Hon. Robert H. Gardner See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Essex County
Vicinage 5
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Robert H. Gardner


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Other

Comment #: NJ4432
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Gardner has continuously allowed Plaintiffs attorney to commit multiple ethics violations with no repercussions. Has shown definite bias against one of the Defendants AND his attorney.
Will be filing a complaint as he has violated 2 parts of Canon 3 which judges MUST adhere to.

Other

Comment #: NJ4367
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible Judge. Nasty and incompetent.

And says some off the wall crazy stuff in court all the time.

Just plain bad.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ3448
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Awful judge & person. He needs to be removed from the bench y4w9

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ3447
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If u get this judge, cancel the case. Pretend ur sick. He is dishonest & decides based on who he knows & likes. He needs to be removed from the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ3439
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Gardner. Discriminated against Barbara Lombardi in a recent civil suit. She’s hearing impaired & he was very rude, typing with his back towards her the entire trial. He allowed the guilty defendant not to testify. He ruled in favor of a thief who stole $45,000 from her,a 74 yr. old woman. He should be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: NJ3431
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Terrible judge. Not bright, kind or considerate at all. Made absurd rulings on last Friday's motion. Didn't seem to be listening at all.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NJ3264
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst JUDGE
IN NEWARK
HE HARMED A NAVY VETERANS DAUGHTER
& GRANDCHILD
RESTRICTING RIGHTS ALLOWING VIOLENCE
ON DV CASE PERMINATE ORDER
Who WORKED FOR THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2580
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Alarming disposition on the bench, evidenced by a rush to judgment (based on a crabbed and unsupported view of the law) and seeming to desire to cut a proceeding short. Cannot rule out an ulterior political motive.

Not pleasant and did not feel like due process for my client. I was embarrassed to have my client in front of Gardner as opposed to another Essex County judge. I'm embarrassed that his view of the justice system may be affected by his hearing before Gardner.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2352
Rating:3.0
Comments:
is politically motivated. does not understand the law and is bias against pro se litigants. going to appellate division where i was successful last time round. do not expect much from this judge. you must be an aggressive litigator or this judge will destroy your case.