Hon. Sharon Clarke See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.2 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY13524
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Now presiding over the default judgment motion part in Kings Supreme. One of the busiest parts in Brooklyn, but only holds calendar calls one day a week. Very frequently late, sometimes by over an hour. Calendar calls turn into cattle calls, and her staff are totally incompetent at controlling the flow of parties in the courtroom. Cannot move motions forward, bouncing or rejecting unopposed default motions over nothing. You can't get her staff to act or respond to anything, and nothing happens in between appearances, even if you're directed to submit supplemental papers. This is DJMP, most of these applications are unopposed, but it still takes months and months to get decisions. Not sure if it's laziness or incompetence or both. Should not be a Supreme Court Justice, definitely shouldn't be presiding over such a busy part. She's not mean or abusive, which is nice, and she is flexible in scheduling subsequent appearances, which I guess counts for something.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY13519
Rating:1.0
Comments:
So terrible. So frightening.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12233
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Booted from Family Court to Housing Court in Staten Island.

She is TERRIBLE.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8662
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She was booted down to family court

Other

Comment #: NY8661
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Has no back bone. And has no time to listen.