Hon. Sylvia G. Ash See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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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. Sylvia G. Ash


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8771
The 12/1/16 poster got it right. Huge holes in knowledge of evidence, disclosure and fundamental civil practice principles. Not treating parties fairly in my case and even if she did, riding the fence isn't dispensing justice. You have to pick a lane and if you can't when its clear, there is a real problem.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY8358
While she is not strong on the law, J. Ash will research the issue. Unusual in Brooklyn Supreme Court, J. Ash treats both defendants and plaintiffs fairly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8256
Not knowledgeable enough to sit on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6336
Great demeanor. Lovely person. Tries to do the right thing with each case/decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1201
Great temperament; efficient. Listens carefully to all arguments before making a ruling. She is fair and objective.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY979
Judge Ash may have the best temperament of any judge in New York City. Unfortunately, she is inexperienced. Given time, she will probably be a fine trial judge. She has a great heart.
During a recent trial, my opponent kept making frivolous objection after frivolous objection. Also, at the charge conference, it was obvious that my opponent tried to pull a few fast ones and I pointed out the errors to the judge.
My feeling was that several objections were sustained just because there were so many. Also, the judge should have stuck it to my opponent for attempting to pull the wool over her eyes several times with his ludicrous claims. Most judges would have stuck it to the attorney who was constantly wrong. I fault her for failing to do so. A judge cannot reward an attorney who constantly makes bogus arguments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY543
She has a great sense of fairness. Treats attorneys as professionals.