Hon. Denise L. Sher See Rating Details

Court of Claims
Nassau 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)

What others have said about Hon. Denise L. Sher


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8586
Rating:Not Rated
In a Courthouse filled with evil, dumb, lazy, criminal (felon Sol Wachtler was a judge here) and/or unqualified judges she has always been nice to me and the other people I have seen her interact with. She may not be perfect (I have never seen her handle a matrimonial case)but for Nassau Supreme she is excellent...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8191
Judge Sher is a fair and compassionate judge with respect for the law, including laws protecting the disabled, such as The American's With Disabilities Act. She will work with counsel for both parties to arrive at a fair and equitable resolution. I have observed no bias whatsoever in her attitude towards any party or attorney, male or female.


Comment #: NY4799
Rating:Not Rated
The woman is a total ass. She fails to even understand a simple fact: she is one-sided towards women and to her friends. In other words, if you're a lawyer who is a friend, you can do no wrong. Thank God for my kids that I got them -- if not, my kids would have been given to their mother, who spent over 40 days in South Oaks. This judge should be disbarred from the bench: her own child killed himself, and a mother who was mentally ill she gave the kids to in 2009 killed all three kids.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4409
I read the prior comments. I have no idea what they were thinking. Justice Sher is a good judge. She is certainly fair and impartial in the manner by which she handles the litigants. In my particular case, she was very "hands on" and, with her help, I was able to settle the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3529
This judge is unfortunately lacking in any quality that makes for a quality jurist. She is a very shallow thinker, injudicious, biased, prejudiced, impatient and she should not be reelected to the bench in Nassau County or any county.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3207
My experiences with this judge in civil litigation is that she is woefully uninformed on the law, and seems to make no effort to change that. She often seems to make rulings from the top of her head on a whim (or a bias) and she lacks the qualities that define a competent jurist. A very unfortunate addition to the bench in the Supreme Court of Nassau County.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY925
She is biased and prejudiced in favor of women over men. Her three reported App Div cases favored wives over husbands, and she was reversed each time. In addition, she gave child custody to a deranged, drug addict mother who had threatened to kill her kids, ignoring the father who testified about the threats. The mother later killed the kids. She does not believe men, period. She does not know the law, is unfair in her rulings, and exercises her discretion with extreme prejudice. She arbitrarily denies requests for adjournments. She is, frankly, stupid, and unable to correctly apply the burden of proof. She could not judge credibility correctly if her life depended on it, and in the mommy murder case, unfortunately, three children lost their lives because she could not judge credibility correctly.