Hon. Sabrina B. Kraus See Rating Details

Housing Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Sabrina B. Kraus



Comment #: NY5201
This judge presents herself as being very inexperienced and biased. She is pro-landlord, no matter what evidence is presented. She violated approximately nine laws as a judge during my case, and forced me to sign a lease that contained false information by promising eviction and telling me that I would lose the case, before reviewing any evidence. This judge is too familiar with landlord attorneys, and clearly needs to be removed from the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4894
This is my opinion: I agree with comment #NY4507. She can be quite nasty, and lots of her determinations are emotionally based -- heaven forbid if she takes a dislike to your client-tenant or doesn't feel sorry enough for them, they will lose their case. I don't know how she was appointed with her temperament. She is far from objective and unbiased, and does not belong on the bench.


Comment #: NY4507
Pro-landlord from what I've seen; she used to work for a landlord-focused firm, too. She's let landlords get away with fraud in court and refused to reconsider when significant proof of this was offered. If she takes a dislike to you she can be snide, snarky and even nasty, although I think she starts out trying to be even-handed. She can exhibit reactive sensitivity that arguments which might counter her perspective or ruling aren't just arguments; she allows herself to sometimes construe them personally or perhaps as rebellious--she appears to permit herself to see them as challenges against HER vs. simple challenges to her ruling; this seriously undermines her effectiveness, because she then resorts to unjust reactions and rulings.