Hon. Kenneth Sherman See Rating Details

Civil Court
Richmond (Staten Island) County
See Comments

Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:

Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
Confirm E-mail Address      

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

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. Kenneth Sherman


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8160
Judge Sherman is a tremendous asset to the bench. I have been practicing in NYC for almost 20 years and he stands out in terms of his efforts to get cases settled in the TAP Part if Kings Supreme. He gets cases settled whether by leaning on the plaintiff or defendant or getting on the phone with the carrier's adjuster. Neither party may be thrilled by the result but that is the very definition of a settlement. One of his court officers remarked that he wonders why attorneys bother spending so much money mediating cases at NAM or JAMS when they have Sherman who the officer stated frequently settles half or more the cases that he conferences. IMHO and likely others, he is among the hardest working judges on the bench. I wish there were more folks like him on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7752
Wish there were many more judges like him. Very fair and works hard to settle. He calls the adjusters to push.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6849
Good judge, smart and respectful of all and the process

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6206
I have appeared in front of Judge Sherman many times in JCP in Kings County. He is a fantastic judge who treats every attorney with respect. He works hard to settle cases but does not hold grudges if the attorneys or parties disagree with his assessment and want to try the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2781
Have appeared before Judge Sherman in the Jury Coordination Part in Supreme Kings. Despite his huge caseload in that part, the judge seems to give every matter full and thoughtful attention when it is before him. A very respectable jurist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2211
Very fair, very smart, very professional. You will be heard when you appear before him.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY338
Knowledgeable, patient and diligent. All who appear before him go away with the sense that they were heard and that they were treated fairly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY16
Rating:Not Rated
Very fair - going to be a good judge. He knows the law.