Hon. Martin J. Schulman See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 25 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Martin J. Schulman


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5319
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Not a fair man, to put it nicely.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5190
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Having had numerous cases with Judge Schulman over the years, I can say that he is one of the best trial judges before whom I have ever tried a case. He is thoughtful, deliberate and truly cares. And he has a marvelous and sincere judicial temperament.

Litigant

Comment #: NY5069
Rating:10.0
Comments:
His performance in court is excellent. He actively cites case law, standing, and precedent. I have appeared in his court two times, due to NYCHHC holding me hostage for the $1,500 per night insurance money when I was totally and completely lucid. Additionally, after being summarily discharged from his court on December 26, 2013, the Corporation's Hospital staff tried to involve me in a kickback scheme by trying to send me to a homeless shelter on Brooklyn's Pitkin Avenue.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4664
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Clearly one of the most outstanding judges in Supreme Court, New York County. This is the consensus of actively practising trial lawyers.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4643
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Judge Schulman is fair. He won't sugarcoat the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4563
Rating:5.1
Comments:
Unfortunately, Judge Schulman epitomizes all that is wrong with the Queens Supreme Court. Incompetent imbeciles are on the bench there, with no regard for the rule of law, and no respect for litigants or lawyers. Abandon hope, all ye who enter there.

Other

Comment #: NY4459
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Only one time experience. On time, joker, and serious about moving his cases along. Came up with a brilliant interpretation that shocked both sides. Tough but fair, and no wasting his time

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4279
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Will not grant adjournments even on consent, even for a reasonable time, even if you are nowhere near standards and goals. Will however, helpfully offer to dismiss your case.

Other

Comment #: NY4025
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Really bad. Not interested in justice or fairness at all, just in freeing up his time. Huge bias. Proports to be acting impartially. HAH.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4004
Rating:1.1
Comments:
An atrocity in a robe. No skills or temperament and should be out peddling tickets to the court officer's ball.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3604
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible, simply a terrible TAP judge. He does not conference cases and refuses to listen to attorneys. He's quick to scream "get out and and pick a jury" regardless of the circumstances.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3311
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Agree with the other comments, he has no business being on the bench. Rude, no judicial temperament, treats attorneys with no respect. An embarassment to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2740
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Just plain nasty. Has no business being a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2470
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He has no business being in a courtroom, let alone trying to act like a judge. He has no patience, always looks like he's about to have a heart attack and exudes disrespect.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2452
Rating:1.9
Comments:
I agree with all of the below noted comments. He is the worst TAP judge!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1903
Rating:2.9
Comments:
Simply, he is the worst TAP judge in the City of N.Y. All of the other comments are 100% accurate. He does not even attempt to settle a case. He obtains preliminary information about the case and then says "Go pick a jury" which is his solution to every request. If you want an adjournment on the 2nd or 3rd appearance you are in jeopardy, depending on his mood, that he will dismiss (plaintiff) or put you in default (defendant) if you do not pick a jury despite the fact that the action is far from the standards and goals. Three years ago, I requested an short adjournment on the 2nd appearance because my client's, who lives in Florida, mother died the night before. Also, the standard and goals date was six months away. To make a long story short, he dismissed my case. My situation is not an isolated incident and over the years I have heard worse stories. Otherwise, everyone else in that part from the clerks to the court officers are a real pleasure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1846
Rating:1.8
Comments:
The worst---angry and intemperate. Will make a decision without reading the submitted papers.

Has no desire to work but to push matters out and get rid of them no matter the circumstances.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1811
Rating:3.4
Comments:
The side with the money wins in this judge's courtroom. I believe him to be personally honest, but he has no empathy at all for poor people or inarticulate people. Pro se litigants in his courtroo might as well just give up and go home, because he virtually always sides with the lawyer over the unpresented party. Also, he is not killing himself with work. Motions take forever when he gets them, and he never gets to the courtroom before 10:15.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1780
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Miserable. Arbitrary. Unreasonable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1696
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Cardoza would be rolling over in his grave if he knew this is what the Judiciary in NY has degraded to. He does nothing other than sit in the trial assignment part and blames lawyers for cases being past standards and goals because of his own ineptitude.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1526
Rating:2.5
Comments:
I do not know where he found the ambition to run for office. He does nothing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1285
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Horrible attitude, would be better served working desk 22 at a local DMV...if he had the skill required handle the work. Oddly, the rest of the people working in his part are terrific.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1259
Rating:2.0
Comments:
An absolute nightmare to have to deal with. Everyone else in his part is a pleasure to deal with but no lawyer should have to put up with his piss poor demeanor, arrogance and attitudinal despise of the bar who are forced to appear before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1120
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Schulman lacks judicial temperament, imagination, patience, insight and a willingness to attempt to resolve real problems. He can be irascible, and his one-size-fits-all solution is "pick a jury." His only saving grace is his wonderful Law Secretary who should be the one wearing the black robe.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY929
Rating:1.3
Comments:
This guy is the worst of the worst. He has no idea what it means to be a judge, let alone a TAP judge! What a joke! How did this guy get on the bench?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY905
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Judge Schulman knows how to do one thing, and one thing only, and that is to direct the attorneys to select a jury. He has a very poor attitude toward the attorneys who appear before him. Very unimpressive. He makes no effort to discuss the law, or the facts of a case, and does not grant adjournments. It is impossible to say whether he knows any law or not, since the law does not ever come into consideration in his part.