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

  • IRISYS LLC VS GITES

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR A CONTINUED STAY OF THE CASE by defendant Boris Gites is GRANTED. Request for Judicial Notice is granted.

    There are currently pending two federal court cases in South Carolina involving the same trade secrets at issue here allegedly misappropriated by defendant here. Plaintiff IriSys, In...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion for Summary Judgment continued to March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

    ...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion for Summary Judgment continued to March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

    ...

  • SMITH VS RIVIANA FOODS INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR SANCTIONS FOR THE MISUSE OF THE DISCOVERY PROCESS AND THE

    NEGLIGENT SPOLIATION OF EVIDENCE by plaintiff Carolyn R. Smith is off-calendar.

    ...

  • MCWILLIAMS VS THE ROCK CHURCH

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant San Diego Rock Church is SUSTAINED, without leave to amend.

    The Amended Complaint is uncertain. There are no causes of action attachments to the form complaint. (See, Khoury v. Maly's of California, Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616; Ankeny v. Lockheed M...

  • PARKER VS WINSUPPLY SAN DIEGO CA

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PAGA SETTLEMENT by plaintiff Cheyne Parker is GRANTED. Plaintiff's counsel is advised there is no Proof of Service on file. Plaintiff provided a lodged copy of the settlement agreement with a Proof of Service attached, however the Proof of Service must be filed by plaintiff. (See, CR...

  • SOUTHWEST COLLEGE SUN VS SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has considered the PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE WITH THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT by petitioner Southwestern College Sun and the Opposition by respondent Southwestern Community College District [District] and rules as follows: Petitioner seeks, under the California Public Records A...

  • QORUM INC VS CONNECTED LIVING INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES AND REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS and FOR DEEMED ADMISSIONS by plaintiff Qorum, Inc. is GRANTED.

    Defendants failed to timely respond to Form Interrogatories (Set One) and Request for Production of Documents (Set One). Therefore all objec...

  • DE LOS SANTOS VS CRISOLOGO

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT by defendants Vilma Crisologo and Francisco Crisologo is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer for uncertainty is sustained. (See, Khoury v. Maly's of California, Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616; Ankeny v. Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (1979) 88 Cal.App.3d 531, 537; The Ru...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • MATTHEW CHARVAT VS. SAN DIEGO FAMILY HOUSING LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER by defendants San Diego Family Housing LLC and Lincoln Military Property Management LP is DENIED. Objections are overruled.

    The burden is on the party seeking the protective order to show good cause. (See, Fairmont Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2000) 22 Cal.4th 245, 255; S...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • GOMEZ VS VORTEX MAINTENANCE INC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants Vortex Maintenance, Inc. and Sergio Elizarraras is OVERRULED.

    Defendant failed to file a meet and confer declaration as required by CCP § 430.41(a). The court expects counsel to know and comply with all procedural rules.

    In revie...

  • GOMEZ VS VORTEX MAINTENANCE INC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants Vortex Maintenance, Inc. and Sergio Elizarraras is OVERRULED.

    Defendant failed to file a meet and confer declaration as required by CCP § 430.41(a). The court expects counsel to know and comply with all procedural rules.

    In revie...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • THE CAMBRIDGE CARRIER LTD VS BABELLI MOTOR CAR COMPANY

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL for plaintiff by attorney Mark Venardi is GRANTED.

    By continuing this motion to this date, the court implicitly granted an order shortening time to serve the client, who resides in the UK. The client and opposing counsel have been served. Plaintiff's counsel has set...

  • WOLDMAN VS LABAYOG

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defense counsel scheduled four discovery motions. No moving papers were filed and defendant failed to call the independent calendar clerk that the matters would not be heard on this date. (San Diego Superior Court Rule 2.1.20) The court sets and OSC re sanctions for April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

    ...

  • MATTHEW CHARVAT VS. SAN DIEGO FAMILY HOUSING LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER by defendants San Diego Family Housing LLC and Lincoln Military Property Management LP is DENIED. Objections are overruled.

    The burden is on the party seeking the protective order to show good cause. (See, Fairmont Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2000) 22 Cal.4th 245, 255; S...

  • MCCANN VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Mar 02, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner's Request for Preliminary Injunction is DENIED. Petitioner has not established a probability of success on the merits.

    ...

  • RODRIGUEZ VS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants PHH and US Bank is SUSTAINED.

    (2) DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant MERS is SUSTAINED. (3) MOTION TO STRIKE by defendants PHH, US Bank and MERS is GRANTED.

    Request for Judicial Notice is granted.

    The court has not ...

  • CALDERON VS TURNER

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL for plaintiff by attorney A. King Aminpour is GRANTED. Counsel will remain counsel of record until a hard copy of the Proof of Service showing the client was served with the signed Order is brought directly to the clerk in Department 70. (CRC Rule 3.1362(e)) Failure to do s...

  • BUSINESS LOAN CONDUIT NO. 2, LLC VS. ROBIN K CRANFORD

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES TO ROBIN K

    CRANFORD is DENIED.

    (2) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES TO JAMES E

    CRANFORD is DENIED.

    (3) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS TO ROBIN K...

  • HYLETE INC VS FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION by plaintiffs Hylete, Inc. Ronald L. Wilson II and Matthew Paulson is GRANTED.

    Most facts in this matter are not in dispute. (Undisputed Facts Nos. 1-49 and 51-53) Plaintiff Hylete, Inc. is a lifestyle fitness company specializing in athletic apparent and other fitne...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Randa Trapp

  • IRISYS LLC VS GITES

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR A CONTINUED STAY OF THE CASE by defendant Boris Gites is GRANTED. Request for Judicial Notice is granted.

    There are currently pending two federal court cases in South Carolina involving the same trade secrets at issue here allegedly misappropriated by defendant here. Plaintiff IriSys, In...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion for Summary Judgment continued to March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

    ...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Motion for Summary Judgment continued to March 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

    ...

  • SMITH VS RIVIANA FOODS INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR SANCTIONS FOR THE MISUSE OF THE DISCOVERY PROCESS AND THE

    NEGLIGENT SPOLIATION OF EVIDENCE by plaintiff Carolyn R. Smith is off-calendar.

    ...

  • MCWILLIAMS VS THE ROCK CHURCH

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant San Diego Rock Church is SUSTAINED, without leave to amend.

    The Amended Complaint is uncertain. There are no causes of action attachments to the form complaint. (See, Khoury v. Maly's of California, Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616; Ankeny v. Lockheed M...

  • PARKER VS WINSUPPLY SAN DIEGO CA

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PAGA SETTLEMENT by plaintiff Cheyne Parker is GRANTED. Plaintiff's counsel is advised there is no Proof of Service on file. Plaintiff provided a lodged copy of the settlement agreement with a Proof of Service attached, however the Proof of Service must be filed by plaintiff. (See, CR...

  • SOUTHWEST COLLEGE SUN VS SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    The court has considered the PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDATE TO COMPEL COMPLIANCE WITH THE PUBLIC RECORDS ACT by petitioner Southwestern College Sun and the Opposition by respondent Southwestern Community College District [District] and rules as follows: Petitioner seeks, under the California Public Records A...

  • QORUM INC VS CONNECTED LIVING INC

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO FORM INTERROGATORIES AND REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS and FOR DEEMED ADMISSIONS by plaintiff Qorum, Inc. is GRANTED.

    Defendants failed to timely respond to Form Interrogatories (Set One) and Request for Production of Documents (Set One). Therefore all objec...

  • DE LOS SANTOS VS CRISOLOGO

    Mar 12, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT by defendants Vilma Crisologo and Francisco Crisologo is SUSTAINED.

    The Demurrer for uncertainty is sustained. (See, Khoury v. Maly's of California, Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616; Ankeny v. Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (1979) 88 Cal.App.3d 531, 537; The Ru...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • MATTHEW CHARVAT VS. SAN DIEGO FAMILY HOUSING LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER by defendants San Diego Family Housing LLC and Lincoln Military Property Management LP is DENIED. Objections are overruled.

    The burden is on the party seeking the protective order to show good cause. (See, Fairmont Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2000) 22 Cal.4th 245, 255; S...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • GOMEZ VS VORTEX MAINTENANCE INC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants Vortex Maintenance, Inc. and Sergio Elizarraras is OVERRULED.

    Defendant failed to file a meet and confer declaration as required by CCP § 430.41(a). The court expects counsel to know and comply with all procedural rules.

    In revie...

  • GOMEZ VS VORTEX MAINTENANCE INC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    DEMURRER TO PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants Vortex Maintenance, Inc. and Sergio Elizarraras is OVERRULED.

    Defendant failed to file a meet and confer declaration as required by CCP § 430.41(a). The court expects counsel to know and comply with all procedural rules.

    In revie...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • JIMBO'S NATURAL FAMILY INC VS HORTON PLAZA LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO COMPEL RESPONSES TO PLAINTIFF'S REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS (SET ONE) by plaintiff Jimbo's Natural Family, Inc. is GRANTED in part. The parties agree that some responsive documents were produced after the opposition was filed. Plaintiff apparently has acknowledged, by failing to a...

  • THE CAMBRIDGE CARRIER LTD VS BABELLI MOTOR CAR COMPANY

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL for plaintiff by attorney Mark Venardi is GRANTED.

    By continuing this motion to this date, the court implicitly granted an order shortening time to serve the client, who resides in the UK. The client and opposing counsel have been served. Plaintiff's counsel has set...

  • WOLDMAN VS LABAYOG

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Defense counsel scheduled four discovery motions. No moving papers were filed and defendant failed to call the independent calendar clerk that the matters would not be heard on this date. (San Diego Superior Court Rule 2.1.20) The court sets and OSC re sanctions for April 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

    ...

  • MATTHEW CHARVAT VS. SAN DIEGO FAMILY HOUSING LLC

    Mar 05, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER by defendants San Diego Family Housing LLC and Lincoln Military Property Management LP is DENIED. Objections are overruled.

    The burden is on the party seeking the protective order to show good cause. (See, Fairmont Ins. Co. v. Superior Court (2000) 22 Cal.4th 245, 255; S...

  • MCCANN VS CITY OF SAN DIEGO

    Mar 02, 2020 |  San Diego County

    Petitioner's Request for Preliminary Injunction is DENIED. Petitioner has not established a probability of success on the merits.

    ...

  • RODRIGUEZ VS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendants PHH and US Bank is SUSTAINED.

    (2) DEMURRER TO FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT by defendant MERS is SUSTAINED. (3) MOTION TO STRIKE by defendants PHH, US Bank and MERS is GRANTED.

    Request for Judicial Notice is granted.

    The court has not ...

  • CALDERON VS TURNER

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION TO BE RELIEVED AS COUNSEL for plaintiff by attorney A. King Aminpour is GRANTED. Counsel will remain counsel of record until a hard copy of the Proof of Service showing the client was served with the signed Order is brought directly to the clerk in Department 70. (CRC Rule 3.1362(e)) Failure to do s...

  • BUSINESS LOAN CONDUIT NO. 2, LLC VS. ROBIN K CRANFORD

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    (1) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES TO ROBIN K

    CRANFORD is DENIED.

    (2) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO INTERROGATORIES TO JAMES E

    CRANFORD is DENIED.

    (3) MOTION TO COMPEL FURTHER RESPONSES TO REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF

    DOCUMENTS TO ROBIN K...

  • HYLETE INC VS FARMERS INSURANCE EXCHANGE

    Feb 27, 2020 |  San Diego County

    MOTION FOR SUMMARY ADJUDICATION by plaintiffs Hylete, Inc. Ronald L. Wilson II and Matthew Paulson is GRANTED.

    Most facts in this matter are not in dispute. (Undisputed Facts Nos. 1-49 and 51-53) Plaintiff Hylete, Inc. is a lifestyle fitness company specializing in athletic apparent and other fitne...

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