Hon. Joseph R. Rosa, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Bergen County
Vicinage 2
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 rating(s)
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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. Joseph R. Rosa, Jr.



Comment #: NJ2020
Very unporfessional. Violated the court rules he kept explaining for 45 minutes. Dismissed my case without letting it go through mediation as requiered under the court rules. Threatend to have me arested for calling him on it, direct violation of my first amendment rights. I have filed a complaint with the Judcial reviw board.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1411
We won a trial before him. And yet, I can still say he's the biggest nut job I've ever heard of in my 15 years of practicing law. He should be disbarred. He's very rude, and does not follow the law. (I'm still happy, however, that the trial was won.)


Comment #: NJ1405
Rating:Not Rated
The absolute worst. How does he still have a job?


Comment #: NJ1403
If I may enter a rating below 0, his would be way down there. Judge Joseph Rosa Jr. is the worst judge I have ever known and seen. He is cruel, senseless, unreasonable, and unjust. He helps an impostor illegally evict a senior citizen, who has diabetes, cancer and heart disease from her home of 18 years. He assists an unlicensed New York City lawyer to commit fraud. Under his protection, the unlicensed lawyer not only escapes the punishment of the law, but also shamelessly sues the victims who have lost everything (home, job, health, due to their misconduct) for pain and suffering. Judge Joseph Rosa Jr. abuses his power. As presiding judge of the Special Civil Part of Bergen County Supreme Court, he colludes with Newark Appellate Court judges, and blocks the victims from filing an Emergent Appeal. Furthermore, he denies the indigent victims’ motion for waiving the filing fees, and instead throws a list of homeless shelters at the victims. He backs wealthy criminals evicting innocent, lawful citizens onto the streets. Judge Joseph Rosa Jr. is a shame to the human race. He brings disgrace to the judicial system, and he should be removed from the bench at once. However, he is protected by other high-ranking judges, so that, instead of punishment, he is promoted to Presiding Judge. Any complaint against him is blocked by the Bergen County Superior Court Assignment Judge. The New Jersey justice system is so corrupt: judges conceal unethical lawyers, and high-ranking judges cover up for their subordinates. For us, the average, powerless citizens, the only way to remove a terrible judge from the bench is by gathering our strength, raising our voice, and generating as many supporters as possible, so that someone with the ability and power will eventually listen to us.


Comment #: NJ1156
No one will mistake this hack for Oliver Wendell Holmes. He is abrasive, nasty, and contemptuous of those appearing before him.


Comment #: NJ1134
Rating:Not Rated
How is this man allowed to remain on the bench? He is nasty and very rude. Violates the rights of Pro se litigants. Will not look at evidence or let you have a say. He's a hot-head and does nothing but yell at people and insult them. His courtroom is a circus.


Comment #: NJ878
Rating:Not Rated
god help the people from such bad judge
am suprise he was not remove from the court yet


Comment #: NJ853
nut case did anyone seen him in action?
how can a man like this be a judge?


Comment #: NJ650
Rating:Not Rated
he is bad news, he shuld not be a judge. he act strange in court he dont respect people and will never give you due process
of law ,or fair hearings[ if you are pro-se litigant]. he is the enemy of the people the man is not intersted in justice or truth he act like he is god in court go and observe him in court yourself and you will see what i am saying. WIN OR LOSE NJ PEOPLE DESERVE A JUDGE THAT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU GOT A FAIR HEARING [EVEN IF YOU LOST THE CASE]

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ346
It seems that Judge Rosa has some "arrangement" with the firm of Pressler & Perssler and specifically attorney Thomas Brogan of that firm. Almost always rules in Pressler's favor and seems to award attorney's fees in the aggregate of over $2000.00 per hour (where can I get paid like that?). In addition I have seen Judge Rosa constantly and consistently violate Pro-Se litigant's rights. Judge Rosa need to resign "in the interest of justice" or be removed from office.