Hon. Tandra L. Dawson See Rating Details

Family Court
New York 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. Tandra L. Dawson


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7648
Rating:Not Rated
I think judge Dawson is rather fair and accurate in her proceedings. She is not a man hater. Rather, most men who end up in her court room are deemed dangerous, abusive and controlling. And it obviously reflects in the comments here.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7200
She is a disgrace to the court system.


Comment #: NY6889
This judge she be thrown off her seat and out of court.She is one sided.The mother is always right.In you are in front of her JUST STAND UP AND REQUEST ANOTHER JUDGE ! Then you have a chance.


Comment #: NY6805
I would not even call her a Judge ! She is a disgrace to the robe.She comes out like she is a movie star.She ONLY listens to the mother and not the father.She refuses to listen to fathers and shuts them up.CHANGE this Judge when you go to court and complain she is a racist.


Comment #: NY6198
Extremely bias against men


Comment #: NY5048
Judge Tandra Dawson is an unfair judge -- when evidence is presented, she will disregard it. She sides with mothers, the law guardians, and CPS workers. She violates every juridical oath, civil and constitutional rights, and favors only her own people. The court staff is biased as well, and will have court officers harass fathers. She lets mothers go when they violate court orders every time, and in court she slams fathers who try to protect their children from harm. She doesn't like it when you stand up and defend yourself. Also, she doesn't listen to what any men have to say, but will listen to the mothers. I sat in court watching many fathers get mistreated and lose custody of their kids. (I myself had lost my case.) Anyone with this judge should file a juridical compliant. Also, call for her resignation. Her court denies you the documents that you need. She sends children back to abusive homes. This judge shows favoritism in court, and she will get away with it until we get her off the bench.


Comment #: NY4299
Judge Tandra Dawson is a Man Hater in other words a misandrist. She cares nothing about the facts. All she cares about is making sure that the mother wins, no matter how dangerous the mother is to the child. In one particular case the mother (Eldila Almote) is a suspect in a robbery that resulted in a homicide. Judge Tandra Dawson felt that in the best interest of the child that the mother did not have to specify as to her whereabouts during the robbery. The mother (Eldila Almonte) was able to dodge the homicide detectives and the courts. Now the boyfriend (Edmond Alma) who is the prime suspect in the 4 million dollar heist and homicide will be out of jail soon and have contact with the 3 year old girl. Judge Dawson does not care because the three year old is a latina and Judge Dawson only wants African American families to stay together. Judge Tandra Dawson is bad news for men especially latino men. Judge Tandra Dawson has set a goal to destroy the Latin family and she is winning.


Comment #: NY3520
Judge Dawson seems to want fathers to have some type of relationship with their children. She’s good at try to establish a relationship with child and father. Unfortunately Judge Dawson is too biased when it comes to accusations by the mother. Every courtroom appearance can have another accusation thrown by the mother and Judge Dawson will react as if it were true. Very rarely will Judge Dawson ask the father if the accusations are true. Dawson will set the tone of the trail by stating certain things that have been done by the father without ever asking the father for his defense on the accusations. I don’t know if Judge Dawson is just biased because she doesn’t like the way I look or because I am Male or maybe this is just the way she is. Visually what you get is a very powerful black woman that gives pride to being American and hope for young adults especially female. Unfortunately what you get is a Judge that does not care about facts which in turn endangers children. In her courtroom fathers lose hope and faith in the judicial system. Remember when the liar wins even the liar acknowledge that the system is a joke. The only salvation is Facts, not avoiding facts not have a predetermined outcome just plan Facts. Judge Dawson and her courtroom lack the desire for Facts.