuses you that somehow you “coached your child," thereby "interfering with the relationship", which many great mothers have been falsely accused of. This is what happened to my loving family member, who is one of the best mothers I have ever seen, and many other parents in the Solano County Family Court with Judge Unger. She refuses to allow equal time, or a chance to testify or to speak in the courtroom. Judge Unger’s attitude in the courtroom is not satisfactory, and she will even yell and talk down to the mothers. The tone of the courtroom, is that the father may speak as much as he wants, and the mother is interrupted constantly. The records are not reviewed, and the verdict is automatically in against the mother, without the judge hearing the actual facts of the case. Any allegation against the mother is allowed in, any facts against the father are dismissed or minimized. This is clear violation of the civil rights of women. There are many other stories just like this one, where Judge Unger has placed a child into an abusive situation. Many mothers have lost custody without any actual evidence, but instead based on allegations, without any substantiation. This judge does not like mothers. She doesn't care what evidence the mom has, nor does she care what the child wants. She only wants the fathers to have the kids. This is a fact: there is gender bias against these mothers, which is witnessed by all in the courtroom. The list goes on and on, with regard to the ill-treatment by Judge Unger of the mothers. You can check out this whole blog for more horrific stories and information from mothers who have had their rights and/or children stripped from them. Something has got to be done regarding this judge and her unfair rulings, and her poor treatment of women. There are mothers on here willing to listen and help. If you have been mistreated, stand up for not only your rights, but the rights of your children, by filing a complaint against Judge Unger. Justice needs to be done for these kids!

http://www.cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.htm

Other

Comment #: CA4833
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Cynthia Riggins Unger does not need to be in family court, making decisions about custody. She is prejudiced, and always favors the dads. She wouldn't look at any of my papers and wouldn't let me speak. She talks down to people, and is extremely rude. My ex moved out-of-state, and it's been over a year with no child support, yet she denies my request to have him pay for travel expenses. I didn't move, he did. She stated that if I don't follow her judgment,
then the children will live with their dad out-of-state. She doesn't have the best interests of the children at heart, and doesn't need to make decisions on who the children live with. She is extremely rude! Solano County needs to get rid of her ASAP.

Other

Comment #: CA4771
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
As a professional who listens day in and day out, I have heard it all. As a professional, I have learned to focus on key issues. When you hear the sad stories every day, a person gets hardened to the situations, especially emotional situations such as occur in family law. I will state that at one time, many years ago, I feel that Judge Cynda Riggins Unger was very compassionate and fair towards the parties involved. I do not feel this way any longer. Over the last several years, she has become very angry and impatient. I have heard people recommend that she receive a physical in order to find out why she is so intemperate. It is clear that she is prejudiced against female litigants. It is recognized in the courthouse that Judge Unger is showing impatience towards women, and not showing impartiality, kindness, and consideration, when it is absolutely necessary. I wish you, the litigants, the best of luck.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4715
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It is awesome to hear that I am not the only one! Come on, ladies -- let's energize one another and file those complaints! Comment below -- you are not alone! Stay encouraged and let's do this!

Litigant

Comment #: CA4714
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I did send off a twenty-page complaint to the Commission on Judicial Performance, 455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 14400, San Francisco, CA 94102. I've got nothing to lose at this point.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4713
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Fight back, if you are really serious and want to help! There are more than you think fighting to help heal hearts -- mothers, children, and even some fathers. Email me at: strongnevenstronger@gmail.com!

Other

Comment #: CA4711
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Help fight to get Judge Unger out of family law! Stand up for yourself, your children, your rights, and your sanity! Did you go into her courtroom, and did she belittle you and speak down to you as though you were a parent that was in the wrong? Did she endanger your child? Remember that saying: "No one will take your child away. Even crackheads don't get their children taken away." You laughed it off, but then you ended up in Judge Unger's courtroom crying tears of disbelief, and with your children gone. What do you do? You become string, and even stronger than ever. I have been in this situation myself, and as a matter of fact my story is on here. I have been fighting, and I have to say that my fighting spirit and positive mindset have gotten me further than I expected. I also know that one or two little voices alone will not help. There are more out there fighting than you think! The more people who fight, the better the results will be. There will be fewer families torn apart, and fewer nights of crying because you have been put in a situation that could have been avoided if Judge Unger were removed from her high horse. I am pretty sure that she has driven us all to the point where we do not care anymore. We will continue to fight until this Hitler of a judge has stepped down!

Other

Comment #: CA4710
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you are willing to act in order to help prevent this judge from showing prejudice against women, file a complaint with the office of the Judicial Commissioner of California. The website is below. Also, contact the people who left email addresses. Don't be afraid, people! Stand up for what's right! She is biased against women and we can change things!

Litigant

Comment #: CA4709
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She removed my daughter from my custody as well. This judge does not like mothers. She doesn't care what evidence the mom has, nor does she care what the child wants. She only wants the fathers to have the kids. She is sick, and needs to be removed from the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4661
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is a matter where Judge Unger is biased against women -- and the lawyers, litigants, and court staff all know this. Her own staff know it. She is ill-tempered, prejudiced against female litigants in her court, and shows prejudgement. This is a problem, and unless people are willing to take the time to complain to the judicial commissioner at the website, nothing will be done. Children will be hurt, women's rights will be violated, and Judge Unger will remain the imperial judge that she is. So everyone on here who has stated that she is biased against women: write to the judicial commissioner! Please! The children involved are counting on you to stand up for what is right. Recently, Judge Unger showed hostility and prejudice towards my friend. If she were a man, she would have had everything that she asked for. It is because she is a woman that she did not receive a fair and equal trial. Write to the judicial commissioner at the website provided! Or contact the people willing to help you on here!

Other

Comment #: CA4501
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have added a website address below on how to file a complaint about a judge. Nothing will be done unless we take the time to do this.

http://cjp.ca.gov/file_a_complaint.html

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4481
Rating:5.1
Comments:
Not quite accurate. Many lawyers do warn their clients about her bias against women. They disqualify her from hearing cases before she ever gets a chance to hear the case. It is very hard to disqualify a judge after she has already heard it. There are strict deadlines about disqualifying a judge. You have to do it within 10 days of learning that she is your judge. If you miss that boat, you've missed your chance to disqualify her. Go see the Code of Civil Procedure, Section 170.6, and do exactly what it says. Write a statement that says: "Pursuant to CCP 170.6, I believe that this judge is prejudiced against me such that I believe that I cannot have a fair hearing. I declare under penalty of perjury this is true and correct." Sign, date, file. This is called a peremptory challenge. It means you don't have to state a reason. You get one free disqualification, without saying why or having to prove anything.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4480
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Recently, I witnessed a case that was tried by Judge Unger. The situation was a custody matter. She was biased, and would not allow the mother to speak. Every time she was explaining her side, with critical information, the judge dismissed it. She wasn't allowed to show, say, or do anything. Judge Unger allowed a 15-minute hearing for the ex to spread lies. The mediators here also have a reputation for bias against a parent. They always choose one to favor, and punish the other. They are rarely impartial, and do not consider the danger when they recommend that the children be subjected to the custody of a convicted criminal. It appeared that Judge Unger punished the mother. Judge Unger's voice was angry. At times she was verbal about being annoyed. She didn't review the facts, based on her questions and general cluelessness. Judge Unger yelled from the bench on numerous occasions. The mother was not allowed to say anything. She was intimidated, as anyone would be. People with a conscience who know that this is going on must share their stories. They have to speak up against such a breach of the law. How can lawyers in good conscience not warn their clients? They know the law better then anyone, they know that she's biased, and yet I haven't seen anyone challenge Judge Unger. Please don't allow it to happen. Something must be done. No one should have to be leaving her courtroom feeling humiliated.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA4427
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Attention last comment: you need to ask that you switch judges, based on bias. You can only do it after one hearing. If she hears the matter again, you will be stuck. Look into this legal code. Everyone here knows that she is rude to women, and has violated civil rights to equal time for women. Judge Unger cuts the women off, refuses to hear and/or review evidence, and is extremely biased. The one comment stating she's fair, is more than likely from a man. Everyone here knows that she is biased against women. If you value your sensitive matter, switch judges now, while you still can. You have one chance to ask that you be switched based on bias. You can ask a local court facilitator or a lawyer the code and form that you need to fill out. Don't be another victim of discrimination by Judge Unger! (Just a friendly warning.)

Other

Comment #: CA4426
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I currently have her as my divorce judge. I had to sit in front of her once, and I'm not impressed, to say the least. I feel that she is biased towards my soon-to-be-ex-husband, even when there is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in place and a Criminal Protective Order, both against him. The divorce is not final yet, unfortunately, so I'm sure there are going to be future encounters with her. Once all is done I'll come back and give a rating -- which I hope will improve from where it stands right now.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4319
Rating:9.8
Comments:
An outstanding judge! Very fair, and makes the government prove their case. Very fair in family law.

Other

Comment #: CA4266
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
We do feel frustration, and we all want the same things. I cannot speak for every one else on here, but I want to see an effective change happen. I have put my email address below so that people can contact me to share their personal accounts. We have a voice and we can do something. It takes time, but in the event those who have been wronged by Judge Unger do contact me, we can discuss it. I encourage all the people who continue to share in this observation and personal accounts of this injustice to contact me. I appreciate all of your comments, and your personal testimonies of what's happened. With sharing your situation with others, it may have already helped people looking at this site. I know it's discouraging to feel that nothing can be done. People do want to do something. You are welcome to write to me at MarieH0086@gmail.com. Please, everyone continue to rate this judge and write comments! Every story helps!

Litigant

Comment #: CA4265
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I read all the comments and remarks about Judge Unger's abuses. I had many hearings and she didn't let me speak. She talked over me and only cared about what my ex had to say. She was overly defensive for my ex and acted like a momma bear against me. She spoke down to me like I was a child. She humiliated me in front of the people in the courtroom. It's hard to do anything when Judge Unger won't let you speak, provide your side, evidence... I've seen people want to know what to do? They say something has to change, but for whatever reason don't do anything. If people had done something, then our kids wouldn't be scared and missing their homes. Our kids would be safe with people who love them. I had a terrible situation where the person who hurt them was given custody of the children. People say it's corrupt, it's bad, it's known by the lawyers, staff, litigants, yet no one does anything, and therefore nothing gets done. I personally don't want to see any more people get hurt, or their children. It's making people feel afraid to come out and say something, and fearful of losing more if they do something. I personally had Judge Unger verbally abuse me, and it's time that a real change happened. My poor babies have been put through enough trauma and for the children there must be something that can be done. Dictators rule with fear and the abuse of power. It's hard to believe we live in America with this stuff happening to our kids. People have 20 minutes for her to listen and then she makes final decisions on what's best for your kids without all the facts. She is biased, angry, has no patience, degrades people, and yet no one has yet done anything.

Other

Comment #: CA4257
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am the proud sister of a wonderful mother of two wonderful children. My sister's very first experience with Judge Unger was at a hearing with her child's father. Judge Unger made rude comments to my sister and accused her of rolling her eyes, which my sister did not; she is the sweetest and kindest person you will ever meet. The judge has made several disrespectful comments to her and continues to compliment and edify her ex-husband. The ex-husband has been able to get everything he has asked for, even though their child continues to be treated horribly by his father. The ex-husband had been gone for half the child's life, partying and doing his own thing. Then he lied and acted like he had always been there for him, even though my sister had the proof, which Judge Unger has refused to view or allow into evidence.

Throughout the year of going back to court because Judge Unger kept rescheduling their conferences, she gave my sister hope that she was going to be different than before. Instead, when it was time for my sister to present her side, Judge Unger interrupted her, made accusations, rendered opinions about what she thought of her, and only allowed the ex-husband to speak and present evidence, which should have never been allowed. Judge Unger harmed my nephew and is allowing him to be harmed by keeping him in an environment which is abusive and unsafe. She took my nephew out of a loving, caring home to place him in a home where he did not feel safe, is not loved and is continuously being punished for months on end because he is unhappy and is acting out, rightfully so.

The court is full of biased mediators who favor one side, mainly the derelict and mentally abusive parents. I witnessed her raise her voice, degrade, disrespect, accuse, and interrogate my little sister who is a wonderful mom. She has never had a chance to show anything because the judge didn't read her declarations. One time there was an off-the-record twenty-minute storm of rage from the bench. I will be contacting marieh0086@gmail. I have set up rallies and I am a Special Needs Advocate. I know the power when people come together to support a cause. My nephew is now doing poorly in school, has low self-esteem, is angry, sleepless, etc., all due to the fact that Judge Unger will not listen to the children's needs. She treats them like they have no rights. Moms going to her court, beware…if she doesn't like you, you will be degraded. She has made many angry rulings, and I personally have seen the damage this judge has done to my own family. I know without a doubt that she has done it to more families and children, some of who may never be able to go back home because the other parent has taken their life.

Please help support me in this cause. If you have had a horrific, bad or unfair ruling by Judge Unger, please stand up for those who cannot do it for themselves. In numbers, we can do anything and make a change for Solano County families and children.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4250
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I hope there is a way to help shed light on what is happening in Solano County. I was a witness in a trial and this judge refused the witness and allowed hearsay evidence. She was in a good mood half of the trial and seemed to be fair. She had a bad situation happen on the break, which she was vocal about before she went on the record. She stated she was upset and called forth the witness. The poor woman had been there on cross it seemed for hours and finally it was her turn. As the expert witness was going to testify, she badgered her representative until he withdrew. The expert witness was very relevant to their side of the case. Judge Unger stated that his expertise was not warranted because the case was not about alleged incidents. The poor woman had 20 minutes to tell her side with no evidence reviewed, no witnesses, and the father's lawyer turning her time into his cross-examination again. It was so sad to see. At the end of it all, the judge based her ruling on what she said the case was not about. She had no concrete evidence at all. Nothing was substantiated, and she made a ruling that the child who had lived with the mother all his life was taken out of their home and placed him with the father. The mother was in shock and mortified. This is especially since it was alleged. There was a biased mediator's report from a county worker that aligned themselves solely with the father. The child was removed from a loving home and placed with a allegedly abusive father whose other half mistreated and didn't like the child. The mother was showing that she co-parented, loved the child, and tried to work with the father. The father degraded her and made terrible comments on the stand. Judge Unger made a decision to uproot a young child with only alleged evidence and did not consider the mother's position. She didn't read her information. She allowed the father's hearsay and not the mother's facts. This has to be stopped. There are enough people who have witnessed her and her bias. As a judge, she is to review all the facts of a case, listen to both sides, and make a impartial decision based on the facts. It has been observed over and over in her court that she mainly listens to one side, and looks for reasons to take their rights away from the mothers. People from her court have seen her when she gets upset -- she makes brash rulings ruled by her emotions. It's been witnessed that she takes her "bad days" out on the mother, which then affects the child. This needs to be looked into.

Other

Comment #: CA4249
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Attention Mothers:
The people coming to this site have had horrible experiences with Judge Unger. They have felt they have been prejudiced against and their children have been terribly affected by her rulings. If you want to ensure that other children are not negatively affected as a result of her favoring a side, then please do what is right. There is power in numbers. Three people have stepped up to do what is right to help make sure it is addressed. I ask you contact me at MarieH0086@gmail.com. I read that women are wondering what to do, how do you do anything? What can we do? Contact me and we can discuss it. I am asking all mothers who have had their cases before her and felt that she was biased to come forward and contact me at this email address. We can make a difference in numbers. We have a chance to make a difference. We must do it for the children, we must do it for the families, we must do it because it is the right thing to do. You can make a difference.

Other

Comment #: CA4228
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If you find yourself wanting to make an effective complaint about a judge's conduct, this is the place to do it at. I will provide you with the web page. I strongly encourage you to file your complaints there in addition to here. Thank you.

http://cjp.ca.gov/complaint_process.htm

I read that mothers were seeking to find out how to bring action. This is the way to do so.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4227
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have experienced a great deal. I would encourage any mother or persons feeling that they have been prejudiced against in Judge Unger's courtroom to contact me at MarieH0086@gmail.com. I am interested. Please contact me to share. I am making myself available. We can make a difference. Sincerely, a mother of two children.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4226
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
As I have read all the complaints against this particular judge, it is clear there have been victims of bias. I ask anyone seeking to make a difference and a change to contact me. I will be available to speak, and perhaps this is our time to truly get a voice in the situation. For me to read that a supporter of Judge Unger's elected position sees that she has been unfair and biased towards women says a lot.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4218
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How can we have Judge "Anger" removed? I watched in horror as she once again removed custody from an abused mom and gave the child to the abusive father. Then told the mother that she would have no visitation unless the father agreed to any. I was sick as I watched that poor mom sobbing as she ran out of the courtroom. Why is this judge on the bench?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4142
Rating:7.3
Comments:
She is widely considered to be pro-men and pro-fathers. Many attorneys DQ her if she is the assigned judge because we realize she will minimize any fault in a father and look at women who are mothers with a hard eye. I fought against the rumors for years, but now I can't ignore what I see and hear. And it's a shame because she is brilliant. I donated money to support Unger for judge and I am saddened by her obvious bias and shabby, disdainful treatment of parties and lawyers.

Other

Comment #: CA3897
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I believe that the seat of power has gone to Judge Unger's head. You can see how she responds to friends who are attorneys. She tends to make up her mind before the case is even discussed. Concern for children is not a main concern during family court matters.

Other

Comment #: CA3730
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It is amazing to me how this judge is allowed to practice law in Family Court. Can you set a court date have people come but only one side of the story, and the side that is heard is the father and only the father. I ask you were is the justice or fairness in this situation? Someone had to look into this, I can understand if it was just one person this happen to, but when I'm getting calls from people (women) who are dealing with Judge Unger telling me that this judge is snatching their children and making a statement "that the child would be better off with the dad" is ridiculous and absurd. At this point I do believe that a full investigation should be in place as soon as possible. No woman should have to be treated like this when it is not warranted. believe me I would be the first if I knew a woman was mistreating her child that the child would be better off with whoever is going to protect them and take care of them, but the insanity this judge is causing some of the woman whom I know from being in her court room is so sad and worse is how hurt the kids are. I beg of anyone to assist the injured woman who have stepped in Judge Unger's courtroom to be made to feel like they don't have a voice because she will not hear them out.

Other

Comment #: CA3391
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After finally escaping an abusive relationship and supporting two kids for 3 years, the father decided he wanted half custody, even though he is an alcoholic, had no address (homeless going from couch to couch of friend's and family's) no phone or way of communicating with him, and no JOB (no income, so no child support), a history of documented domestic violence against the mother in the presence of the children (the mother brought the police reports to court with her and the mediator laughed because they were more than 2 years old) Judge Unger would not even let the mother speak before deciding that it's always best for the children to have as much time with both parents as possible, regardless of the minor details like homelessness and abuse. She even said that it was a good thing he stayed with different people every week, because she said "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, thanks for the advice but I think THEIR MOTHER was doing just fine keeping them sheltered, clothed, educated, happy, and safe. Only to be punished by this irrational, hateful judge who has a clear bias for the fathers in every case, it seems especially so if they are abusive alcoholics. My experience was confirmed by the other reviews I've read.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2850
Rating:1.2
Comments:
she removes children from mothers based on limited information. shes extremely rude and do not let you talk.

Other

Comment #: CA2831
Rating:10.0
Comments:
No regard for childrens rights
Denied mediation process for 2 kids that clearly do not feel safe in their fathers care.The father has a case pending in court for assault on a neighbor causing great bodily injury
The father is very unstable drinks to excess and is verbally and physically abusive to his kids.I was shocked to hear that this judge refused to move the kids out of that abusive unstable situation i did observe the judge and felt that she did do her job however she clearly made the wrong decision despite the wishes of the kids and without regard for their safety

Other

Comment #: CA1701
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I HAVE NEVER SEEN A CHILD BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM A MOTHER WHO IS FIT TO CARE FOR HER SON IN A POSITIVE WAY LIKE I TAKE CARE OF MINE. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THE WAY THIS JUDGE HANDLED THIS CASE NOT EVEN LETTING THE MOTHER SPEAK, SHE ASSUMED THAT THE FATHER WITH ALL HIS SO CALLED EVIDENCE FROM HIS FAMILY MEMBERS NOT ANYTHING FROM CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OR THE CHILDS SCHOOL THAT HE WAS IN ANY IMMEDIATE DANGER LIVING WITH HIS MOTHER. THE ONLY E'TE'SHA'NE WAS TRYING TO DO IS HAVE CONTROL AS TO WHERE HER SON HER SON'S SCHOOL IS LOCATED WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO HIS NEW RESIDENCE. MY QUESTION IS TO THE COURTS IS IF WE ARE STANDING IN THE HALL AND THE JUDGES ASSISTANT COMES OUT AND SAYS WE NEED TO EXCHANGE THE PAPERS TO RETURN TO COURT THEN WHY WAS E'TE'SHA'NE ON GIVING THE SAME PAPERS TO ALLEN LAKE II AS SHE GAVE TO THE COURT WITHOUT ANY WRITTEN STATEMENTS FROM ANYONE AND WHEN ALLEN GAVE E'TE'SHA'NE HIS PAPERS HE DID NOT GIVE COPIES OF HIS WITNESS STATEMENTS SO THEREFORE I BELIEVE HE TRICKED OR BETTER YET LIED TO NOT ONLY THE COURTS, BUT TO E'TE'SHA'NE BY NOT DISCLOSING ALL HIS EVEIDENCE TO THE MOTHER. I BELIEVE THAT A GREAT DISJUSTICE HAS TAKEN PLACE ALL BECAUSE THE JUDGE WAS IN A BAD MOOD EVEN ENTERING THE COURTROOM SAYING FROM HER OWN MOUTH THAT SHE HAD NOT READ THE COMPLAINT BEFORE HER AND THAT SHE WAS JUST PLACING ALLEN III IN HIS FATHERS CUSTODY AS IF IT WAS FOR THE BETTER. NOW ALLEN JR IS REBELLING TO DO HIS HOMEWORK WHERE THE STEPMOTHER FEELS THE NEED TO CALL E'TE'SHA'NE AND TRY AND USE HER A THE BIG BAD WOLF TO HAVE ALLEN III DO HIS HOMEWORK WHEN ASLL HE CAN DO IS CALL HIS MOM AND ASK CAN HE COME HOME NOW. I HOPE THAT THIS BRIGHT DECISION MADE BY THIS IRRATE ENCOMPETENT JUDGE DOES NOT TURN A GOOD YOUNG MAN INTO A RISING BAD YOUNG MAN BECAUSE HE IS REALLY HURT THINKING ITS HIS FAULT AND HE SHOULD BE WITH HIS MOTHER. E'TE'SHA'NE NEVER TRIED TO TAKE ALLEN III FROM HIS DAD SHE JUST NEEDED TO HAVE IN WRITTING FROM THE COURTS THAT SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE AS THE MOTHER OF HER SON TO PROVIDE HIM WITH AN EDUCATION CLOSE TO HER HOME INSTEAD OF PAYING $5 DOLLARS A DAY FIVE DAYS A WEEK FOR TOLL WHEN THAT MONEY COULD BE SPENT ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HER SON. PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING AND REPROCESS THIS CASE PLACING ALLAN III BACK IN THE HOME WHERE HE BELONGS.

SINCERLY,

TRACY WALKER 707 342 2990