Hon. James A. Farber See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Sussex County
Vicinage 10
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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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What others have said about Hon. James A. Farber



Comment #: NJ4096
I overturned Farber on appeal 3 times during his tenure on the Family Court bench. Not to mention several Motions to reconsider where Farber had to admit to errors, some simple math. In 2009 he gave my ex-wife increased child support after she plead guilty to DWI, overdosed on Oxycottin and was in a fight with my oldest daughter causing my ex-wife to hospitalized. Only to reverse course in early 2010 and give me full custody after my ex-wife beat the children in front of eye witnesses while intoxicated. Then kept me paying child support for another 4 months.

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Comment #: NJ1412
This judge -- what a play on words -- should be disbarred.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1073
The lack of respect for James Farber within the legal profession is alarming. To hear attorneys laugh at Judge Farber's bias is disturbing. My advice to my fellow brethren is to keep your comments out of litigants earshot.
He will not be removed from the bench. Accept it.
Litigants who endure the wrath of Farber's bias and prejudice are at a severe disadvantage, but should be shielded from our disdain. I have had the misfortune of arguing before Mr. Farber. I purposely will refer to him outside the courtroom as "MR." Farber.
I firmly do not believe that any person who is an embarrassment to his or her profession shall be shown respect commonly associated with that profession. Mr. Farber was bestowed the title of Judge and the respect associated with it. He MAY (and I strees 'may") have earned the title, yet, he did not earn that respect. After 11 years on the bench it is apparent that Mr. Farber will never amount to anything more than a Family Court Judge, in a rural county, in a state that is the ridicule of this country. He's more closely associated to "SNOOKIE" than he is to Thurgood Marshall.

Mr. Farber: you are not infallible. If you continue through life thinking you are, you will not only continue to lose respect among peers, but you will certainly lose respect in your personal and family life.

A well-respected Parenting Coordinator once said to me: "Judge Farber has characteristics closely associated with narcissistic personality disorder"
A Family Custody Evaluator referred to James Farber as "...being out of control".
An adversary of mine with decades of experience once stated that she is well-respected in every court in NJ, except James Farber's, and can't help but to think his decisions are clouded based on a personal conflict with her.

The likelihood that Mr. Farber will read this is slim. However, if he should, let us all hope that he takes his anger out on a defenseless puppy, rather than litigants or children.