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.