Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Joyce Allegro spent part of her childhood on her family's Kansas farm. So it's understandable that she has little patience with attorneys who don't put in the necessary work on their cases before appearing in her court. Allegro's tough demeanor and relentless work as a prosecutor seem to inspire both admiration and criticism. But everyone concedes that she keeps her nose to the grindstone.
Judicial Profile: Joyce Allegro
November 16, 2004