Hon. Arlene Bluth See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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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)
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What others have said about Hon. Arlene Bluth


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Other

Comment #: NY5057
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As a former (and now retired) court employee, I have held my tongue for years, but upon reading the comments about Judge Bluth on this site, I can't help but support the authors thereof by joining in, almost as a public service. I don't necessarily agree that Judge Bluth is not bright, but I absolutely agree with all of the other observations -- specifically, that she does not know the law well, and takes her insecurities out on everyone else (litigants and staff) by insulting and "flailing" at them. I think that Judge Bluth might very well fit the textbook definition of "narcissistic bully" -- although, in all fairness, she wouldn't be entirely alone in that category among New York judges.

Other

Comment #: NY4997
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a rich psychopath who bought her political position. She spit on my front door and banged on the walls when our neighbor kept bags of garbage in the hallway. She lived illegally in a deceased co-op resident's apartment until she was finally thrown out after a fierce battle with the management company. She is bad, bad, bad news.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4863
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This judge defines all that is broken with the judiciary. She is arrogant, demeaning, obnoxious and not too bright. She was wrong on almost every factual point that she raised. When shown to be so, she does not apologize or even consider some humility, but rather continues to flail about. Everyone is smirking behind her back, but she thinks that she is quite the superior jurist. She obviously was promoted through a political machine, with no interest in judicial temperament and every interest in paying back favors.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4629
Rating:1.6
Comments:
This judge embodies the deadly combination of rudeness, ignorance of the prevailing law, and the apparent inability to exercise even basic legal reasoning.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4351
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Like the other comments say, Bluth is unpleasant and nasty, not to mention, incapable of being efficient in the use of her time when parties and counsel are left waiting patiently. It needs to be said that those parties and counsel appeared on time, while Bluth waltzed into the court room around 10:30 and then finally took the bench at 11:00 with no apoligies to anyone, including her staff.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3503
Rating:4.7
Comments:
Rough around the edges does not being to describe her. A little surly. If she were a Disney character, she would be Maleficent, and that comment is unfair to Maleficent.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2814
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Always in a bad mood. Makes it seem like you're imposing on her by having her make a decision.