Hon. Rachel Adams See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 rating(s)
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* 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. Rachel Adams


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY12624
Rating:Not Rated
To whom it may concern,
I am a concerned mother that was stripped of her rights to her child wrongfully to the detriment of the child, siblings, mother and family as a whole.
Today, I was told that engaging with a child while the child masturbates is not criminal and that squeezing the child tighter as the child rises to climax is not criminal. The honorable judge Adams ordered that I have no contact with this daughter without supervision that cost $75 to $300 per visit and the judge ordered 6 visits. The same father that engaged in these activities and continued to engage with the child’s vagina and clitoris after ACS and judge alerted of concerns.was given total control. He forbid me as the mother who has been there on every visit from birth to Not be in the doctor’s office. The child is 5 years old and because she does not state anything is wrong to forensic investigators regarding the stimulation of her clitoris to climaxing which she refers to as “getting hot”, the investigator said that the father daughter engagement is left for family court although the child stated that she has “gotten hot” on her father in the park.

It is important that I make the court aware that I have made the public defender aware through the only means available: text and email and the portal because the public defender does not communicate with me. She is communicating with the counsel for the child and plaintiff and providing them information I have given her yet she has not assisted me in any efforts.
This is the latest correspondence…
I am sure that this goes against procedure but the procedures are going against common sense, against humanity, and against the sanctity of a child and mother’s right to raise her child as she chooses. It is unconscionable to dismiss the mother and others’ experiences ,once abuse has assessed even if the state does not deem stimulation of a clitoris by a father as wrong.
She said that because the judge said he is the full custody parent that he has the right to parent as he chooses with the clitoris because it is not sex.

She said I would need to handle this in Family Court and it is not a crime.

I do not agree and I feel I have been forced to allow molestation or go to jail for violating an order to see and be with my daughter.

This is heinous!!!

I shall live to see CHANGE IN NEW YORK AND THE UNITED STATES for my daughter and the daughters of others that face these same unethical measures of the courts and enforcers.


Comment #: NY12511
This judge does not do her best at making sure the child is safe. There was a father who has history of domestic violence and child abuse towards his son and she still allowed the child to stay over. This judge partners with CFS and they don't write accurate reports. All she cared about is hurrying up the case to get it closed and not realizing the best well being of the child.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8486
Adams prioritizes three things in her courtroom: the sanctity of her orders; a bullying pressure on parties to settle; and the appointment and ingratiation of her favored ‘professionals’ who have donated to her election campaigns. Adams regularly fails to schedule mandated hearings prior to custody flips. She delays pre-trial proceedings for years. She neglects to issue decisions six months or more after the conclusion of a trial (although she is mandated to release decisions within 60 days). In one ongoing case, she ordered a mother to undergo years of supervised visitation and ignored Appellate Division directions to reverse the order. Two kids are growing up without their mother as Adams delays a final order after trial. In one case, she put a father on “supervised visits” by the disreputable agency Comprehensive Family Services for eight years – enriching CFS with $15,000, but deeply harming the child. She appoints Brad Nacht as Attorney for the child in the vast majority of her cases. Nacht has charged the parents $45,000 – all thanks to Adams’ appointment. It’s no coincidence that the firm where Nacht worked, Hymowitz & Freeman, was a significant donor to Adams’ election campaign. In that same case, the attorney for the party to whom she awarded custody, was also a donor to Adams’ campaign.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8453
Great Judge. She tries to do the right thing. She has my respect.


Comment #: NY7968
Follows procedure yet my case was "dropped" right in the middle of litigation causing it to be mishandled by 2 unqualified and unlawful judges.


Comment #: NY1967
A definate 7, shes cool and calm.