Hon. Jeffrey Arlen Spinner See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Jeffrey Arlen Spinner



Comment #: NY6705
Rating:Not Rated
this Judge was recused from a Divorce Lawyer Firm's cases because of BIAS. Appeal decision. BIAS!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6340
Honest, fair, honorable


Comment #: NY6339
The best judge on the bench. Fair and honorable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5235
I never met this judge. His court clerk runs his cases. I applied for a traverse hearing because I was never properly served. I filed as a pro se litigant, and was told by three attorneys that my paperwork was good and that it would have gotten them a traverse hearing. The first paperwork the law clerk threw out. The second set of paperwork, Judge Spinner rejected the right to prove that I was never served. I didn't write the address where I lived at the time of service. I hired a attorney five weeks after the first set of paperwork was thrown out. My attorney never filed with the court, so the judge and the law clerk thought that I was still pro se. Guess what I lost? I found out that I lost my home -- for $3,200 in condo fees and no mortgage. This judge allowed this case to be in foreclosure court for $3,200. Judge Spinner is no longer the judge that he was yesterday -- he's afraid of being overturned again in the appellate court. I lost my home because of his abuse and his law clerk's abuse.


Comment #: NY4791
I found this judge to be very knowledgeable and fair. He does not use his black robe to berate anyone or appear superior, and tries to put litigants at ease. He has empathy and knows the law. The attorneys in Suffolk County respect Judge Spinner. He is by far one of, if not the best, judge on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4790
Unfortunately, the people who do not like the results that are fair and simply justice served are the ones that turn to the ratings forums such as these to complain. Those who are satisfied and feel that the judge was of great judicial temperament, of brilliant mind, caring, empathy and such, don't find their way to these boards.

I was just told of this board by a fellow attorney and I am happy to tell you the truth about Judge Spinner. I have tried cases before Judge Spinner and I have won cases and lost cases. The cases were handled as they should have been handled. The cases I lost I deserved to lose, on the facts and on the law -- as brilliant as I am.

This judge is patient and kind. He allows everyone to be heard. He is brilliant and knows the law far more than every other judge and lawyer that walks the halls of that courthouse.

Shame on those of you who have sour grapes and turn to this board to try and ruin a career because you didn't win. You didn't win for a reason -- and it wasn't the judge. It was the facts and the law -- that is the simple truth.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4781
I have spent hundreds of hours before this judge. He has a perfect judicial temperament, a kind empathy for the parties who appear before him, a full knowledge of the law, and most importantly, he never abuses the power of the robe. So many times judges are given the black robe and they become God. Not this judge. Fair, impartial, brilliant, a previous private practitioner (as opposed to a lifetime civil servant who cannot understand how real people earn a living) who truly cares about his role.


Comment #: NY3328
Denies due process, discovery and evidence submission by prose litigants in his court, misconduct by Suffolk County Judges and attorneys deny due process and all commit misconduct in collusion violating Color of Law and Due Process.They violate oath and professional ethics to coverup their misconduct illegally.youtube.com Suffolk County Court Corruption

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1972
Rating:Not Rated
Went to touro pre accreditation I think that says it all as to his innate ability.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1961
Makes the law up as he goes along, just got spanked hard, by the appellate division, is a loose canon.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1449
Great in every way. A supurb jurist and individual. Clone him. I tried a case before him. It was a bench trial. I lost, but nevertheless, I came away very impressed with him. One of the very best in the county.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1243
Rating:Not Rated
Three cheers for this Judge who, as I read in today's NYLJ, actually cancelled a bank's mortgage due to its duplicitous conduct in foreclosure proceedings. Here are some highlights from the LJ article:

A lender's "unconscionable, vexatious and opprobrious" conduct in attempting to foreclose on a Long Island home has prompted a state judge to cancel the mortgage on the property.

And he said that he found it "deeply troubling" that the bank had spurned what would have been a "win-win" solution for all parties.

Instead of negotiating, he said that the bank had engaged in "harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive" treatment of the homeowner.

"It was evident from [the bank representative's] opprobrious demeanor and condescending attitude that no proffer by Defendant (short of consent to foreclosure and ejectment of Defendant and her family) would be acceptable to Plaintiff," the judge wrote, adding that even a "desperate" offer of a deed in lieu of foreclosure was "met with bland equivocation."

The judge concluded that the banks' conduct was "wholly unsupportable at law or in equity, greatly egregious and so completely devoid of good faith that equity cannot be permitted to intervene on its behalf."

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I hope the lower court record is clean, but it certainly is refreshing [and heartening] to see a judge actually dispensing substantial equity to pro-se defendant against a large national bank.

We need more Judge Spinners.