Hon. Jill A. Kehn See Rating Details

Town, Village and Justice Court
Rensselaer County
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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. Jill A. Kehn



Comment #: NY13705
From reading the comments below, pressuring litigants into settling is some sort of power trip. I have transcript showing just such. She also likes to roll her eyes. It’s obvious she dislikes female litigants and chooses a side with bias and not as a good judge would do over facts. Zero stars of I could.


Comment #: NY13332
Rating:Not Rated
Thank goodness no one will ever have their life in Jill’s hands again. She belongs in prison. Looks like that’s where she’s headed. And she’s ugly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY12897
Rating:Not Rated
Jill Kehn is a horrible Family Court judge and a horrible person. She has no idea what she is doing. She DEMANDS settlement and punishes desperate litigants who want a trial. If you end up in her courtroom on a family court matter, you'd better start working on your appeal.


Comment #: NY12858
I think she is very fair.


Comment #: NY12568
She is not judicidal and uses the court room to intimidate the parties to 'settle' without any concept of the complexities of divorce and custody. Judge Jill Kehn has not qualifications to be a family court judge and has done nothing to educate herself (read: certificate/ training) to understand marital law and the nuances of family court.


Comment #: NY12483
Dishonorable Kehn cannot recall details nor time lines of her cases, accepts false allegations with no proof and has no shame putting children in harms way and lacks the ability to listen to AFC nor CPS. Instead picks an Attorney and just goes with whatever despite that Parent's repeated history of drugs, child neglect, abuse, placing children in significant harms way as long as that Parent is a Female is all that matters to Kehn.


Comment #: NY12246
Disposition is horrible. Her demeanor, matches her disposition. One of the worst family court judges to ever hold the bench. She threatens you into agreeing to her will. Even, after stating numerous times that it isn't something you want. Refuses to adhere to any form of judicial conduct matching that of a professional. This women is not fit to be a family court judge..


Comment #: NY11334
Temperament is horrible. Semi-fair though if you're male and going into a custody hearing, I'd suggest getting an attorney that is familiar with the appeals process because that is precisely where you are going to end up. Allows the other party to say untrue/non-factual things, CPS investigates determining they are unfounded and the other party is left without repercussions.