Hon. Don R. Franchi

Judge Franchi's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 10 reviews

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3727. party to case (pro se)

worst judge ever , believed my wife who came up with fake felony charges against me and did not dismiss fake RO against me


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4650. party to case (pro se)

I WOULDNT GIVE THIS JUDGE HALF A STAR THIS jUDGE SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF AS A JUDGE HE DOESNT HEAR ANY FACTS NOR DOES HE FOLLOW HIS OWN RULINGS ALLOWS CHILDREN TO BE INTERVIEWED BUT DOES HEAR THEM ITS ALL AN ACT HE IS VERY BIAS NO MATTER HOW IT AFFECTS A CHILD EVEN IF IT MEANS ALLOWING A CHILD TO LIVE WITH A PARENT WHO IS HOMELESS HAS NO JOB AND USES NARCOTICS WONT TEST A PERSON BUT ALLOWS THE CHILD TO BE WITH THAT PARENT NO MATTER IF THE PARENT HAS BEEN THRU REHAB HAS A JOB AND A HOUSE CAN PROVIDE BETTER FOR THE CHILD THIS JUDGE IS BIAS BECAUSE THE ONE THAT CAN PROVIDE HAS PROVEN TO BE STABLE AND FOLLOWS ORDERS BUT HAS A DRUG HISTORY BUT IF TESTED THE OTHER PARENT WHO NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE WHO HAS ALTERED COURT DOCUMENTS NEVER FOLLOWED 1 ORDER AND 6 YEARS AFTER BEING TOLD TO DRUG TEST JUDGE STILL GIVES CUSTODY TO THE PARENT AND SAYS WELL WE CANT PROVE HES USING .. WOW REALLY IF YOU CANT TEST MUST BE DIRTY COURTS SAY POLICE SAY AND A PROGRAM(REHAB) ALL CONSIDERING THAT AS A DIRTY BUT THIS JUDGE EVEN ITS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO BE ON CASE .. THIS JUDGE SHOULD BE DISROBED AND HAVE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIS NEGLIGENCE ON MANY LEVELS. there should be a class action suit soon on this judge he is the worst judge faking his duties and not upholding the best of interest of a child just the opposite. He has put my child in fear from her fathers actions and judge made it worse when talking with child he d he didnt even care to ask anything to help my daughter her wants or what really goes on


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4165. party to case (pro se)

This judge seems to believe women can do no wrong. He is horrible and does NOT want to be bothered with facts or hear real testimony. He makes up his mind based on his own prejudice. He is a joke.


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4655. party to case (pro se)

Judge franchi is the worst judge on the planet, he should be disbarred. He constantly favors women & female counsel....and makes disgusting comments with sexual connotations in open court. How do we allow sick sociopaths like this on the bench...he should be ashamed to call him self a judge, or a husband. Franchi ruins family's, and makes jokes about it.....boo this man!


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4909. party to case (with attorney)

A negative star seems appropriate in this judge's case. He did not want to read or understand a suggestion made by one of the mediators in his own courthouse in regards to the best interest of my child. He is VERY DAD BIASED and should be penalized for not hearing all the details of a custody/visitation case before he decided to rule in favor of a father. I suggest if your case gets assigned to him, you file a document to change the judge. I am very disappointed and am sure my child will pay the price for this guys biased/BAD ruling!


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5509. party to case (with attorney)

Anyone who voluntarily appears before this nut-job has rocks in their head. I interviewed eight lawyers before I found one that would represent me in this idiot's courtroom. No decent attorney will litigate before him because he is snide, arrogant, rude and literally makes up the law as he goes along. Don Franchi constantly gets disqualified under 170.6 and has even been recently removed from a case under 170.1. For those of you unfamiliar with 170.1, look it up. The cold truth is Franchi was elected on an absolute fluke, was a marginal lawyer at best and an absolute disaster as a judge. It is clear the Presiding Judge is going to leave him on the family law bench because he's not capable of hearing complex civil litigation cases. Therefore, families and children are left to deal with this pompous ass, who not only lets cases go on for years, but ENCOURAGES litigation. The family law bar in San Mateo County is famous for attorneys who suck estates dry with a stream of pointless, protracted tactics and Franchi just sits there and lets one side or both bleed to death. The entire system in San Mateo County is blindingly corrupt, but this judge is the mud-sucker at the bottom of the septic tank. Good luck getting him removed, it is almost impossible to unseat a judge in this county. Beware, be you man or woman, your life will be ruined by this horrible excuse for a judge.


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4649. party to case (pro se)

I WOULDNT GIVE THIS JUDGE HALF A STAR THIS jUDGE SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF AS A JUDGE HE DOESNT HEAR ANY FACTS NOR DOES HE FOLLOW HIS OWN RULINGS ALLOWS CHILDREN TO BE INTERVIEWED BUT DOES HEAR THEM ITS ALL AN ACT HE IS VERY BIAS NO MATTER HOW IT AFFECTS A CHILD EVEN IF IT MEANS ALLOWING A CHILD TO LIVE WITH A PARENT WHO IS HOMELESS HAS NO JOB AND USES NARCOTICS WONT TEST A PERSON BUT ALLOWS THE CHILD TO BE WITH THAT PARENT NO MATTER IF THE PARENT HAS BEEN THRU REHAB HAS A JOB AND A HOUSE CAN PROVIDE BETTER FOR THE CHILD THIS JUDGE IS BIAS BECAUSE THE ONE THAT CAN PROVIDE HAS PROVEN TO BE STABLE AND FOLLOWS ORDERS BUT HAS A DRUG HISTORY BUT IF TESTED THE OTHER PARENT WHO NOT ABLE TO PROVIDE WHO HAS ALTERED COURT DOCUMENTS NEVER FOLLOWED 1 ORDER AND 6 YEARS AFTER BEING TOLD TO DRUG TEST JUDGE STILL GIVES CUSTODY TO THE PARENT AND SAYS WELL WE CANT PROVE HES USING .. WOW REALLY IF YOU CANT TEST MUST BE DIRTY COURTS SAY POLICE SAY AND A PROGRAM(REHAB) ALL CONSIDERING THAT AS A DIRTY BUT THIS JUDGE EVEN ITS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO BE ON CASE .. THIS JUDGE SHOULD BE DISROBED AND HAVE LAWSUITS AGAINST HIS NEGLIGENCE ON MANY LEVELS. there should be a class action suit soon on this judge he is the worst judge faking his duties and not upholding the best of interest of a child just the opposite. He has put my child in fear from her fathers actions and judge made it worse when talking with child he d he didnt even care to ask anything to help my daughter her wants or what really goes on


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6177. party to case (pro se)

Horrible judge. Just like the other reviews say, this guy is a joke. Does not even bother to read or accept your evidence to support your arguments. He is very cut and dry and is very biased. Cuts you off and makes his decisions without even bothering to take time to look at the case, like I said, wouldn't even accept your supporting documents. You can come in prepared with all your stuff and he won't bother to even accept it. He's too lazy to even look into the case but he makes decisions that aren't in the child's best interest. How can you be a judge but you don't even look into the case? He appears to side with mothers over fathers instead of actually looking into the case and seeing the backgrounds of both parties. If your case is in his hands, prepare for the worst. A parent who is clearly in the wrong can walk away getting their way all because this judge doesn't bother to look into the case and give you a chance to present your side of the case


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6303. party to case (pro se)

Soooo, where do I start??? This judge is real good at pretending he is partial, he had me fooled in the beginning, then the biases begin...he doesn't favor specific father or mother. He favors attorneys vs. pro per. (In my case) First mother could not afford an attorney after first 3 months and $8k retainer washed up. cleaned my savings. This case dragged on for 9 months. First, mother could not afford paying attorney which she would have never needed if father didn't cut his own child support, he never took his custody that he fought so hard for for 4 years (just to reduce payments) falsified his income and expense reports, made mother to give back money by writing checks to mother then making her pay him back in cash. Traveling all over with his girlfriend and purchasing cars a house and warriors tx for all the playoff games. You would think this is a slam dunk for mom right? Wrong. Why? because father happened to work for same county as judge in same building. High paid Attorney (father was able to afford) was also a favorite of the judge. Well me going against a judge and attorney didn't seem to concern me because of all the evidence I had. Joke! The honorable judge ignored and dismissed everything the mediator suggested and gave father 50% more than mediator told him to give, he deny request for everything mother asked and approved everything after asked, thank God he didn't ask cut my arm off. He knew exactly what he was doing and it was so blatant. Yes I have documented and filed everything and am requesting new judge out of his jurisdiction. He sucks, never once mentions child's well being. Yanked her right out of the only home he's known. Disgusting man, don't know how he sleeps at night.


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6474. party to case (pro se)

This judge does not seem to review cases prior to hearing. He mostly listens to petitioners' sides without considering the side of respondents. He seems to have made his decisions prior to actually hearing the case. He seems to allow his prior relationships with the younger attorneys to influence his rulings, And why is he laughing at every one, He may be having fun determining strangers' fates, but our lives are not jokes! Please wipe that smirk off of your face and honor us, Your Honor.


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