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Judge Papadoumian is a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court judge who has been mentioned several times but not seen on screen in the Breaking Bad universe.

History[]

Better Call Saul[]

Kim Wexler goes into the county courthouse in an attempt to find a pro-bono case that piques her interest. She asks a police officer about the court's schedule and he mentions that Papadoumian has settlement conferences all morning. ("Talk")

While at the dedication ceremony of Charles McGill Law Library, Jimmy McGill discusses a plan with Kim to get the legal community to notice his good deeds before his appeal of failed reinstatement hearing. He perhaps jokingly suggests rescuing Judge Papadoumian from a burning house. ("Winner")

Judge Papadoumian presided over a case involve two prostitutes that Saul Goodman represented. ("Wexler v. Goodman")

Breaking Bad[]

Mike Ehrmantraut is being continuously stalked by DEA Agents Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez, who believe he is a missing link to connect Gustavo Fring and "Heisenberg". Eventually they bring him into their office and interrogate him, however Saul Goodman arrives and informs the DEA agents that he got Judge Papadoumian to issue an ex parte temporary restraining order on the two to stop stalking Mike. When Gomez makes a snarky remark about the eclectic color scheme of Saul's suits, Saul responds that Papadoumian likes them. Later, Hank and Gomez as sitting in Hank's truck discussing the matter, and Gomez says she is "like Ho Chi Minh," implying the overly liberal nature of her rulings. ("Buyout")

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