Hon. Suzanne M. Mondo See Rating Details

Criminal Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Suzanne M. Mondo


Court Staff

Comment #: NY8668
She should have retired ever since she embarrassed herself with the NY Post debacle. The real issue wasn't the idiotic Post article itself but how she succumbed to it and became a cowardly Judge who cared more about her job security and public image than the nuances of justice. It's easy to spot invective and have a sharp tongue on the bench...it's difficult to be a real judge and independent, unafeaid of how others judge you. She's notorious for having a blanket policy of never taking a plea to a program in her part EVEN if the DA's office is on board. She doesn't treat people as people but as obstacles in her way as she tried to go home early. Her retirement is soon and it's better for all of us. What a disappointing career. She is efficient at trial...probably cause that's all she cares about. Programs require follow ups and how dare you expect a judge to follow the path of justice!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8544
My first trial was before Judge Mondo. She's a brilliant, thoughtful jurist with no patience for 'effort' on the part of a newly-assigned defense lawyer. She expects impeccable preparation, hates time wasted, leans towards the prosecution's theory of the case, and may punish the client for the lawyer's mistakes. Despite all this, she's one of the fairer judges if only because she's got a sharp legal mind, and a practical approach to jurisprudence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8391
I'm a carreer defense attorney and I have tried several cases before Judge Mondo. She is very bright, hard working, extremely experienced, and generally even handed. You should come prepared and set forth credible arguments; if not you will justly get your ass handed to you. She really is one of the best judges in NYC. To those giving negative reviews I would suggest that they provide more information. Did they simply disagree with the judge on a decision/sentencing? If so is that a fair basis to slam a judge? In my opinion a one sentence negative review tells us nothing and should not be considered in the judge's rating.


Comment #: NY8081
Honorable Judge Suzanne M. Mondo receives this rating for the following reasons. She is both kind yet diligent in the pursuit of justice. She will not hesitate to punish those deserving so. Likewise, she has been known to show mercy to those worthy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4847
What a horrible display of justice! I hope that this judge is victim to the scum she has enabled. She is a terrible person. This poor family didn't deserve this and she made it worse.


Comment #: NY4841
Biker thug 2013 judgement: lack of justice!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1859
Rating:Not Rated
I've been before Mondo as a pro se. Very snappy and quite frankly, unnerving.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1855
Great judgement informed by her years on the bench and distinguished career as a state and federal prosecutor. Where appropriate, she will push for a disposition. Demanding but fair, and a stylish appearance to boot.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY563
A real workhorse - almost like a hybrid of the Energizer Bunny and the Tasmanian Devil. Works harder than any other judge, maybe too hard. Usually fair, and extremely well-reasoned and versed in the law. Will research an issue to death. I had an experience in court where she wanted a defense result, and researched for weeks of adjournments until she realized that she could not find anything. However, she made up for it with her minimal sentencing of the defendant.