Hon. Cheryl L. Pollak See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:7.7 - 12 rating(s)
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Ratings

*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
Comments



What others have said about Hon. Cheryl L. Pollak


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18971
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Pollak is an exceptional magistrate. She is extremely bright (and a diligent and incisive legal researcher and analyst)and fair-minded. She also has great perseverance, a kind heart, and not a shred of arrogance. Judge Pollak is a person first, and judge second, which in turn makes here a great judge. I would strongly recommend her for an Article III judicial position. The federal judiciary would be greatly served with more judges like Cheryl L. Pollak.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11880
Rating:9.0
Comments:
A pleasant, efficient and professional magistrate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10291
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Very pleasant and efficient magistrate. In context of mediation, had no problem telling plaintiff (correctly) that they were likely to lose a motion to dismiss and should take a settlement.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9397
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Mayebthe nicest judge you will encounter, Cordial and civil - perhaps to a fault. Only downside, she will allow you adversary many chances to correct himself/herself before finally lowering the boom. Overally - very, very good.

Takes time to learn case, allows time for ample argument, and issues thoughful decisions - even if not the one you wanted.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6851
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Biased and seeks results in government's favor even with lack of evidence. Makes up evidence that does not exist. Just the type of judge that Judge Posner recently found of an unfavorable type.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6775
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Smart, fair, efficient.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4581
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Pleasant, fair, hard-working and competent. Fair to both sides and courteous to lawyers. Would highly recommend her for U.S. District Judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3282
Rating:4.4
Comments:
Reverses herself constantly. Appears to be not even handed at all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2288
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The most pleasant federal judge I have appeared before in 20 years of litigation. She has none of the arrogance which most of her colleagues exhibit. She deserves to be an Article 3 Judge. Over the years I have had several cases before her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1501
Rating:9.5
Comments:
She is a very smart judge, and should be on the district court. Needs to slap down bad lawyers more decisively.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1205
Rating:4.7
Comments:
Hesitant to enforce her own orders. Lets cases drag on.