Hon. Robin Appel

Judge Appel's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 18 reviews


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2886. witness

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!!!!!!!!!!!


982. witness

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!


5118. other

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.


6925. witness

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.


1363. party to case (with attorney)

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.


8593. party to case (pro se)

mrs robin should not be a judge I will forever hate this woman for destroying my family . I hope god DOESNT HAVE MERCY ON HER FOR RUINING PPLS LIVES


6958. party to case (with attorney)

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.


6996. witness

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.


7065. party to case (with attorney)

Worse ever! Please get her rude ass off the bench as a judge.


7584. other

From my point of view she is by far the most horrible judge! When a good father pays his child support and provides health insurance all her life yet she doesn't allow overnights?! she deprives children of being in their fathers lives! Especially the good fathers out there! Oh and homemade receipts for daycare is legitament in her case. Pathetic. She ruins kids lives! So sad. San Joaquin family court and the mediator is corrupt yes Shelly troop , you!!


7590. other

You can protect the JUSTICE System and oppose obstructions of JUSTICE. Demand JURY TRIALS be provided, TO SWEEP THESE ACTS OF WRONGDOING WITH THE JUSTICE OF THE GRAND JURY. With enough persistence you should be able to obtain a mailing address, email address, and/or fax number for a sitting grand jury in your area. Send your evidence presentment in all possible means, ASAP. Any person that tells you that you do not have the right to present knowledge of WRONGDOING to your district grand jury is acting in contradiction to law, and aiding and abetting, adhering, giving comfort to enemies (and enemy forces, organized crime) of this country and United States. If you have knowledge of what you believe to be wrongdoing/crimes, immediately report that evidence to your nearest grand juries ASAP, and law enforcement, local, state, and federal (district attorney, police, sheriff, state attorney General, FBI, securities and exchange commission, US Marshall service, etc. etc.)


7606. party to case (pro se)

California is littered with liberal judges and at first I thought her fair but realized she's no different. Her findings were poorly written, her judgement weak and the supporting arguments and finds were so poorly written we had to go back to court just so we could get clarification. She only cares about herself and show's no interest in helping the children. This is the reason why Judges should be measured on a performance basis only should be critiqued like all others as well. Horrible job performance! I miss my children, I miss them dearly!


7718. courthouse employee

Today I witness a mother basically bullied by her ex husband. She was unable to state her case and the judge kept acting confused. Then the judge never talked about the abuse case. She was in a rush. I felt bad for the mother you can tell she was nervous.


8457. party to case (pro se)

The rudest and selfish judge ever. She didn't even let me speak, she kept over talking me. Didn't wanna see my proof and dosen't give a crap about what's in the best interest of the child. Pathetic!!!


8699. party to case (pro se)

Judge robin Appel never deserved to be a judge. She destroyed so many families . I don't know how she sleeps at night I hope one day she endures pain the same way she did to me and my kids. This women should be sent to prison for her actions .


8731. party to case (pro se)

This is the most rudest judge i have ever seen! She has no interest in the childs safety nor the other parents disregard to the court order regarding visitation. She did not even want to see or hear my 2 years of evidence with more then enough proof that my child was not in a safe environment. Just amazes me how she can just ruin someones life.......


8739. witness

This woman is a joke ! Like all the other reviews, she is rude as hell!! She makes "orders" but does nothing to the parents that go against her own orders! And States "judges like her love social media" to see the kind of things parents put out there, well maybe she should be fair and look at both parents info out there! She based ONE text msg that was not even to the mother and went unglued and would not look at any evidence to show the child is in danger with the mother. Well, when this child is harmed and she will, I'm going to the news media! Shame on judge Appel...you and your pal mediator have ruined many children's lives!!! And yes, there are some awesome single father's out here! My son is one of them!

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