Hon. Jennifer Jensen Bergan See Rating Details

Family Court
Saratoga 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. Jennifer Jensen Bergan


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY11636
Rating:Not Rated
The only judge on the planet who would grant custody of a child to a person that has a restraining order against them for violence against the child —- the state granted this child a restraining order to protect the child — this woman grants custody to this man well he has an active restraining order and is less than a year out of drug addiction rehab -& by his own addmitance has been “ CLEAN “ for less than a year —- I thought these judges were in familly court to help decide what is the best interest of the child & to help protect our children from being forced into unsafe and unhealthy environments— this judge seemed to think she has no guidelines to follow — that it is her courtroom and she will do as she pleases — regardless of the laws —- how has she gotten away with this for so long ?? How many lives have been effected by her -“ this is my courtroom mentality” I don’t know — but I believe there needs to be an investigation into every child’s life this woman has ever ruled on - because I’m certain by her behavior and attitude that this occurs very frequently in her courtroom


Comment #: NY11523
This person completely hates fathers overall and refuses to even listen to them or the wants of children. from the time my daughter turned 14 15 16 and 17 i went before her each year requesting she speak with my daughter directly to hear her side of how unhappy she was at her mothers. she wanted to live with me and every time all Jensen would say is she is the judge and not about to let a child tell her what she wants until she is 18. well at that point i don't need a judge. even after i filed an order of protection because her mother physically abused my daughter she ran away to my house and somehow i lost a month of visitation simply for protecting her. this woman should not be allowed to practice family law let alone decide a family and childrens fate. someone needs to protect children and she is not it.


Comment #: NY11241
A few months ago I went before judge Jensen trying to get a restraining order against my ex. Due to his drug usage, continuous harassment, and increasing violence I had turned to well springs for help. Every week I was calling the police department, and had shown up infront if judge Jensen with atleast 4 domestic incident reports all from within the month. When I got there I told her he was using drugs around my son, and due to his increase in using I feared for my life. She read the 42+ texts I had gotten from him in just a weekend where I had asked him to leave me alone and then stopped replying. Now I was told she was a difficult judge to go up against but here I stood before her tears in my eyes begging her to grant the order because I feared for both mine and my sons life. She looked at me and said “ I will not be granting you the order of protection because it sounds like he is only trying to get you back and your in no real grave danger.” I said okay and told her thanks for wasting my time. Here it is October and since I stepped foot in that court room my ex has laid his hands on me twice leaving bruises each time. Except for the most recent episode of violence against me my ex the one I begged for a n order of protection on almost killed me because he obstructed my airway until I stopped breathing. He didn’t let go until he was ready which was after I stopped fighting because I had no more energy to fight. Judge Jensen really should be fired for not taking domestic violence more seriously. I have bruises all over my arms my chest and my neck as well as scratches and bite marks. Thanks judge Jensen for taking my life seriously that you would deny the order of protection and almost cost me my life. If I could give 0 stars I would for how poorly of a job she did Keeping me safe and how unprofessional she was.


Comment #: NY11050
Rating:Not Rated
Does not like men, if you are a man you had better run, she favors woman and has said openly that children should be with their mothers.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9901
Judge has a very superior , I am the judge attitude. Now do not misunderstand I am not talking about needing to control the court room. I am talking about the fact that she works for the people all of them not just whom she desides is the one she wishes to go with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9512
The most acrimonious, insensitive judge ever to sit in Saratoga County. She is horribly abusive to litigants and counsel alike. The only judge where, increasingly, local attorneys refuse to take new clients who have her as a judge.
Doesn't know the rules of evidence.
Commits frequent ethical violations.