Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam See Rating Details

Supreme Court (Civil)
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2255
Fantastic judge. ALthough she well deserves her appointment to the Appellate Division, her presence on the trial bench will be missed.


Comment #: NY1791
Brilliant , Always prepared and totally un bias. We need a judge like this in central NY, Syracuse, Utica , Auburn or even Skaneateles,

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY408
A truly excellent judge who is very bright and fair. On trial she allows both sides to try their cases without interference or bias. She is very knowledgeable about the law and will take the time to research an issue to make sure that she gives the right ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY357
Deceptively soft-spoken at first appearance. Very knowledgeable, industrious, and acute.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY348
Excellent, high-quality judge. Bright, relatively hardworking and even-handed. One of Manhattan's best.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY332
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Abdus-Salaam is one of the most competent and pleasant judges that I have appeared before in the past 25 years. She is strictly "down the middle." That is, she is neither plaintiff oriented nor defendant oriented. She is simply fair. Her demeanor couldn't be more perfect. Judge Abdus-Salaam listens intently and carefully ponders her rulings. If all judges would be more like Judge Abdus-Salaam, the world would be a better place.