J.H.O. Gammerman See Rating Details

JHO/Support Magistrates
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 21 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 J.H.O. Gammerman


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4030
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Awful and seems to be losing his grip. Apparently volunteering as a JHO, but should not be permitted in the court system, IMO. Get any decision on an appealable paper.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3467
Rating:3.0
Comments:
He is rude and arrogant. Sexist too

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3376
Rating:5.3
Comments:
It should be J.O. Gammerman. After retiring as one of the most arrogant, opinionated, although probably hard working judges in the history the of NYS Supreme Court, tried his hand as a mediator. But nobody wanted him, justifiably, because of his horrid reputation. Is now back in the system haunting only the most masochistic attorneys who agree to use him as an adjudicator.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2993
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the finest judges I have appeared before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2539
Rating:5.5
Comments:
Irascible, and disrespectful to counsel.Has the audacity to field calls from his wife while in the middle of a motion or trial. Also interferes with the examination of a witness by counsel and then directs to the jury his opinion of what the witness has testified to while interfering with counsel's curative attempts.

He's a disaster. Don't know how he ever got appointed or elected?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2088
Rating:1.0
Comments:
JHO Ira Gamerman is the worst! I asked for an adjournment of a trial because my client was out of state. I had called his part and his staff said because it was the first time on, it would be granted.
JHO Gammerman denied it and said if my client was not in court the next day, he would dismiss my case.

My client had to buy an emergency flight at substantial expense. After doing so, his clerk called me the next day and said that JHO Gammerman had to go to some conference and that the case was adjourned for a couple of weeks.

That was very inconsiderate to say the least.

I heard he retired and is working at some ADR place. I would never use him for ADR or anything. His retirment from the bench benefits all lawyers, litigants, and society in general.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1910
Rating:7.6
Comments:
Belongs in the 60 Centre Street Hall of Fame. He's not the best judge but definitely one of the best personalities to grace the courthouse.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1778
Rating:4.8
Comments:
He is a very smart man. Many times he uses his fierce intelligence to cut through nonsense and arrive at good decisions. His judicial temperment is horrid. He is nasty and unaccomodating. He makes rude comments about attorneys in front of clients. He is a smart man, bad judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1582
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Deserves a lot more credit. Excellent jurist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY839
Rating:8.7
Comments:
Justice Gammerman is one of the best judges I have encountered. He is right on the money on legal issues, cuts through the BS, and usually comes up with a better decision than the appellate division.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY748
Rating:8.8
Comments:
His years of experience result in his instantly sizing up a case. He is quick and will appropriately urge settlement to both parties. A good smart judge who will not impose drastic remedies absent more than just cause.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY537
Rating:3.6
Comments:
This guy should retire now! Why OCS hasn't shown him the door, is beyond me. He must know where all the bodies are buried.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY503
Rating:5.7
Comments:
Snap decisions based on initial impressions and then unwilling to change his mind regardless of the facts.
Doesn't care about parties' needs when scheduling - completely unreasonable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY393
Rating:9.6
Comments:
You get a decision very promptly and he is right very often. He does the job and takes it seriously. Even when he is wrong, you get a chance to appeal before the case has died from old age.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY362
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the best commercial judges. He will do his own research on a motion for summary judgment, and correctly resolve issues not raised by the parties. Somewhat slow in deciding, but the results are worth it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY358
Rating:5.9
Comments:
Judge Gammerman is a terrific trial judge, who hears, understands and remembers virtually everything. He will interject his own questions from time to time, but they are generally on the money, and he does not, in my experience "take over" from trial counsel, although I have heard the contrary. However, he can take forever to decide post-trial motions or render his decisions in bench trials. At the pretrial stage, he is prone to snap judgments from the bench. However extensively briefed, motions are generally decided based on counsel's oral presentations at the bench. When he gives a more considered decision, it is generally read into the record in the courtroom, without much if any treatment of legal precedent. Yet, based on his many years of experience, he makes the right decision most of the time and moves the case along quickly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY352
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is the best. I have had numerous matters before him and he cuts through the nonsense and gets the job done quickly and efficiently.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY335
Rating:9.1
Comments:
He cuts through discovery issues quickly, with a very desirable no-nonsense approach and zero tolerance for the all-too-common refusals to produce.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY198
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Exceptional judge. And his high opinion of himself is actually deserved.