Hon. Miriam Cyrulnik See Rating Details

Criminal Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.7 - 4 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. Miriam Cyrulnik


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8094
Completely incompetent. She is a former clerk to a now Appellate term judge (Pesce). Law clerk's generally make terrible judges; they have never practiced law and think they know everything. No redeeming qualities at all.


Comment #: NY5355
Judge Cyrulnik is a very competent & fair jurist. She is very, very smart. Her demeanor is completely pleasant & she has excellent judidicial temperament. No complaints about this exceptional jurist.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2325
I just finished a case in front of her. She was capable and courteous. Always took the bench at 9:30 sharp. A good habit in my opinion. She runs a tight ship and has keen recollection of all her cases. Good command of the law from the bench. She was involved in plea discussions from the outset and helped resolve our not that complex case. She is firm and I saw her almost put a defendant in who showed up late for the umpteenth time. She spared him but gave a good warning. I saw her dismiss some counts on inspection during one of my visits and is not afraid to hold the DA's of defense's feet to the fire if they stake out an unsustainable position. Overall I think she is a good draw for a defendant. I don't know how she is at trial though but my general impression is that she is really smart and evenhanded, which is really all you want in a judge.