Hon. Fred Hirsh See Rating Details

District Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Fred Hirsh


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6334
I miss him. How is it that Judge Hirsch gets the boot, but Andrea Phoenix is still on the bench? Nassau County voters, please wake up and get Judge Hirsh back on the bench.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY5976
Hirsh is an excellent judge. Very fair. Just make sure you're respectful and you only speak when spoken to.


Comment #: NY4445
Time to retire. As they get old they get bad. They forget who elected them in the first place.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1310
Judge Hirsh is not a bad guy. For the most part, as long as you are respectful of him and don't play games, he will be fair to you. He does have a tendency to take things out on attorneys if he is having a bad day. Also, his court clerk is a vindictive little troll who has a severe Napoleon complex. Hirsh seems to know this, and does keep him in his place to a point. But on matters where the clerk has free rein, he will make an attorney's life miserable. The reasons for this are unclear, as he is an equal opportunity jerk and doesn't just target plaintiffs or defendants. It is likely some form of "white collar envy", despite the fact that this troll probably has better work hours, better benefits, more sick and vacation time, and a more lucrative pension plan than most of the poor slob associates that appear in District Court. If Hirsh could just banish him to Judge Phoenix's chambers, we could consolidate two nightmares into one courtroom, and an appearance before Hirsh would not be as bad.