Attorney Joseph Barr of San Diego was involved in a case where Judge Randa Trapp is being appealed. See http://randatrapp.blogspot.com/2012/10/judge-randa is a great to know about San Diego Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp.
To keep it simple, Judge Trapp rose from the ranks of nothing and is now a nothing judge. Not to be mean, but she has the highest reversal rate in San Diego, been shifted in a few years from family court, to criminal court, and sits hearing civil cases. Not a single good review of Judge Trapp exists.
She fails to articulate any legal reasoning in complex cases, forces parties to appeal, and shows obvious bias before the jury by shaking hands with witnesses for one side, but being harsh on the plaintiff's counsel. Judge Randa Trapp is a danger to the community where you stand a better chance getting justice on a coin toss than with a total *** the Court of Appeals has repeatedly been forced to reverse her more than half the time.