The Honorable Randa Trapp

San Diego County Superior Court, Department SD-70

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Biography

The Hon. Randa Trapp is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. She was appointed to the bench by former governor Gray Davis on July 23, 2003.

Trapp earned a B.A. in political science from San Jose State University in 1982. She then received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1985.

She began her legal career as a deputy attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General of California in 1985. During her four-year tenure there, she spent seven months serving as a special deputy district attorney for the Office of the District Attorney of San Diego County.

In 1989 she left the public sector and joined a local civil firm. She practiced there for five years before moving to Sempra Energy, where she represented Sempra Energy in complex commercial litigation and transactions matters.

Trapp has served as president of the San Diego Chapter of the NAACP as well as president of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. She is a former regional director of the California Women Lawyers, and she has served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Black Lawyers and the Lawyers Club of San Diego. Trapp was also appointed by the chief of police to serve on the Community Advisory Board on Racial Profiling.

She is a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award as well as the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award. She was also named the 79th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year in 2004.

She has been an active member of the Alpha Kappa Sorority. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Trapp has taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Trapp was born and raised in San Diego, California. She is a veteran of the United States Navy, and she was the first African American woman appointed to the bench in San Diego County. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and exercising.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Randa Trapp

  • VOAGE VS JOHN DOE DEVICE MANUFACTURER [E-FILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Massoud Soumekh's Motion to Compel Initial Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set Two, is granted.

    On July 23, 2020, Defendant Soumekh propounded Form Interrogatories, Set Two, on Plaintiff Kevin Voage. (Decl. of Joshua Dixon, at ¶ 3; Exhibit 1.) No responses were received. (Dixon Decl., ...

  • CLARK VS THE ARC OF SAN DIEGO [E-FILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Shamika Clark, Eva Graves, Amanda Jackson, Tiana Kayle, Roberto Palomares, Linda Pruitt, Beatrice Rodger and Lynn Thorn's Motion to Compel Deposition Testimony and Request for Sanctions is granted in part.

    The Court determines the answers sought are subject to discovery. (Code Civ. Proc....

  • ESTATE OF ELIZABETH ALEXANDER VS. SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LA JOLLA

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Judgment Debtor Christopher Alexander's Motion for Protective Order is granted, in part. On August 21, 2020, the Court granted Judgment Creditor Scripps Health DBA Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla's (Scripps) Motions to Compel Post-Judgment Written Interrogatories (Set One) and Request for Production of ...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Shetima Matthews is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Counsel shall prepare and submit a completed form order (MC-053), reflecting all appearances at the hearing and all future litigation dates and...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Shetima Matthews is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Counsel shall prepare and submit a completed form order (MC-053), reflecting all appearances at the hearing and all future litigation dates and...

  • U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ML-CFC COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-4 COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-4 VS. 1025 PROPECT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP [EFILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Todd Okum and Melissa Sussman's Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint is overruled. Request for judicial notice is granted.

    On November 17, 2020, Plaintiff Takahiro, Inc. filed a declaration with an attached Entity Status Letter from the Franchise Tax Board dated November 17, 2020, ind...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff Virgil McGee is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Under agency principles, the client's death terminates the attorney's authority. (Cal. Prac. Guide Prof. Resp. (The Rutter Guide, Dec. 2019), Ch. 10-C, § 10:192 ci...

  • CLARK VS THE ARC OF SAN DIEGO [E-FILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Shamika Clark, Eva Graves, Amanda Jackson, Tiana Kayle, Roberto Palomares, Linda Pruitt, Beatrice Rodger and Lynn Thorn's Motion to Amend Complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a)(1).) Plaintiffs shall file and serve the proposed second amended complaint by December 4, 2020.

    ...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff Virgil McGee is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Under agency principles, the client's death terminates the attorney's authority. (Cal. Prac. Guide Prof. Resp. (The Rutter Guide, Dec. 2019), Ch. 10-C, § 10:192 ci...

  • CHICANO FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant City of National City is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer to the 1st cause of action for dangerous condition of public property is sustained without leave to amend. The Demurrer to the 2nd cause of action for inverse condemnation is sustained with leave to a...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND ITS CITY COUNCIL

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has reviewed the Notices of Related Case and briefing presented by counsel. The court finds the cases are not related under CRC Rule 3.300.

    The only party that appears in both cases is the City of San Diego. While both cases involve Proposition B approved by the voters in 2012, there are ...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND ITS CITY COUNCIL

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has reviewed the Notices of Related Case and briefing presented by counsel. The court finds the cases are not related under CRC Rule 3.300.

    The only party that appears in both cases is the City of San Diego. While both cases involve Proposition B approved by the voters in 2012, there are ...

  • DWF V DIAMONDVIEW TOWER LLC VS MONTES DE OCA

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT AND FOR LEAVE TO DEFEND by defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to the Motion.

    The default entered on January 31, 2020 against defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca, an individual, dba "Oscar's Mexican Seafood" is se...

  • CHICANO FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant City of National City is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer to the 1st cause of action for dangerous condition of public property is sustained without leave to amend. The Demurrer to the 2nd cause of action for inverse condemnation is sustained with leave to a...

  • MOTA VS LAZ PARKING CALIFORNIA LLC [E-FILE]

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Indigo Infra USA Holdings Inc. (Indigo)'s motion to quash service of summons and complaint is granted on the ground of lack of jurisdiction. (Code Civ. Proc. (C.C.P.), § 418.10(a)(1).) Service of summons and the complaint on Indigo is quashed. The complaint against Indigo is dismissed without prejudice. (C...

  • CHICANO FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant City of National City is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer to the 1st cause of action for dangerous condition of public property is sustained without leave to amend. The Demurrer to the 2nd cause of action for inverse condemnation is sustained with leave to a...

  • DWF V DIAMONDVIEW TOWER LLC VS MONTES DE OCA

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT AND FOR LEAVE TO DEFEND by defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to the Motion.

    The default entered on January 31, 2020 against defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca, an individual, dba "Oscar's Mexican Seafood" is se...

  • DWF V DIAMONDVIEW TOWER LLC VS MONTES DE OCA

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT AND FOR LEAVE TO DEFEND by defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to the Motion.

    The default entered on January 31, 2020 against defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca, an individual, dba "Oscar's Mexican Seafood" is se...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND ITS CITY COUNCIL

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has reviewed the Notices of Related Case and briefing presented by counsel. The court finds the cases are not related under CRC Rule 3.300.

    The only party that appears in both cases is the City of San Diego. While both cases involve Proposition B approved by the voters in 2012, there are ...

  • BAYSIDE PALMS INVESTORS LLC VS FRANCO

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner Bayside Palms Investors, LLC's petition for permanent injunction pursuant to Civil Code section 798.88 is granted in part. (Civ. Code, § 798.88(d).)

    There is no appearance or opposition from Respondent David Franco. Respondent Jasmine Franco filed a declaration.

    The Court finds b...

  • OTT VS MOORE

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO RELIEVE PARTY FROM WAIVER OF DISCOVERY OBJECTIONS by defendant Marilyn Moore is GRANTED. (CCP §§ 2030.290, 2031.300, 2033.290)

    Defendant is relieved from waiving objections to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, Request for Production of Document and Requests for Admissions...

  • TAYLOR VS PLACE [E-FILE]

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO QUASH PURPORTED SERVICE OF SUMMONS by specially appearing defendants California Appellate Project, Jill Ishida, Vanessa Place, Richard Lennon and Amy Griffin is GRANTED.

    Request for Judicial Notice is granted.

    When a defendant challenges the court's personal jurisdiction based on ...

  • PETITION OF 614 S MOLLISON AVENUE #D EL CAJON CA 92020

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION FOR ORDER THAT MATTERS IN REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS SET TWO BE DEEMED ADMITTED by claimant Alan McCollum is GRANTED.

    Claimant Karen Taylor Smith was served with Requests for Admission (Set Two) by mail on February 28, 2020. No responses have been received. Pursuant to CCP § 2033.280(b), the...

  • OTT VS MOORE

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO RELIEVE PARTY FROM WAIVER OF DISCOVERY OBJECTIONS by defendant Marilyn Moore is GRANTED. (CCP §§ 2030.290, 2031.300, 2033.290)

    Defendant is relieved from waiving objections to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, Request for Production of Document and Requests for Admissions...

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Recent Cases by Hon. Randa Trapp

Recent Rulings by Hon. Randa Trapp

  • VOAGE VS JOHN DOE DEVICE MANUFACTURER [E-FILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendant Massoud Soumekh's Motion to Compel Initial Responses to Form Interrogatories, Set Two, is granted.

    On July 23, 2020, Defendant Soumekh propounded Form Interrogatories, Set Two, on Plaintiff Kevin Voage. (Decl. of Joshua Dixon, at ¶ 3; Exhibit 1.) No responses were received. (Dixon Decl., ...

  • CLARK VS THE ARC OF SAN DIEGO [E-FILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Shamika Clark, Eva Graves, Amanda Jackson, Tiana Kayle, Roberto Palomares, Linda Pruitt, Beatrice Rodger and Lynn Thorn's Motion to Compel Deposition Testimony and Request for Sanctions is granted in part.

    The Court determines the answers sought are subject to discovery. (Code Civ. Proc....

  • ESTATE OF ELIZABETH ALEXANDER VS. SCRIPPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LA JOLLA

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Judgment Debtor Christopher Alexander's Motion for Protective Order is granted, in part. On August 21, 2020, the Court granted Judgment Creditor Scripps Health DBA Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla's (Scripps) Motions to Compel Post-Judgment Written Interrogatories (Set One) and Request for Production of ...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Shetima Matthews is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Counsel shall prepare and submit a completed form order (MC-053), reflecting all appearances at the hearing and all future litigation dates and...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff/Cross-Defendant Shetima Matthews is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Counsel shall prepare and submit a completed form order (MC-053), reflecting all appearances at the hearing and all future litigation dates and...

  • U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ML-CFC COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE TRUST 2006-4 COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-4 VS. 1025 PROPECT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP [EFILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defendants Todd Okum and Melissa Sussman's Demurrer to the First Amended Complaint is overruled. Request for judicial notice is granted.

    On November 17, 2020, Plaintiff Takahiro, Inc. filed a declaration with an attached Entity Status Letter from the Franchise Tax Board dated November 17, 2020, ind...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff Virgil McGee is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Under agency principles, the client's death terminates the attorney's authority. (Cal. Prac. Guide Prof. Resp. (The Rutter Guide, Dec. 2019), Ch. 10-C, § 10:192 ci...

  • CLARK VS THE ARC OF SAN DIEGO [E-FILE]

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Plaintiffs Shamika Clark, Eva Graves, Amanda Jackson, Tiana Kayle, Roberto Palomares, Linda Pruitt, Beatrice Rodger and Lynn Thorn's Motion to Amend Complaint is granted. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473(a)(1).) Plaintiffs shall file and serve the proposed second amended complaint by December 4, 2020.

    ...

  • EDERSON VS R&R SOBER LIVING

    Nov 19, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Attorney Harvey Berger's unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel for Plaintiff Virgil McGee is granted. (Code Civ. Proc., § 284(2).)

    Under agency principles, the client's death terminates the attorney's authority. (Cal. Prac. Guide Prof. Resp. (The Rutter Guide, Dec. 2019), Ch. 10-C, § 10:192 ci...

  • CHICANO FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant City of National City is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer to the 1st cause of action for dangerous condition of public property is sustained without leave to amend. The Demurrer to the 2nd cause of action for inverse condemnation is sustained with leave to a...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND ITS CITY COUNCIL

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has reviewed the Notices of Related Case and briefing presented by counsel. The court finds the cases are not related under CRC Rule 3.300.

    The only party that appears in both cases is the City of San Diego. While both cases involve Proposition B approved by the voters in 2012, there are ...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND ITS CITY COUNCIL

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has reviewed the Notices of Related Case and briefing presented by counsel. The court finds the cases are not related under CRC Rule 3.300.

    The only party that appears in both cases is the City of San Diego. While both cases involve Proposition B approved by the voters in 2012, there are ...

  • DWF V DIAMONDVIEW TOWER LLC VS MONTES DE OCA

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT AND FOR LEAVE TO DEFEND by defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to the Motion.

    The default entered on January 31, 2020 against defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca, an individual, dba "Oscar's Mexican Seafood" is se...

  • CHICANO FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant City of National City is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer to the 1st cause of action for dangerous condition of public property is sustained without leave to amend. The Demurrer to the 2nd cause of action for inverse condemnation is sustained with leave to a...

  • MOTA VS LAZ PARKING CALIFORNIA LLC [E-FILE]

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Indigo Infra USA Holdings Inc. (Indigo)'s motion to quash service of summons and complaint is granted on the ground of lack of jurisdiction. (Code Civ. Proc. (C.C.P.), § 418.10(a)(1).) Service of summons and the complaint on Indigo is quashed. The complaint against Indigo is dismissed without prejudice. (C...

  • CHICANO FEDERATION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY INC VS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant City of National City is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer to the 1st cause of action for dangerous condition of public property is sustained without leave to amend. The Demurrer to the 2nd cause of action for inverse condemnation is sustained with leave to a...

  • DWF V DIAMONDVIEW TOWER LLC VS MONTES DE OCA

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT AND FOR LEAVE TO DEFEND by defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to the Motion.

    The default entered on January 31, 2020 against defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca, an individual, dba "Oscar's Mexican Seafood" is se...

  • DWF V DIAMONDVIEW TOWER LLC VS MONTES DE OCA

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO SET ASIDE DEFAULT AND FOR LEAVE TO DEFEND by defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca is GRANTED.

    Plaintiff filed a Statement of Non-Opposition to the Motion.

    The default entered on January 31, 2020 against defendant Juan B. Montes de Oca, an individual, dba "Oscar's Mexican Seafood" is se...

  • THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO AND ITS CITY COUNCIL

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has reviewed the Notices of Related Case and briefing presented by counsel. The court finds the cases are not related under CRC Rule 3.300.

    The only party that appears in both cases is the City of San Diego. While both cases involve Proposition B approved by the voters in 2012, there are ...

  • BAYSIDE PALMS INVESTORS LLC VS FRANCO

    Nov 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner Bayside Palms Investors, LLC's petition for permanent injunction pursuant to Civil Code section 798.88 is granted in part. (Civ. Code, § 798.88(d).)

    There is no appearance or opposition from Respondent David Franco. Respondent Jasmine Franco filed a declaration.

    The Court finds b...

  • OTT VS MOORE

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO RELIEVE PARTY FROM WAIVER OF DISCOVERY OBJECTIONS by defendant Marilyn Moore is GRANTED. (CCP §§ 2030.290, 2031.300, 2033.290)

    Defendant is relieved from waiving objections to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, Request for Production of Document and Requests for Admissions...

  • TAYLOR VS PLACE [E-FILE]

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO QUASH PURPORTED SERVICE OF SUMMONS by specially appearing defendants California Appellate Project, Jill Ishida, Vanessa Place, Richard Lennon and Amy Griffin is GRANTED.

    Request for Judicial Notice is granted.

    When a defendant challenges the court's personal jurisdiction based on ...

  • PETITION OF 614 S MOLLISON AVENUE #D EL CAJON CA 92020

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION FOR ORDER THAT MATTERS IN REQUEST FOR ADMISSIONS SET TWO BE DEEMED ADMITTED by claimant Alan McCollum is GRANTED.

    Claimant Karen Taylor Smith was served with Requests for Admission (Set Two) by mail on February 28, 2020. No responses have been received. Pursuant to CCP § 2033.280(b), the...

  • OTT VS MOORE

    Nov 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO RELIEVE PARTY FROM WAIVER OF DISCOVERY OBJECTIONS by defendant Marilyn Moore is GRANTED. (CCP §§ 2030.290, 2031.300, 2033.290)

    Defendant is relieved from waiving objections to Form Interrogatories, Special Interrogatories, Request for Production of Document and Requests for Admissions...

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