Hon. Adam Silvera See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Adam Silvera


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY13193
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Highly overrated. Ten cases on in the pre-trial part and this supposed great settler was just going through the motions. Case after case getting trial dates. When my turn came, he made no effort. It was all I could do to get him to speak with the defense lawyers privately to try and gage their position. Although he did it, he didn’t even have the decency to call me back in. He just sent the lawyers out to say we were excused. He looked bored. Maybe he’s thinking about the Appellate Division.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11924
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Silvera is one of the best, if not the best Judicial assignments. If you are assigned to his part, you and your client are assured to fairly and evenly have their day in Court. You are very lucky. He treats everyone with the utmost respect and gets right to the point. I have been practicing for decades and it's always a pleasure to appear before this Judge, whether it a simple cause of action, or an extremely complex action - it makes no difference and this Judge always keeps an eye towards resolving and settling the action. Again, you are lucky.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11922
Rating:10.0
Comments:
As a personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience, the majority of which has been running my own plaintiff personal injury firm, I can say without hesitation that this judge is one of the best to work with. He has what many other judges lack, work ethic, pragmatism & the ability to help effectuate settlement of cases. A skill that is sorely lacking in many judges we appear in front of. It is refreshing and a pleasure to work with a judge who knows what it is like to practice the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11799
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have been before Judge Silvera on multiple occasions and can say he is one of the best assignments in NY Cty. He is fair with a great temperament and understands how to get things accomplished. He gets right to the point on motions and is excellent at settling cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11130
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have found him to be fair and evenhanded, willing to listen, and am shocked to see the negative reviews.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10882
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Justice Silvera easily handles the most complex issued and cases with ease. He's respectful to the attorneys and the parties -- a judge that is listens then make a well-reasoned decision. Judge Silvera is fair, and any attorney would be lucky to be assigned to him. He firm and fair, and knows the facts of each case and has a great command of the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9923
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Silvera was assigned to handle an extraordinarily complex and contentious civil action which he handled with patience and respect. He issued a timely well reasoned decision that reflected an intimate understanding of the issues in the matter. The temperament and intelligence he demonstrated would be an incredible asset were it to have been a lengthy and complex trial.

Other

Comment #: NY9896
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I find this judge ignores key pieces of evidence both sign and emailed. He is pompous and is more in a rush than in understanding the case before him. Extremely poor judge.

Litigant

Comment #: NY9388
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is an idiot. He is not qualified to sit in the seat as a Judge. He is totally biased against minority. and all about politics. He decided which side he is going to be without looking into facts and the interpretation of the law. He should be disqualified.

Litigant

Comment #: NY9161
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is disrespectful, rude, unfair and a disgrace to the robe and podium he sits behind. He is small minded, simple minded, and easily influenced by the words of others with no evidences or facts. He should not even be entitled to the position he is in.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9094
Rating:9.0
Comments:
An even handed jurist. Makes decisions based on good research and the facts before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9057
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have been a commercial litigation attorney for 28 years. This is my first robingroom review of any judge. I observed Judge Silvera on the bench twice and saw him handle many cases. He was fair, intelligent, articulate and had a good nature. He treated counsel with respect and handled himself the way all judges should. He was firm when he needed to be but never hostile. He had a calm matter of fact demeanor and took a practical approach to try to get the parties to see weaknesses in their cases and oral argument and to get them to resolve disputed matters on his calendar.

Litigant

Comment #: NY8940
Rating:2.0
Comments:
seems to have a large ego & seems retaliatory if you do not do as he wants & seems to bias his interpretation of the facts & the law to match his biases.

Litigant

Comment #: NY8931
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It is amazing how this Judge Adam Silvera has a total disregard for for a sign agreement. He makes up his own laws. He's like a Judge Trump. I now I have to go for an appeal. I'm sure many of Silvera's judgements have been appealed!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8480
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Graduated from law school in 2001 yet by 2016 was still unaware that a corporation in NY must be represented in court by counsel rather by its owner. I would be unimpressed by any practicing lawyer who wasn't aware of this law -- but a sitting judge?! Unbelievable.

Other

Comment #: NY8265
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am a pro se litigant.judge silvera is the worst judge. He is strictly pro banks and pro plaintiff, no defendant in a credit card case has ever won a trial by him.He is a disgrace to the judical system.