Hon. Ronald A. Zweibel See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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* 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)


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* 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. Ronald A. Zweibel


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Other

Comment #: NY5547
Rating:1.0
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Senile - give him his pension and send him home!

Other

Comment #: NY5543
Rating:1.0
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long live the Inquisition; disrobe this man...

Other

Comment #: NY5541
Rating:Not Rated
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Dude you are a complete scumbag!!! REALLY?

Justice betrayed! Cecily McMillan is a young woman who was sexually assaulted and then falsely arrested by a NYC police officer!

The court process showed clear bias on the part of Judge Zweibel in favor of the prosecution. Evidence of the officer's prior acts of aggression and falsification of evidence was not allowed.

Sir you are a complete joke and deserve to be thrown out of office! You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself!!!!

Other

Comment #: NY5522
Rating:Not Rated
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Upon what basis is this unsavoury individual described as "honourable"? It isn't only in the USA that people have heard of Zweibel's foul behaviour in the case of Ms McMillan. Who has the power to sack this dodgy little twat? Get rid of him!

Other

Comment #: NY5441
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge Zweibel needs to be investigated based on the Cecily Case. It's a real shame that this can still happen in 2014. God Help Us All.....Amen.

Other

Comment #: NY5437
Rating:1.0
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He needs to retire with his bad attitude and obvious bias!

Other

Comment #: NY5436
Rating:Not Rated
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Obviously this judge should not be living in a civilized society, but what about the City of New York's decision to prosecute; doesn't it bear some responsibility here?

Other

Comment #: NY5434
Rating:Not Rated
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In my opinion your handling in the OCCUPY case involving Cecily McMillan borders on misconduct. And it is my sincere hope that the Appellate Division investigates you

Other

Comment #: NY5424
Rating:Not Rated
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Do you really think a decent and fair minded person is going to be allowed to remain in the judges position? The government needs people like Zweibel to ensure they win cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5423
Rating:1.0
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His insistence on disallowing any & all avenues of evidence that might lead to some advantage for the defendant is the opposite of impartiality. It indicates a visceral siding with the powers that reign, just like in a military court martial. In fact, it shows MORE! It shows a deep meanness of the sort dealt out to PFC Manning during the cruel treatment visited upon her. Judge Zweibel has revealed himself to possess the mind of a jailor and sadist. If we knew more about the inner workings of the mind of U.S. Supreme Court justice Anthony Scalia, I have no doubt they would coincide with what Judge Zweibel has revealed about himself. There's a shared glee in throwing in with the establishment and making the pips squeak

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5420
Rating:1.0
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This judge should be disbarred.

Other

Comment #: NY5419
Rating:1.0
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This man's despicable actions degrades our justice system and the rule of law.
Corruption cloaked in robes.

Litigant

Comment #: NY5416
Rating:2.0
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The "Honorable" Ronald A. Zweibel.

Politician. Glad-hander. Authoritarian. Self-serving fraud. Bully. Thief.

The American "justice" System is a fraud. An elaborate hoax primarily intended to enforce and maintain the same old power structures... "Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land! Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need! Of work the men! Of take the pay! Of owning everything for one's own greed!"

"We, the people, must redeem" he said.

But everyone thinks the play is real. 'It's not fair, but it's complicated and I just don't understand', they say, convincing themselves that their world is sane, and good, and that it does not require their moral opposition.

They know better. We know better.

And Judge Ronald Zweibel can look back on his life and tell himself it was good, and important, and that society recognized his moral quality and piercing intellect.

It never ceases to amaze... We whisper shining falsehoods into our children's ears, and every day breathe life into a great all-consuming lie. A lie agreed upon that is granted power over all of our lives. "Who are you that draws your veil across the stars?

The same old stupid plan
Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak."

Other

Comment #: NY5413
Rating:1.0
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This "judge" sentenced an Occupy Wall Street participant to 90 days in jail because she was molested by a cop and elbowed him. This "cop" has a LONG record of abuse that the judge refused to acknowledge. This "judge" is a hack who protects thug cops. THIS is our new Justice America.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5412
Rating:1.0
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I just read the Village Voice article about Cecily McMillan. In that article, I read judge Zweibel's evidentiary rulings disallowing various items of defense evidence to the jury. The rule disallowing evidence that suggests a propensity to commit related crimes only protects criminal defendants, not prosecution witnesses. Thus, the cop's prior bad acts should have been allowed, as should the other evidence. I have no dog in this fight, but judge Zweibel is like a lot of other city judges: he is a political hack. That's how he got the job. Most judges who make these kinds of evidentiary rulings are politically connected. They're not qualified for higher judgeships and no law firm would touch them. So they end up in criminal court or civil court. The Appellate Terms are no different. Our state's Chief Judge, Jonathan Lippman, is just such a hack, and he admnistratively appointed many such hacks to various criminal and civil judgeships in the city. Many judges are unfair in their rulings, and we need a massive overhaul of the state's judiciary. I can totally relate to what Martin Stolar, McMillan's attorney, went through. Just imagine what the pro se litigants have to go through in our housing court system with clowns like Zweibel on the bench, not to mention those precious few in the criminal court system, who can't find a trustworthy state-appointed criminal defense attorney to fight for them. I hold Jonathan Lippman fully responsible for these travesties of justice. Governors Spitzer and Patterson (clowns themselves) helped put this clown in power.

Other

Comment #: NY5411
Rating:1.0
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Judge Ronald Zweibel is an awful judge who should not be allowed to practice law ever again. I have met and known Cecilly McMillan, and she is a smart educated young woman who is a person who wants to make the world a better place. In the trial, Cecily was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, who had sexually abused her. She, using a natural reflex of fighting of the culprit, has her facing 7 years of jail. The police beather to the ground, denied her a lawyer, and stopped the EMT's from trying to give her medical attention. If the Judge sentences her, then he is condoning officers to sexually abuse innocent young people. It makes me scared to go out side knowing that a human being would condone such terrible treatment. The Judge is way to arrogant. I wonder how he would feel if an officer sexually abused his wife, of daughter or mother, or any female loved one. JudgeZweibel makes me sick to my stomach.

Other

Comment #: NY5398
Rating:Not Rated
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"A prosecutor's best friend" seems very appropriate after the his adjudication of Cecily McMillan.

Other

Comment #: NY5397
Rating:1.0
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I followed the trial of Cecily McMillan closely. Her assault and arrest was horrifying but this judge's handling of her case makes me frightened for our justice system. Judge Zweibel did not allow VIDEO and PHOTO evidence to support Cecily's case. He did not allow evidence of the police officer's history oif prior assaults and falsification of evidence. He showed complete bias against the Defense lawyer. This judge represents the State Sponsored smack down of civil dissent, and the 1st and 4th Amendment. He should be investigated for judicial overreach in sending Cecily to Riker's Island with NO BAIL when she is not an elopement risk. Rapists, drug dealers and worse get bail but a young graduate student does not? This is not a case of a criminal getting off free. It is the case of a sexual assault victim being made the criminal. This judge had an agenda and he fulfilled it. He should be brought up on ethics charges and disbarred. BTW, I am not a lawyer but I have a PHD and know a bit about things. This judge made a mockery of our justice system and makes us a disgrace in the eyes of the world by condoning police violence and showing that the US suppresses human rights just like the dictators and fascists we so self-righteously acccuse. Shame! Shame! Shame!

Other

Comment #: NY5396
Rating:4.0
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I recently saw Hon. Zweibel adjudicate a case and I was extremely disappointed by his obvious bias and favoritism towards the prosecution. I don't think he is intentionally a bad judge; he just seems to have a tremendous inability to examine his own behavior. Not to mention a big ego.

Other

Comment #: NY5395
Rating:1.0
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On May 5th, 2014 - following a prejudicial one-sided 'show trial', Judge Ronald A. Zweibel deliberately chose to make an example of an innocent woman. In doing so, he made a mockery of due process and perverted the justice system. Judge Zweibel sent an innocent victim of 'sexual assault' to Rikers without bail. Cecily McMillan faces a possible term of 7 years, yet it was NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell who should have been on trial and sitting in jail, not Cecily. Make your voice heard and help bring #Justice4Cecily
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100 Centre Street, Room 1116, 11th Floor - New York, New York 10013

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Other

Comment #: NY5390
Rating:1.0
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Horrid little man

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5386
Rating:1.0
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You have single handedly weakened the democratic system in the United States. You should be ashamed of yourself, and removed from the bench. Citizens have a right to a fair trial and you summarily denied that right to Cecily McMillan. I hope you lose sleep over this, as will all the other citizens who now know their power to exercise their first amendment rights will remain at the whim of sociopathic men in power.

Other

Comment #: NY5385
Rating:Not Rated
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The "Honorable" judge?
Judging by what you did to the woman in the occupy wall street trial I'd say you are nothing more than a jackass.
Most Honorably, Bill Howell

Other

Comment #: NY5384
Rating:Not Rated
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Best friend a prosecutor ever had. Must be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: NY5380
Rating:1.0
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This judge should be disrobed and charged with malfeasance in regard to the case of Cecily McMillan.

Other

Comment #: NY5368
Rating:1.0
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Needs to be removed from the bench like most of the judges appointed during the bush years before they ruin this Country...This judge like many others of his kind seem to have forgotten that they are public servants.

Other

Comment #: NY5366
Rating:1.0
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Judge Zweibel's gag order on the attorneys for Cecily McMillan was not only unconstitutional--it was CRIMINAL MALFEASANCE.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5364
Rating:1.9
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Should be removed from the bench. Has absolutely no regard or understanding for constitutional rights of defendants. Heavily biased towards prosecution, he seeks to punish defendants. Most recently, he ordered a defendant to be jailed before she has even been sentenced. This was a total abomination of the Constitution.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2757
Rating:2.0
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He is nothing more than a prosecutor with a robe. Believes every defendant has committed the crime of the century and should recieve the max.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1274
Rating:2.0
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I am a general practitioner and sat in on some of the pre-trial and trial dates for my former client who was represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney. I found Judge Zweibel to be very biased in favor of the prosecution. He made surprising rulings that seemed to deny some of the defendant's most basic constitutional rights. He also appeared to look the other way on a serious issue of prosecutorial misconduct, including the withholding and tampering of evidence, and would refuse to count some of the prosecutor's long delays towards the defendant's right to a speedy trial. His evidentiary rulings almost always appeared to favor the ADA, and he made it very difficult for the defense attorney to admit even the most basic evidence at trial. He continuously sustained the ADA's objections to the defense attorney's questions, and made the defense attorney sweat and suffer at getting in even the most basic material and relevant evidence. Thank goodness the jury was not swayed by Judge Zweibel's hostility towards the defendant and still found him not guilty (it was a riduculous charge and prosecution brought by the ADA, which never should have been prosecuted in the first place). I found Judge Zweibel to be unfair towards the defendant and his attorney. I am glad that this forum exists to permit some minor recourse and feedback for what would otherwise be the unbridled power wielded by judges, sometimes unfairly.