The Honorable Jayne C. Lee

San Joaquin County Superior Court, Department 3B

Biography

The Hon. Jayne C. Lee is a judge for the San Joaquin County Superior Court in California. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019. At the time, she filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Stephen Scott (Ret.).

She is a registered Democrat.

Judge Lee received her B.A. from Yale University in 1986. She went on to earn a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 1991 and a J.S.M. from Stanford Law School in 1993.

After graduating from law school, Lee began her legal career as a lecturer (1991 to 1993) and legal consultant (1993 to 1995) at Stanford Law School.

In 1995, she joined the law firm of Lieff, Cabraser, and Heimann, where she practiced as an associate for one year. She worked as a deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 1996 to 2002 and a contract attorney from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, Lee joined the Alameda County Superior Court as a legal research attorney. She would hold that position until becoming a judge pro tem and supervising probate attorney with the San Joaquin County Superior Court in 2015. Three years later, Lee was selected to serve as a court commissioner of the Superior Court in San Joaquin County. She would remain in that capacity until her appointment to the bench.

Lee taught as an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University School of law from 2004 to 2005 and also taught at Stanford Law School.

While on the Superior Court, Judge Lee has presided in the Traffic and Small Claims Divisions.

Her committee memberships have included the Center for Judicial Education and Research Mental Health Education Committee, the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estate Section of the State Bar of California, and the Probate and Mental Health Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Jayne C. Lee

  • JEFF KELLER ET AL. VS STOCKTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Oct 20, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiffs (Jeff Keller, Adrienne Machado, Dean Marolla-Turner and Harjinder Mattu) have filed a Complaint with two causes of action: 1) Age Discrimination in Violation of Cal Gov’t Code section 12940; and 2) Failure to prevent age discrimination in violation of Cal Gov’t Code section 12940(k).

    Def...

  • LANISHA GANSAH VS S & S AUTO SALES, INC.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Defendant’s Motion to Compel Attendance and Production of Documents at Deposition to be heard on 10/21/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept 10C is CONTINUED to be heard together with Plaintiff’s Counsel’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel set for 11/20/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C. No appearance is necessary on 10/21/20 at...

  • DIGNITY HEALTH MEDICAL FOUNDATION ET AL. VS RITA CABALES

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This is an appeal from an Order, Decision or Award of the Labor Commissioner [“Order”] issued on July 1, 2020. In the Order, the Labor Commissioner ordered that Defendant shall pay Plaintiff $39.46 for unpaid rest period premium wages, $5.75 for interest under Labor Code section 98.1(c), 1194.2, and/or 28...

  • ANTHONY SMITH VS CF UNITED LLC ET AL.

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    We are in the middle of an unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic. This unprecedented public health crisis has created immense challenges for the legal system. In response to this pandemic, the Governor of California and the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court have issued orders allowing courts...

  • JUAN LIMON GONZALEZ VS PEDRO OROPEZA

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This case arose from an injury sustained by Plaintiff, Juan Limon Gonzalez, while he was allegedly employed by Defendant, Pedro Oropeza, in the clean-up/remodel of a home owned by Defendant. Plaintiff claims that he was employed by Defendant when he was injured working on Defendant’s house, and Defendant ...

  • FIA CARD SERVICES NA VS. TIEN TRAN

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Notice of Renewal of judgement filed by Fia Card Services and Motion to vacate renewal of judgment:
    Parties to appear remotely.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    To conduct a remote appearance, follow the instructions below. There is a dedicated conference bridge lines for...

  • MONIQUE ZE VS AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. DBA ORION LENDING ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The hearing on Defendant’s Demurrer set for 10/14/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C is DROPPED. No appearance is necessary. The parties have informed the court that an amended complaint is going to be filed. The court urges the parties to inform the court earlier than the day before if a motion is going to be ...

  • DORIS BERGMAN VS FRANK ZIMMERMANN ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Motion to file Third Amended Complaint

    Plaintiff Doris Bergman has filed a Motion to File a Third Amended Complaint. This Court finds that it would be an abuse of discretion to deny the Plaintiff’s motion to file the TAC where there has been an insufficient showing of prejudice to the Defendant. ...

  • PATRICK CRAIG, AS TRUSTEE VS CITY OF STOCKTON, ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This court, on its own motion, continues the Motions for Leave to File First Amended Complaint set for October 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM to November 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C for further briefing. The CMC is also continued. No appearance is necessary on 10/15/2020.

    Plaintiffs may file a responsive...

  • CITIBANK, N.A. VS TONY BLASE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Citibank, N.A.’s Unopposed Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:

    Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electronically by 1:30 p.m. the day befo...

  • PATRICK CRAIG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE PATRICK D. CRAIG AND KATHRYN A.CRAIG REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST VS CITY OF STOCKTON, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This court, on its own motion, continues the Motions for Leave to File First Amended Complaint set for October 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM to November 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C for further briefing. The CMC is also continued. No appearance is necessary on 10/15/2020.

    Plaintiffs may file a responsive...

  • PORTFOLI RECOVEERY ASSOCIATES, LLC VS DANIELLE MIKAIO

    Oct 09, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff’s Unopposed Motion for Order that Matters in Request for Admission of Truth of Facts be Admitted is GRANTED.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:

    Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electro...

  • GARY R. WISNER, M.D. ET AL. VS FIRST HEALTH GROUP CORP. ET AL.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    DEFENDANTS' DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    Two stories collide. In one story, Dr. Gary Wisner is a hero advocating for the proper care of his patients against Defendants who are restricting his patients’ access to healthcare. In the other story, he is a villain, terminated by the ...

  • HARTFORD UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY, A CORPORATION VS BRENDEN GILL ET AL.

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company’s Unopposed Motion to File Second Amended Complaint is GRANTED. Plaintiff is to file its Second Amended Complaint within 30 days of service of this ruling.

    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312 (a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1...

  • DOUGLAS CASTANEDA, JR. ET AL. VS LINDA PRICE

    Oct 02, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Defendant Linda Price’s Unopposed Motion to compel Plaintiffs’ responses is GRANTED. Plaintiffs Douglas Castaneda Jr. & Edith Cestony are ORDERED to serve responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One, without objection, and responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, without objection, within 30 days aft...

  • JONI NUNES VS VANTAGE TRANSPORTS, INC. ET AL.

    Oct 02, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Nunes v. Bestcare Express 17-2120 Motion to Strike Costs

    Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 639, the Court on its own motion finds: (1) that resolution of the pending motion requires the review and examination of a long record or account and resolution of numerous objections thereto; (2) that ex...

  • BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. VS JASKIRAT SINGH

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Bank of America's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED. Plaintiff is entitled to have judgment entered agains Defendant Jaskirat Singh in the amount of 6628.67 and costs of 290 for a total of 6918.67.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contest...

  • SHINESHA COVINGTON ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF, ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ET AL. VS MUNGER FARMS LLC ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, Service Payments, and Entering of Final Judgment is GRANTED.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:

    Tentative rul...

  • ANTHONY SMITH VS CF UNITED LLC ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Smith v. CF United LLC 19-8349 Motion for Attorneys Fees & Costs under CCP 1281.99 Continuance

    The matter is continued to 10/20/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C for the parties to provide supplemental briefing on the issue of this Court’s jurisdiction over the matter. First, is this arbitration governed...

  • BEATA ZANONE ET AL. VS BERBERIAN EUROPEAN MOTORS, LLC ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Defendant’s Motion to Vacate or Modify Judgment set for 10/6/20 is continued to 10/28/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C to be heard together with Plaintiff’s Motion to Vacate or Modify Judgment. No appearance is necessary on 10/6/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

  • FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC ET AL. VS MATTHEW POTKONJAK ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Ford Motor Credit Company's Unopposed Application for Writ of Possession is GRANTED. Plaintiff to submit proposed order.

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:
    Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electronically by 1:30 p.m. the day before the hear...

  • VERNON MCKINNEY ET AL. VS RAVI SANWAL AND MANITA SANWAL

    Sep 28, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiffs, Vernon McKinney, Theresa Hillman, Brittani Silva, Keianna Golson, MaryAnn Tellez, and Diana Weber-Clark, filed a motion for summary adjudication of their First Cause of Action for violation of Civil Code, section 1942.4 and their Fifth Cause of Action for declaratory relief and damages relating...

  • RANDALL CUNNINGHAM VS MCKENIZIE CRAWFORD ET AL.

    Sep 28, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The Demurrer and the Motion to Strike set for 10/1/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C are dropped based upon the Stipulation and Order signed on 9/24/20. No appearance is necessary on 10/1/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C.

    ...

  • JOHN K. MCCOY VS MARK ALVIS GARIBALDI-A LICENSED CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE BROKER

    Sep 28, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The Defendant Mark Garibaldi’s Demurrer to the Plaintiff John McCoy’s Fourth Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. Defendant’s Small Claims Action in CV-2019-7156 is to be reset for hearing in Dept. 3A.

    Defendant files this Demurrer to the Plaintiff’s Fourth Amended Complaint, arg...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Jayne C. Lee

  • JEFF KELLER ET AL. VS STOCKTON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

    Oct 20, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiffs (Jeff Keller, Adrienne Machado, Dean Marolla-Turner and Harjinder Mattu) have filed a Complaint with two causes of action: 1) Age Discrimination in Violation of Cal Gov’t Code section 12940; and 2) Failure to prevent age discrimination in violation of Cal Gov’t Code section 12940(k).

    Def...

  • LANISHA GANSAH VS S & S AUTO SALES, INC.

    Oct 20, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Defendant’s Motion to Compel Attendance and Production of Documents at Deposition to be heard on 10/21/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept 10C is CONTINUED to be heard together with Plaintiff’s Counsel’s Motion to be Relieved as Counsel set for 11/20/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C. No appearance is necessary on 10/21/20 at...

  • DIGNITY HEALTH MEDICAL FOUNDATION ET AL. VS RITA CABALES

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This is an appeal from an Order, Decision or Award of the Labor Commissioner [“Order”] issued on July 1, 2020. In the Order, the Labor Commissioner ordered that Defendant shall pay Plaintiff $39.46 for unpaid rest period premium wages, $5.75 for interest under Labor Code section 98.1(c), 1194.2, and/or 28...

  • ANTHONY SMITH VS CF UNITED LLC ET AL.

    Oct 19, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    We are in the middle of an unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic. This unprecedented public health crisis has created immense challenges for the legal system. In response to this pandemic, the Governor of California and the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court have issued orders allowing courts...

  • JUAN LIMON GONZALEZ VS PEDRO OROPEZA

    Oct 15, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This case arose from an injury sustained by Plaintiff, Juan Limon Gonzalez, while he was allegedly employed by Defendant, Pedro Oropeza, in the clean-up/remodel of a home owned by Defendant. Plaintiff claims that he was employed by Defendant when he was injured working on Defendant’s house, and Defendant ...

  • FIA CARD SERVICES NA VS. TIEN TRAN

    Oct 14, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Notice of Renewal of judgement filed by Fia Card Services and Motion to vacate renewal of judgment:
    Parties to appear remotely.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    To conduct a remote appearance, follow the instructions below. There is a dedicated conference bridge lines for...

  • MONIQUE ZE VS AMERICAN FINANCIAL NETWORK, INC. DBA ORION LENDING ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The hearing on Defendant’s Demurrer set for 10/14/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C is DROPPED. No appearance is necessary. The parties have informed the court that an amended complaint is going to be filed. The court urges the parties to inform the court earlier than the day before if a motion is going to be ...

  • DORIS BERGMAN VS FRANK ZIMMERMANN ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Motion to file Third Amended Complaint

    Plaintiff Doris Bergman has filed a Motion to File a Third Amended Complaint. This Court finds that it would be an abuse of discretion to deny the Plaintiff’s motion to file the TAC where there has been an insufficient showing of prejudice to the Defendant. ...

  • PATRICK CRAIG, AS TRUSTEE VS CITY OF STOCKTON, ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This court, on its own motion, continues the Motions for Leave to File First Amended Complaint set for October 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM to November 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C for further briefing. The CMC is also continued. No appearance is necessary on 10/15/2020.

    Plaintiffs may file a responsive...

  • CITIBANK, N.A. VS TONY BLASE

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Citibank, N.A.’s Unopposed Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:

    Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electronically by 1:30 p.m. the day befo...

  • PATRICK CRAIG, AS TRUSTEE OF THE PATRICK D. CRAIG AND KATHRYN A.CRAIG REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST VS CITY OF STOCKTON, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ET AL.

    Oct 13, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    This court, on its own motion, continues the Motions for Leave to File First Amended Complaint set for October 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM to November 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C for further briefing. The CMC is also continued. No appearance is necessary on 10/15/2020.

    Plaintiffs may file a responsive...

  • PORTFOLI RECOVEERY ASSOCIATES, LLC VS DANIELLE MIKAIO

    Oct 09, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff’s Unopposed Motion for Order that Matters in Request for Admission of Truth of Facts be Admitted is GRANTED.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:

    Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electro...

  • GARY R. WISNER, M.D. ET AL. VS FIRST HEALTH GROUP CORP. ET AL.

    Oct 08, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    DEFENDANTS' DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

    Two stories collide. In one story, Dr. Gary Wisner is a hero advocating for the proper care of his patients against Defendants who are restricting his patients’ access to healthcare. In the other story, he is a villain, terminated by the ...

  • HARTFORD UNDERWRITERS INSURANCE COMPANY, A CORPORATION VS BRENDEN GILL ET AL.

    Oct 06, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company’s Unopposed Motion to File Second Amended Complaint is GRANTED. Plaintiff is to file its Second Amended Complaint within 30 days of service of this ruling.

    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, Rule 3.1312 (a) and Code of Civil Procedure section 1...

  • DOUGLAS CASTANEDA, JR. ET AL. VS LINDA PRICE

    Oct 02, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Defendant Linda Price’s Unopposed Motion to compel Plaintiffs’ responses is GRANTED. Plaintiffs Douglas Castaneda Jr. & Edith Cestony are ORDERED to serve responses to Form Interrogatories, Set One, without objection, and responses to Special Interrogatories, Set One, without objection, within 30 days aft...

  • JONI NUNES VS VANTAGE TRANSPORTS, INC. ET AL.

    Oct 02, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Nunes v. Bestcare Express 17-2120 Motion to Strike Costs

    Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 639, the Court on its own motion finds: (1) that resolution of the pending motion requires the review and examination of a long record or account and resolution of numerous objections thereto; (2) that ex...

  • BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. VS JASKIRAT SINGH

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Bank of America's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings is GRANTED. Plaintiff is entitled to have judgment entered agains Defendant Jaskirat Singh in the amount of 6628.67 and costs of 290 for a total of 6918.67.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contest...

  • SHINESHA COVINGTON ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF, ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ET AL. VS MUNGER FARMS LLC ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement, Attorneys’ Fees, Costs, Service Payments, and Entering of Final Judgment is GRANTED.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:

    Tentative rul...

  • ANTHONY SMITH VS CF UNITED LLC ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Smith v. CF United LLC 19-8349 Motion for Attorneys Fees & Costs under CCP 1281.99 Continuance

    The matter is continued to 10/20/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C for the parties to provide supplemental briefing on the issue of this Court’s jurisdiction over the matter. First, is this arbitration governed...

  • BEATA ZANONE ET AL. VS BERBERIAN EUROPEAN MOTORS, LLC ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Defendant’s Motion to Vacate or Modify Judgment set for 10/6/20 is continued to 10/28/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C to be heard together with Plaintiff’s Motion to Vacate or Modify Judgment. No appearance is necessary on 10/6/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C.

    Jayne C. Lee
    Judge of the Superior Court

  • FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC ET AL. VS MATTHEW POTKONJAK ET AL.

    Oct 01, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiff Ford Motor Credit Company's Unopposed Application for Writ of Possession is GRANTED. Plaintiff to submit proposed order.

    Directions for Contesting or Arguing the Tentative Ruling:
    Tentative rulings for Law and Motion will be posted electronically by 1:30 p.m. the day before the hear...

  • VERNON MCKINNEY ET AL. VS RAVI SANWAL AND MANITA SANWAL

    Sep 28, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    Plaintiffs, Vernon McKinney, Theresa Hillman, Brittani Silva, Keianna Golson, MaryAnn Tellez, and Diana Weber-Clark, filed a motion for summary adjudication of their First Cause of Action for violation of Civil Code, section 1942.4 and their Fifth Cause of Action for declaratory relief and damages relating...

  • RANDALL CUNNINGHAM VS MCKENIZIE CRAWFORD ET AL.

    Sep 28, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The Demurrer and the Motion to Strike set for 10/1/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C are dropped based upon the Stipulation and Order signed on 9/24/20. No appearance is necessary on 10/1/20 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 10C.

    ...

  • JOHN K. MCCOY VS MARK ALVIS GARIBALDI-A LICENSED CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE BROKER

    Sep 28, 2020 |  San Joaquin County

    The Defendant Mark Garibaldi’s Demurrer to the Plaintiff John McCoy’s Fourth Amended Complaint is SUSTAINED WITHOUT LEAVE TO AMEND. Defendant’s Small Claims Action in CV-2019-7156 is to be reset for hearing in Dept. 3A.

    Defendant files this Demurrer to the Plaintiff’s Fourth Amended Complaint, arg...

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