Hon. Robin K. Sheares See Rating Details

Family Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.5 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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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Litigant

Comment #: NY12878
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a horrible judge when she was a Family Court Judge. She never let me speak a word without her interrupting, she never took any evidence I had against my abuser, she yelled at me every chance she got. She was rude, she was biased, and racist as well. She doesn't like women and would hand custody to the unfit fathers. There was a case where a father was living in the street and the mother had a place to stay and she awarded custody to the father. She is sexist and misogynistic. For those seeking her, please get a motion to change to another judge, she will ruin your life. She destroyed a lot of lives with her power trips. She has yelled at staff and other litigants with her god complex. She is the reason why I am traumatized about going to any court. She needs to be disbarred and not transferred. [Redactged by Ed.] She does not deserve to wear the robe.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12606
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have never seen such incompetence in my life. She is lazy and she just wants to get cases off her desk. She does not read the papers or evidence. Her work is ripe for appeal and she is obviously hiding her bets that the matter will not go that far. Horrible judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12332
Rating:3.5
Comments:
Judge Sheares just doesn't seem to care much about the law or facts. She is reflexively proplaintiff and impervious to persuasion by rational argument. She does have a nice personality though but I don't think that's enough to be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11881
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rules purely by ego. Does not have the temperament or ability to be a judge. Avoid if at all possible, regardless of which side you are on.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11502
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She completely ignores the law and favors the plaintiff if the defendant is a big company. Our policy to choose an arbitrator or an application if she’s the judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11158
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible judge in every way imaginable. Astonishing that she is allowed to be on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: NY11157
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Yells at you for almost half of the court proceedings. Watched her yell at a couple of other litigants that appeared in front of my case for no reason at all. I even saw her yell at an old lady waiting for my case. How she works for the court system is beyond me? My clients would fire me if I yelled at them. She needs to lower her voice and stop yelling at people in court. Court is scary enough.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10969
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Gee, why is everyone trashing little Robin. She knows all the best Chinese restaurant lunch specials on Kings Highway.
too bad her academics aren't on a par with her moo shu pork recommends.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10472
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I appeared before this judge on a simple matter that only needed to be referred to another judge. I had to sit around while this judge did virtually nothing and wasted my time. Finally, the obvious happened. It was referred to another judge an hour and a half later. The judge does not let you finish a sentence. Power game. When I sat in the courtroom for a few moments after I was done, the judge asked me a question. I responded and the judge muttered a discriminatory comment about my disability that was intentionally audible. Utterly shameful.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9749
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Hostile to both counsel. Everything revolved around an unknown “holiday” she insisted would end the trial after 3 days.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9602
Rating:1.1
Comments:
I have commented only about those items of which I have knowledge. Neither I nor my adversaries ever needed to re-schedule any matters before Judge Sheares, nor have I seen her handle or attempt to handle complex litigation, and therefore I will not speculate about these topics.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY7655
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She can't get a trial completed to save her life. Tries to play social worker from the bench and leaves children languishing in foster care for years.

Other

Comment #: NY7031
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is by far the WORST I have EVER stood before. Chewing gum on the bench, yelling for no reason, not to mention LATE to the part and RUDE on top of RUDE. TAKE HER OFF THE BENCH PERIOD.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6782
Rating:1.4
Comments:
I'll keep my comment nice and simple: Terrible judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6331
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Robin Sheares, the Brooklyn version of Phoenix. Her most spoken words: "I find for the defendant. Case dismissed."

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5102
Rating:2.0
Comments:
I like to follow the motto that if you don't have anything nice to say about someone, then don't say anything at all. Therefore, the following is my opinion of Robin Sheares as a judge: