Hon. Genine Edwards See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) 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. Genine Edwards


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY11169
Judge Genine D. Edwards is super-biased and does not even care about proper legal reasoning. She is mean-spirited and as unfit to be a judge as Donald Trump is unfit for the Presidency.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10283
NIghtmare. Rude and condescending to both plaintiff and defense. Acted as if we were imposing upon her and were beneath her. Was totally inflexible about schedules ( except hers ) . Could not wait to get rid of the case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8426
This judge could not get a positive comment from an experienced complex lit practitioner. Who requires the parties to come back for oral argument, then on the oral argument date, doesn't entertain the oral argument? Moreover, where oral argument is requested because the nonmovant cross-moved for sanctions, how on earth can you refuse to allow a response to that request for relief? Not prepared, not patient, not intellectual enough for the issues before her, and shockingly showed ethnic/gender-insensitivity allowing white male adversary to argue uninterrupted but interrupting/denying female of color the right to reply or argue. The 2015 negative comments called this one as they saw it and if the shoe fits....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7745
Excellent judge. Tried a case in front of her and all sides felt like they got a fair day in court. She was engaged in the proceedings, even handed with her rulings and maintained solid judicial temperment throughout. Her staff was excellent as well.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY6892
Rating:Not Rated
Zero Stars, No Judicial Screening Committee or Legal Association has ever approved or endorsed this incompetent 'judge'; who was ushered into office by former convicted politicians. The citizens of Kings County urgently need to find an ethical candidate to serve Brooklyn.t

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6528
Nobody will ever accuse this judge of being industrious. Makes illogical decisions and has a civil servant mentality. Gets caught up in minutia instead of real issues. Typical hack who was owed a favor.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6523
Very weak, apparently bought off by opposing attorney as she made many inside jokes with the banks attorney. Making judgement via mail, with no real reason for her judgement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5208
Among her many excellent judicial qualities, her foremost is an excellent disposition on the bench -- in confidently commanding and exuding control over the courtroom, without ever demeaning the counsels. That is a rare find in the system. Jurors like her, too. If you are a competent attorney, you will find that it is easy to show her the respect that she deserves -- and, in the end, be delivered a well-considered ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1698
Genine Edwards is a weak judge made even more unpalatable with a nasty and discourteous disposition.

She's not that smart (even by nys state judiciary standards) and appears to be yet another political hack appointed to the bench by that great evaluator of judicial talent (Vito Lopez).

Yet another sad example of why the quality of our state judiciary is so low.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1293
When a judge adopts a policy that she does not entertain applications for adjournment - for any reason - that is by definition a bad judge. That is called "abuse of discretion." There is little more that needs to be said about this judge. Like most of what comes out of Brooklyn, she makes you scratch your head and say, "There has to be a better way."

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1202
Diligent judge. Great listener. Very fair rulings.