It was 2017 when Judge Vanessa Zecher told Tracy Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury that she was not biased in the Sierra La Mar Missing Person case. Such response is not unusual coming from a judge with absolute immunity.
Absolute immunity means you will never win if you sue a judge, for anything, unless the judge has committed a crime. Then the crime- fraud exception could apply, but rarely does as few duly elected district attorneys prosecute their fellow lawyers, or judges. In return few and fewer judges are reporting attorneys to the state bar as Cannon 3D2 of the Code of Judicial ethics now makes mandatory.
400 judicial disqualification motions audited and cross referenced with data scrapers found data to show that less than 1% of the disqualification motions are granted, A poll of over 5000 family law attorneys note they believe judges to be biased or embroiled in nearly every case where they preside, except in high conflict cases, or a case involving a pro per, where one side has an attorney, and the other does not.
Judge Phone Records, Crypto & Social Media Accounts
Before social media, and before Drew Perkins invested the dial up to the internet and threw a brick threw a window of his wife's car, while his children were strapped in the back of the car in their car seats, it was easy for judges to claim they were not biased. Litigants would have no way of knowing the circles the judges ran in and how it would impact a case.
In 2021 the Wall Street Journal published an article that cross referenced court dockets and judge financial disclosures and found judges had more secrets than the law said they could. When contacted by reporters, the judges denied the conflicts in federal matters existed.
Over the last 10 years, social media and advances in technology have led to journalists, members of the public, and citizen journalists finding out more about the judge in their cases and the systemic issues related to judges refusing to recuse from a case, and refusing to refer lawyers to the district attorney, or Attorney General , when the judge, and anyone aware of the facts, know an attorney has committed a crime. Such reporting is mandatory under Canon 3D2 of California's Code of Judicial Ethics.
In claiming she was not biased. Judge Zecher, and others like her, forgot about the images and bias projected on her social media and online footprint. On Facebook Judge Zecher is friends with lawyers, nurses from Kaiser, teachers from Saratoga High, and CEOs in Los Gatos, none of whom are ever disclosed on the record in the criminal or family law matters where she presided.
California and federal law requires a judge to make social, professional and financial disclosures., yet they never do. So, the lawyers who appear before Judge Zecher in San Jose, and the parents whose children go to Saratoga, or Presentation High. may be besties with a judge, and only a party without a lawyer would be denied of knowing those material facts.
Judge Zecher is not only concealing her natural bias and prejudice, she, like most judges. deny they exists. When Judge Zecher told the Mercury she was not biased, that was a sign that she is.
Bias is mostly subliminal. It may occur simply when we hear information, rumors or opinions from someone we trust. Vanessa Zecher grew up as a child of judges. She married a judge, and later divorced him. So, if the trust with her own husband was lost, how can she be trusted to recuse when she should ? How can the public she serves ever trust or believe her.
Judges have a duty to disclose, and weigh the parties, lawyers, and issues in a case when considering recusal. If a person aware of the undisclosed facts would have a reasonable doubt that she could be fair, the law requires her to recuse..
Private Judge Vanessa Zecher Disqualified in Case with Bradford Baugh
While she was still and attorney, Vanessa Zecher acted as a private judge. She was disqualified by Bill Dresser in a divorce case involving former Santa Clara County Prosecutor Alan Nudelman who was known for illegally recording hearings to get a jump on the court reporter, as he demanded his wife, Pamela, work for free as his secretary at night typing up the transcripts before the criminal defense attorney could get a copy. This gave prosecutor Nudelman an unfair advantage and denied the criminal defense team , and their client, due process.
Alan Nudelman and his co- counsel, Brad Baugh, had his former wife evaluated by a vocational examiner , Tim Harper, who drove around the San Jose Country Club in a Ferrari while his wife was slaving away and working two jobs and pushing his fat ass around in a wheel chair , while she also had to work for Brad Baugh, Bill Dok, Leah Amini , Valerie Tarvin, Jim Butera, Valerie Houghton, Chris Gill, Analyse Dok, and Liz Goodly, while they knew her husband was hiding all his money so she would never leave him.
Alan Nudelman Successor Jeff Rosen Indicted for Conspiring to Stealing From Women, Seniors and Children Victims of Domestic Violence in Ukraine
In the days following Russian invasion in Ukraine, as Donald Trump's January 6th lawyer, John Eastman is investigated by the bar, Alan Nudelman is reportedly representing the daughter of private judge Joseph Irwin in a DUI case in San Joaquin Valley.
Alan Nudelman remains close to the legal community benefiting from private judge schemes where he personally benefited having had James Cox and Nat Hales act as private judges in his own personal divorce case where he continues to derive benefit from being represented by Brad Baugh .
Brad Baugh Connection to LA Team Con through Christopher Melcher and Mark Geragos
Brad Baugh who went inactive at the state bar in 2019 is part of a group of divorce lawyers working a ghost lawyer and private judge scheme that reaches into the depths of Hollywood divorce cases up through Silicon Valley and an elite and exclusive club known as " The Family" , an upscale all male club is connected to old newspaper men, powerful lawyers and judges under investigation for human trafficking, money laundering and sex slavery involving clients of Christopher Melcher.
Judge Mary Ann Grilli, Brenda Penny, and JAMS private judge Reva Goetz Conservatorship SCAMS
Judge Mary Ann Grilli oversaw thousands of probate , divorce and conservatorships in Santa Clara County. She retired in 2017, and got a divorce before private judge Sharon Roper, who works as a "Real Estate " Settlement Officer and private judge whom taxpayers pay. As a retired judge, Grilli has been connecting with Judge Penny and Reva Goetz as part of a conservatorship scam connect to high asset divorce and probate cases.
Robert Temmerman is a Los Gatos based probate attorney who was suspected to be involved in a real estate scam involving Robert Moles, Intero Real Estate President and Chairman of the Board, who was involved in his own divorce before JAMS private judge Catherine Gallagher during the pandemic.
Catherine Gallagher is the former wife of Judge William Danser , a judge indicted , disbarred and stripped of his pension for rigging traffic court cases with Los Gatos police officers.
Now 20 years later, his wife, Catherine Gallagher, is being investigated for rigging divorce cases with public court judges and lawyers who bring hefty fees and profits to JAMS arbitration, mediation and private judge cases in high asset divorces where the innocent spouses are being left in the dark about the conflicts and financial interests of the judges and arbitrators overseeing there cases. At the subject of all such cases, real estate fraud and child abuse are concealed and covered up with the help of the local district attorney.