Hon. Phyllis K. Saxe See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 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. Phyllis K. Saxe


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.