Hon. John Pisansky See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Union County
Vicinage 12
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. John Pisansky



Comment #: NJ2360
Rating:Not Rated
This evaluation is belated. I had a case before him way back around 1985, in Richard Paul Zuckerman v. Randy Pisane, Director, Department of Public Safety, County of Union, and other defendants. The lawsuit asked for damages for having barred me from entering the Union County Courthouse. I filed motion for change of venue. Judge Pisanski ruled there is no court rule for change of venue and denied the motion. He quashed my subpoenas for the county employees involved to appear and testify. He rendered a written opinion solely on the issue of whether I should have been given a public hearing prior to being barred from entering the courthouse and ruled against me. I was pro se and indigent at the time and as far as I recall no appeal was taken. I sure caused a thick court file to be made on this case, though. Judge Pisansky should not be entrusted as a trial court judge. "Courts ought not be a private preserve for the affluent." Meltzer v. C. Buck LeCraw & Co., dissenting opinion from denial of certiorari, written by either Justice Douglas or Justice Black.


Comment #: NJ1957
Hon. John Pisansky is on the worst judges list.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1955
Hon. John Pisansky is a very bad judge. He doesn't care about your right. His court clerk in the Court Room 3 is worse. If you have an attorney, try to avoid this judge to save your money. The court clerk would schedule her friends first before schedule cases with attorneys. Your attorney might wait for long time to start trial. Do not forget the judge might take over an hour coffee break. The good thing is, if you have a losing case, just kiss the court clerk’s ass, you will win your case.