Hon. Gerald J. Council See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Mercer County
Vicinage 7
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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)

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What others have said about Hon. Gerald J. Council


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ3485
A judge, who has been suspended by the Bar, should not be allowed to make decisions about other people's lives and their children's lives. This judge does not know family law, does not know procedural law, and is an arrogant human being. Take him off the bench, please!


Comment #: NJ2768
Rating:Not Rated
This man is extremely inappropriate as a Judge. He does not fact check with evidence. He was removed from one County and sent to preside over DV cases and ridiculed the person who was beat in front of the abuser.

Court Staff

Comment #: NJ2330
Rating:Not Rated
I have worked with Judge Council for over 20 years. I find him to be a highly qualified judge. I think many of his so called collegues find negative in him because he does not tolerate their nonsense. I really am dissappointed in this judical committee that is persecuting him. As to the incident at hand, it is utter lies by a band of court staff that we forced to do their jobs. Evaluate, critic and penalize them. Stand stron Judge Council!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2325
Church Council has to be the worst Judge in New Jersey. Is arrogance is exceeded only by his ignorance. The judiciary is a game for him to inflate his ego. He has several ethics complaints against him which are consistent with my observations of him in court. He is one judge the fall of the prosecutor and the defense bar disdain. Avoid this Judge at all cost.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2089
He is rude, arrogant and not smart! The man should not be a judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2004
Judge Council is one of the most volatile and unprofessional judges I have ever appeared before. He is arrogant and condescending. He is concisely ranked as poor by the bar.