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!
#2 party to a case represented by an attorneyFriday, August 16, 2013 - 16:36
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.
#3 attorney in private non-profit practiceWednesday, May 14, 2014 - 14:34
This judge is a JOKE! She does not care for the child it's all about giving custody to a Drug Addict and an Alcoholic. As a mother I have tried a number of times to show her how my ex is not a sufficient father as he is always drunk or high, but she just does not see it and does not agree to taking a child away from a crack head as it's not her Child. She would think twice if it was her own child in place of mine. She needs to stop being self centered and think what is best for the child.
#4 litigant appearing pro seWednesday, June 4, 2014 - 04:27
This judge frauds paperwork, sets up ex-parte communications absent disclosure to each party, and her best friend is the main mediator she uses, Mrs. Shelly Troop. Troops personal email address is something to the effects of analretentive@C..Cast.net. I ask you.........would you want some bias, anal retentive (by her own sentiments) personality disordered broad deciding the future of your kids?Especially when she is so bias, and openly says she can do whatever she wants! Her husband Andy went into the hospital for an emergency due to heart attack, wouldn't you know that Judge Appel took the remainder of the day off to rush to the hospital at the side of his wife,and her best confidant/friend! I believe ladies that is an issue that should be disclosed to the litigants prior to any case being heard. The fact that you are "BFF's" should be openly told to each participant in and prior to each hearing for constant! Not to do so is a violation of law!!!! But who is going to stop them???? Not them! KNOW THAT!
And for the commenter above that claims she treats everyone a "fair", speak for your self lady, she is UNFAIR, UNREAL, NOT FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN, and breaks the laws and rules of court to suit her need and whim. This judge needs to be reclused for all future cases in her jurisdiction, for falsifying documentation in more than one occasion in multiple cases. She has her staff lie, and has committed fraud in at least two cases I know of! This judge is unreal! she scrutinizes one party in favor of another when she gets caught being WRONG! I realize no one likes to be told they are wrong, but she is human, she is NOT ALWAYS RIGHT!!! She needs to get back to her roots and start worrying about child safety.
Finally, all judges are being trained incorrectly in the short week of judicial training they undergo in Monterey county judge school. They are being trained in a bias against women manner, in cases where a mother brings forwards abuse allegations. Each new judge and commissioner is required to undergo x=amount of hours of new judge training. In these classes they are trained to be suspicious of WOMEN who bring forward abuse allegations in a child custody war or divorce. Because they are told to be absolutely sure she is not being bitter because the hubby moved on. Well to that I have to say that, if a couple have been apart for greater than a year..... likely she doesn't care what or who he is doing as long as her child is SAFE! And often when divorce comes into effect, children are more apt to disclose abuse based upon the fact that they feel more comfort having two homes and getting to spend time away from and out of the abusers home. It gives them a time to see how a real functioning family is supposed to be, and then they begin to realize that there is a problem at home. Majority of children may know it is wrong, but don't know who to tell or how to tell them. Its not that easy to do, especially if your a scared say 3-4-5-or 6 year old. Then if the abuse has been consistent there whole life, they think it is normal and don't even know its wrong. So, come on Robin Appel, get with the program...... What happened to you and your ways of old? This judge as a commissioner was a person who would rip a kid right out of a home if she had even a suspicion of abuse! Now, its like pulling teeth out of a lion's mouth, good luck!
Finally, this judge DOES HAVE A PROBLEM with containing her expressions in court! She doesn't always let a proper litigant have there say in court and will not help them when they are up against a licensed attorney! She makes too many decisions on personal or other party statements and or assumptions! If she likes you, she doesn’t require proof be supplied by that party to get an order even to take your baby away! If she doesn’t she will straight screw you, and avoid the obvious at all cost! MOODY, DIFFICULT, RUDE and UNLAWFUL! These are the only words that come to my mind regarding Judge Appel of San Joaquin County. Get Right or Go Home Judge Appel! YOU SUCK! contact me at email@example.com for support in your case......
#5 litigant appearing pro seTuesday, July 1, 2014 - 18:11
her highness, has been the judge on my case since 2010, i have been to court several times and i am always ruled against. I did what my court order says and i gave my ex the 30 days notice of my plan to move out of state, he waits 2 days before my move to file injuction against me. Ive been battling her ever since as well as shelly troop her partner in crime. In mediation shelly gave me only 5 min to talk which only covered 1 isssue with my ex while my ex got to talk for over an hr to her. in court i never get to say anything to the judge, but he has. I moved out of state to better my kids lives, and now these lives with there father are bad, he doesnt spend time with them, he ignores them when they fight, doesnt help with homework and both my kids are failing but bc of ca law and only being alloweed to be held back one time my youngest is now pushed to 2nd grade and nowhere near ready, and top it off i just found out today that he has gunes that are not locked up and my girls can reach these guns, and i can bet my life these guns are not registered.i have them for summer, doing evaluations on both, my youngest has adhd, a learning disability and speech probelms but there father refuses to admit it nor get her help so while she gets further and further behind all i can do is sit back and watch and file one court document after another while she still rules in his favor, have i mentioned he has issues with alcohol and drugs, and both girls have been seriously hurt bc of his lack of keeping an on eye them, this is only a tip of the ice of whats going on, and how do i get her off my case and get a new judge? she needs to be fired now!!