Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Loren Baily-Schiffman


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Litigant

Comment #: NY5109
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I had the unfortunate experience of appearing before this judge in an Article 78 proceeding. The matter came before this judge for an in forma pauperis application. I was unable to pay my court fees because the OCSE had levied my bank account, effectively rendering me penniless. I was seeking justice in the form of an injunction, and this so-called judge denied me relief, despite all of the bank records, tax returns, and unemployment records indicating that I was below the federal poverty guidelines. I guess she believes justice is only for the rich. (To be honest, I wouldn't even rate her at one star, but there is nothing lower.)

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5076
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Baily-Schiffman is wholly unsuited for the bench. She is disrespectful to counsel and witnesses, bellicose, unprofessional, and prone to frequent outbursts. She is unaware or willfully ignorant of simple rules of procedure and evidence. She makes faces and heaves dramatic sighs from the bench in response to testimony, in a manner befitting an ill-behaved four-year-old acting school dropout. Her prejudice against, and contempt for, corporations, as well as their counsel, is not only palpable but, in fact, explicitly stated from the bench. As if that weren't enough, I have yet to appear in her courtroom for a 9:30am motion (or other matter) and have her show up before 10:15am. Her repeated lateness, at least in my own experience, is second only to that of a certain judge in Queens. She is flagrantly unsuited to wear the robe, and is an embarrassing representative for the judiciary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5003
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
We will be blogging about her with all the pertinent verifiable information. More to come -- stay tuned!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4937
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Sorry folks, I've dealt with this judge in guardianship matters and find her excellent. She knows the law and quickly gets who cares for the Alleged Incapacitated Person (AIP) and who is a greedy family member who only cares about the money. She is very compassionate and understanding to the AIP and the family members. One of the very few judges who actually answers her phone. She is tops in my book.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4897
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge is rude, abrupt, and has no judicial temperament, and should not be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3877
Rating:1.3
Comments:
She was reversed (and a jury trial set aside) for refusing to allow defense counsel to poll the jury. What else needs to be said, other then she is nasty, anti-defendant, makes rulings based on her personal animus to anyone not related to a plaintiff, and has absolutely zero respectable judicial temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3860
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Tried a case before her in 2010. Obviously not a legal scholar, but not the worst either. Courteous. I was plaintiff and I think she was leaning toward plaintiff, but not so much to be a problem. Gave a fair shake to defendant.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3815
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Yes, I have to concur with the other statements. This judge is simply biased and a fair trial is irrelevant. She deserves to be ranked as one of the ten worst in NYS.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3343
Rating:1.3
Comments:
In the entirety of my career, this was far and away the worst judge I have ever appeared before. The was biased, ignorant of the law, blatantly assisted the respondents, made continual rulings that were contrary to law, but perhaps the most outrageous of all was her courtroom demeanor which generally involved in verbal attacks, shouting and temper tantrums. It is a shock to me that she is allowed to remain on the bench, as she is capable of causing great harm to the litigants, to say nothing of disgracing the judiciary and the court system in general.

Other

Comment #: NY3209
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
An absolute imbecile when it comes to the law and proper behavior in a courtroom. Extremely biased, almost seems like she bases her decisions on doing the opposite of logic and justice. It is very scary that she is allowed on the bench.

Other

Comment #: NY1809
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased to such an extent as to be unethical

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1716
Rating:1.6
Comments:
In 13 years of litigation in over 15 different states, this judge was the worst I ever had the experience of being in front of. Not only did she have a complete (and admitted) lack of understanding of the substantive area of law, but she had a frightenly horrible lack of understanding of BASIC evidence rules (such as not knowing that "basis for action" comments are NOT hearsay to begin with). She blatantly refused to follow binding precedent on the grounds that she thought the 2d Dept. decided a case wrong, telling us that if we did not like it, then we could just "appeal her." She personally insulted one of our witnesses while he was sitting in the witness box (thankfully, outside the presence of the jury) and repeatedly made visual "comments" about our evidence in front of the jury. She made objections for the other attorney and even offered suggestions to him as to a theory that could be supported by our evidence. I could go on and on about her inappropriate behavior but simply don't have the time. We did not lose the case, so my comments here are not merely sour grapes.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY299
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dead people show more ability than this judge.