Hon. Robin S. Garson See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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. Robin S. Garson


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2822
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Miserable, unhappy human being who wants to make sure everyone else is like her. In the midst of a trial she once threatened to report my client to the IRS if he didn't settle -- for conduct that was in a no way a violation of the IRC. In the half dozen or so cases I've had before her she has made no attempt to understand the law. She just decide which attorney she dislikes the least.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2702
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Filled with an agenda. Sat in her courtroom for a full morning (I was last). There were nine cases with attorneys vs. pro se litigants, she clobbered every attorney. She barked at the first 8 and dismissed each of their applications before rejecting mine. I have no problem with a judge ruling against me because the law and/or facts are against me. I have a problem losing when the outcome is predetermined before I open my mouth or my papers are reviewed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2492
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge has spunk. She is steeped in the law and is nobody's fool. She is an acquired taste. If you're prepared and have a good case you will receive prompt justice. If you bring her your leftovers, you will be quickly dispatched, doggie-bag in hand.

Other

Comment #: NY2343
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
August 24, 2011
Dr. Ted Rothstein has removed the links that were deemed inappropriate to the Hon. Judge Robin Garson, witness: http://drted.com/GayPartnersMarryatCityHal%20BrooklynNYJuly242011.htm. Truly, Thank you for your advice. Truly, Dr. Ted (See comment of August 17)

Other

Comment #: NY2336
Rating:3.0
Comments:
"Bizarre"
August 17, 2011
Dr. Ted Rothstein, Orthodontist, 35 Remsen St. Brooklyn NY, 718 852 1551, drted35@aol.com:
After posting my PhotoVid documentary on the first same-sex weddings at City Hall a short timeago I recieved this note from her:
Letter head:
Civil Court of the City of New York
141 Livingston Street
Brooklyn New York 11201
Dated: August 11
Dear Dr. Rothstein
Re: July 24, 2011 Video and photo posting [See GayPartnersMarry]
From: Robin S. Garson
Acting Justice, Supreme Court
"While I appreciate the you were moved to capture the events of the day, I must reiterate my request to remove the video segment and still photography of me from the internet sites affiliated with or linked to your web pages. Though the pictures are lovely, it is not appropriate to link a judge performing her official duties to a commercial enterprise. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation."
Cc: Hon. Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix
Administrative Judge for Civil Matters, Second Judicial District
Supreme Court, State of New York
Would somebody please provide an opinion why she would make this request and the possible consequences of refusing. Cordially, Dr. Ted
It's weird because my documentary seems to be the only good press she's getting lately. And why copy Hinds-Radix? Please advise.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1638
Rating:4.7
Comments:
Hostile personality. Unpredictable on the verge of bipolar.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1606
Rating:1.6
Comments:
She is very pro plaintiff, she is in the NO-Fault part in Civil, Kings, and rules in favor of plaintiff's 99% of the time. She is rude, obnoxious and unprofessional to all who appear in her Courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1551
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Judge threatens young attorneys with
sanctions in order to get them to settle cases against their client's wishes. Her sole concern is moving cases whether your witnesses are available or not. She is an embarassment to the profession and to OCA.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1379
Rating:3.4
Comments:
These other comments saying how nice she is must be from members of her family. I have never seen another judge get away with treating attorneys and litigants so poorly. Her demeanor is embarassing for all involved.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1203
Rating:9.1
Comments:
You never know what mood she's going to be in. However, she does know the law. I like her. I just wish she could control her temper.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY981
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Garson was professional and courteous when I had my recent trial in front of her. I found her engaging and delightful. Just be prepared.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY917
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She's from a family of disgraceful jurists and is cut from the same cloth. Should be run off once and for all.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY898
Rating:1.3
Comments:
She is awful and rude and unprofessional and is out of line in her questioning when simply asked to allow an amended answer two weeks before a pre-trial conference. She refused to allow an amended answer for a pro se client - it was written with the help of an attorney at a major New York law firm. We are going to report her. She is out of line.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY884
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I like this judge -- she is firm but fair. She has a sense of humor and is friendly and has a pleasant appearance. True, she is upset at times, but the case load is terrible and conditions in the courthouse are tough.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY845
Rating:1.8
Comments:
This judge's idea of negotiation is to make a call to settle. She is flippant in her rulings and needs to become well-versed in the CPLR.

Other

Comment #: NY559
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Gason is fair and gets to the issues quickly. She is very smart, and it is obvious that she practiced law before she got to the bench!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY443
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is by far the worst judge I've ever seen on the bench in all my years of practice. She sits on the bench in shorts and sneakers, and she's nasty and miserable to everyone. When you are called to conference a case in front of her, she's too stupid to follow the facts, so she yells at you to "shut up!!" if you address the issues faster than her little brain can compute them. She has no concept of the law, and ALL of her decisions reflect that. It's clearly obvious she does not want to be on the bench, and she is a complete and utter disgrace to the robe and the profession. Shame on her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY132
Rating:2.4
Comments:
This judge is bitter and angry. She doesn't deserve to be on the bench any longer. She treats lawyers and parties poorly. She is scared to conference cases without a court officer present. The City of New York would perform a public service by dumping this nasty, mean-spirited and pompous person. She thinks she's smarter than everyone else.