Hon. Robert A. Coogan See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Ocean County
Vicinage 14
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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* 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)

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* 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)

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* 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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Comment #: NJ932
He is the worst! I am not a dead beat dad but I have an ex from hell. She knows how to use the system and knows all the "hot" buttons to mention in motion. She is bitter and is out for vengeance. Based on her lies and all the false domestic violence and child abuse/neglect complaints which didn't go anywhere, the judge imputed my income and recalculated my child support payment based on $98k instead of my actual earnings of $60k. He said he felt I had the potential to earn that amount and that I should go get a second or third job. He does not care about the fathers visitation rights.
He is all for the mothers...the poor crying victims that they portray themselves. It makes me sick! I lost my house and had to sell everything i own to pay the outrageous child support for 1 child. My ex earns $90k per year, drives a Mercedes and goes on 4-5 vacations a year. She even enrolled our child in private school vs public and expensive private summer camp and is taking me back to court to force me to pay half.