Hon. Phyllis K. Saxe See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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* 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. Phyllis K. Saxe



Comment #: NY7479
Rating:Not Rated
I believe most actions to come before her are landlord as petitioner/plaintiff. She is as landlord friendly as I have ever seen -which is saying quite a lot. Looking at the other comments I agree that she is the case for supervision of lower court judges. She simply is not qualified to sit on the bench; I mean by disposition, rather than intellect if only because one would never know anything substantive from her in the law. As a parent, I wonder how she will feel if and when her children see this group of criticisms. As a practicing attorney, I can only hope her term will end soon.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7057
This judge simply is lazy. One has to acknowledge the heavy caseload; but she doesn't even try to read papers. despite two notable pro-tenant rulings, she is really a landlord's judge. bUt mostly she does not do the work of a judge in reading the papers before her. Honestly she makes the best case for the proposal for judge 'testing' to see that they know the cases before them, read the papers, and know the law. OCA should have a department for testing lower court judges -Saxe is not alone; but she is a poor judge (pun intended). I just realized that this echoes the other comment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6157
We make our ratings on judges based on the cases we see before them. Here, I had a respondent who received very cursory treatment. This was a very complex matter -going on over 8 months. She simply did not want to hear about it, had not looked at the file, and ruled for landlord without any real though to the tenant. There was a lot of law to consider and she would have none of it. To my mind: pro landlord attorney.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5809
I say Judge Saxe is pro-defendant in my rating, but I mean pro-defendant as being pro-landlord, pro-corporate, pro-business, etc. Judge Saxe is a Housing Court judge who I found to be very biased in favor of landlords. She made it clear that she does not consider breach of warranty issues like bed bugs and mice to be important. Rather, it is something that people have to live with in NYC. She also seems to hold the belief that caveat emptor applies to residential rentals -- that is, if it is not a nice apartment, you have to live with it. Clearly, she is pro-landlord and does not seem interested in hearing arguments for why tenants should receive significant abatements. In fact, she seemed to think nothing of blatant landlord misconduct, and made inferences in favor of the LL. A bad draw if you are a tenant.