This judge is by far the rudest judge I ever witnessed. If I didn't see it first hand I would not have believed my friend who asked me to support her in court by just appearing and watching. WOW! What can I say, she should not have been re-elected! I feel bad to the Mothers who have dirty ex's that are abusive because obviously Judge Appel has never been in an abusive relationship and has no clue what the real world is. Judge Appel, not everyone had a perfect story book life! Protect these women and children from these men, it is your job and obligation!!!!!!!!!!!
The Judge is the Rudest, least Respectful authoritative figure I have ever witnessed. She Rolls Her EYES, she yells at people. She is a sorry excuse for a trial court anything. She also favors the MEN, and is plain and simply NOT FOR CHILD PROTECTION!
Honorable Appel is fair and to the point. She has been straight forward, patient and even listens to those without an attorney and tries to explain their situation to them. You will not pull the wool over her eyes for sure. Very well rounded Judge.
Judge Appel has earned her title as judge. She is well respected on the San Joaquin County bench as a family law judge. Appel has no bias whatsoever, I have seen her check litigants who try and play victim with the court. I have seen Appel put a litigant in their place when they try and abuse the family court system.
This judge has proven to be impatient, short tempered and non interested in the children that she is there to protect. She has proven to allow parents to abuse the judicial system by not making the parents abide by the court orders. She treats the violations as a slap on the hand instead of reprimanding them for their poor choices. Not taking into consideration how her decisions as a judge affect the children. The orders are put in place for a reason, to protect both parties. This judge is a joke! I want to see her removed! If it was up to me she wouldn't get one star, but because I have to select something im giving her one star.
Judge Robin Appel and mediator Shelly Troop were to protect and mediate between myself and my ex husband who was a Stockton Police Officer at the time for visitation of our two children. I knew the abuse I suffered during our marriage wouldn't matter when it came to our children and time with their father but Shelly Troop made sure he was given all of his days off with his kids which only left me with 50% of mine when I had primary custody. When I asked her why he was given such favoritism I was told maybe I should become a Police Officer. A year later while in my ex husbands custody he beat my daughter leaving her black and blue on her 6th birthday. He was arrested and plead no contest in Lodi Criminal Court case #LM027039A. He was only sentenced to 45 days, anger management and parenting classes which even the Judge felt he needed to be sentenced to more time. To add insult to injury he was put on paid administrative duty by the Stockton Police Department while serving his 45 days of HOUSE ARREST since they didn't feel they could secure his safety in jail. Funny since my daughter wasn't safe with him. He was ordered to 7 years of no contact with my daughter (the victim). He kept his job after sitting in his house on paid vacation for 45 days and immediately petitioned Stockton Family Court (Judge Appel) to lift the 7 year no contact order from Lodi Criminal Court. She granted it. I was dumb founded. I ended up moving my kids 3000 miles away to limit his access to them and kept my daughter in therapy as she dealt with the effects of the attack from her father. I now have discovered he had the charges expunged in 2006 (he was convicted in 2003). The emotional scars left on my daughter are still there but he is free and clear of anything and between the criminal and family court ridiculous injustice for my daughter they have kept her a victim and him an abusive misogynist. Congratulations. The should all be held accountable for their part in the children's lives they have had a negative and/or detrimental result due to their rulings and pre judgements of parents trying to protect their children BEFORE they are damaged by abusive parents.
I am fearful for my daughter. She has PSTD and her soon to be x has been harrassing her, verbally and emotionally abusing her. Threw her against the wall recently when she came to visit their 8 yr old as he wanted her out of the house. The a abuse charges against him were dropped. He recently went to court to have sole custody of their daughter. The mediator granted his request and gave my daughter 2 hr of visitation a week. I don't know where he gets his facts from, but he persuaded the mediator my daughter was unfit. If he continues this way and judge Appell grants this type of visitation, I'm afraid my daughter will collapse. She has been trying to find a permanent place to live she can afford, she's looking for work. He plays on her PSTD by harrassing her through calls and texts. He really just doesn't want to pay child support or spousal support. He lies to get what he wants and doesn't care if she gets hurt. He left her. I pray this judge sees through his lies.