Hon. Nelson S. Roman See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 20 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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. Nelson S. Roman


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3215
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Justice Roman is a knowledgeable, even tempered and fair judge. His goal is always to provide the highest quality judicial intervention in the most efficient manner.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3214
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Appeared before the judge on several appeals. Asked relevant questions. Very respectful. Exhibited common sense and a sense of fairness.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3213
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Simply the best!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3212
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Well respected by bench and bar. Extremely fair on trial rulings. Expects counsel to be be prepapred.Constantly tries to settle cases. Good demeanor

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3204
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Frequently appeared before the judge in Bronx Supreme. Known as one of the better judges in the court house. Scholarly lengthy opinions. Extremely fair. Great temperment. Not a drama queen. Not prone to outburst like other jduges in the Bronx.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3195
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Diligent and dedicated to promote fairness and justice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3192
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Respectable judge, good demeanor, and excellent trial judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3188
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Handled several commercial matter before this judge. Very polite and very active in trying to settle matters. Issued timely and comprehensive decisions on motions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3187
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Impressed with his courtroom demeanor. Only short coming, did not tolerate ill-prepared attorneys. Tried to ensure trial ran smoothly. Did not agree with some rulings but extremely fair. Better than most trial judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3182
Rating:10.0
Comments:
good judge. great demeanor

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3173
Rating:9.3
Comments:
I have appeared before J. Roman on several occassions and have been assigned to him as a trial judge as well.

J. Roman has always acted professionally; his decisions are well written and his demenor on the bench has always been professional; he works at resolving issues and is an active participant in settling matters when appropriate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1833
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Handled various commercial matters before said judge while in Civil Supreme. No drama. Very professional.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1808
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Appeared before the judge complex personal injury matter with very serious monetary exposure. Very fair and most instrumental in settling matter. Resolved motion expeditiously and rendered well reasoned decision

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1148
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Just settled complex commercial matter before this judge. Seemed extremely fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1084
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
you guys are funny
but 1081, why do you give a 9.4 without any explanation

Prosecutor

Comment #: NY1083
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
REALLY? see below

Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Nelson S. Roman, J.), entered August 17, 2007, which granted motions by defendants Estate of Sol Goldman, 41-45 West 34, Midboro Holding Company, Winoker Realty Co. (collectively the Goldman defendants) and Alliance Elevator Company d/b/a Unitec Elevator Company s/h/a Unitek/North American Elevator Service for summary judgment dismissing the complaint as against them, unanimously affirmed, without costs. Order, same court and Justice, entered on or about January 18, 2007, which, to the extent appealed from, denied so much of the motion by defendant Newmark & Company Real Estate for summary judgment on its cross claim against Midboro Holding for contractual indemnification, *****unanimously reversed********, on the law, without costs, that portion of the motion granted, and the matter remanded for further proceedings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1081
Rating:9.4
Comments:
The previous comments are not correct. On 5/19, the court was affirmed in one case and in a second case he was afirmmed and reversed in part. The cases appeared to have involved complex issues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1080
Rating:1.7
Comments:
doesn't look like a personal hit to me, previous comment gives a rating of 9/10 with no explanation. seems suspicious. By the way, this judge just got unanimously reversed by the app div. http://www.courts.state.ny.us/REPORTER/3dseries/2009/2009_03927.htm
Not an uncommon occurrance.

Other

Comment #: NY1079
Rating:9.0
Comments:
looks like all of the negative ratings are coming from one firm. Looks like a personal hit to me

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1062
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Well published jurist. Decisions are comprehensive. Very good trial judge. Lets you try your case. Issues fair evidentiary rulings. Fairminded.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1012
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Clueless when it comes to basic legal concepts. His demeanor was acceptable, but wholly unskilled in being an effective judge. Surely there is some other line of work this person could find.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY767
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Not fit for commercial cases involving any complex issues; waits outrageously long to issue decisions. Totally inconsiderate and insensitive to anything but his own needs and schedule.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY615
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Justice Roman has no business trying anything other than the most simple of cases. He is arrogant and demanding and the most inconsiderate judge I have ever appeared before when it comes to scheduling. Before my trial began he thought he was funny describing the many different reasons that would be unacceptable to get an adjournment or be late and then he proceeded to be late every single day of my two-week trial -- including not showing up at all one day. Completely unsophisticated and barely seemed able to keep himself awake to listen to the testimony.