Hon. Cheryl Gonzales See Rating Details

Housing Court
New York County
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Civil Court of the City of New York

Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Cheryl Gonzales


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6900
I lost the matter that I had before this Judge. She is not as bad as the other two reviewers paint. She listens to argument, asks cogent questions, and like any other Judge, makes some mistakes. She is not a complete disaster.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6871
This judge is the main problem of why NYC has very little affordable housing and dismal housing quality. She is bias and pro landlord. I had a case before her with a landlord who had over 100 HPD violations, she did nothing to the landlord - no fines, no rent abatement, etc. She allows criminal conduct in housing cases. She screams to interrupt attorneys for no good reason. The Black and Hispanic community stupidly think that she represents them, when in reality she mostly takes away their affordable housing to give to the wealthy landlords to deregulate their buildings. Basically, she transfers wealth from the poor and middle class and gives to the wealthy landlords. NYS and NYC tax payers provide affordable housing to NYC and this judge transfers the tax payer funded housing to the landlords to personally profit by deregulation. Just look around you and view all of the women and children who are homeless in NYC. Then look at how many evictions and building deregulation that has happened in NYC in the last 5 years. This is a bought and paid for judge. She needs to be removed from the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5960
This judge wants no-nonsense quick dipositions. If a judge could say 'talk to the hand' -she'd be the first to do it. Several issues of law were raised both in the matter before I stood up, and in mine. If it did not comport with quotidian practice, she did not know -or care to know- what to make of it. In housing part, complexities whether of facts or law generally favor the tenant. The result is that she is a judge whose judicial temperament favors landlords. Having been in front of her, and seeing her treatment of the issues, that's my view.