Hon. Darrell L. Gavrin See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.7 - 8 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)

What others have said about Hon. Darrell L. Gavrin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8163
I saw this judge completely disrespect Queens County Punjabi Sikhs three times (2013, 2014, 2016), punting, refusing to hear their cases, even excluding them from the courtroom, although 3 court officers were present. Absolute bias, shocking in a jurist. It is supposed to be a random assignment system, yet this judge and a few others are notorious for cherrypicking cases. In at least one instance, there may (circumstantial proof only) have been ex parte contacts on at least one occasion with a notorious Queens troublemaking lawyer, who brags about his "friends" on the bench to lawyers and his clients. I wish I could conclude with a positve comment, but I saw nothing wothy of the Sikh community 3x.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7710
She demonstrated a solid understanding of the law and knew how to approach the trial, plus she has great shoes

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7687
The worst judge I've encountered. She constantly showed up very late without notice, kept witnesses waiting, refused to let me put comments on the record and was downright nasty. Clearly biased but that was the least of my problems. Her reputation is well known in the courthouse.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7413
A very experienced jurist

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5554
She is clueless doesn't know the Law. Just appealed her stupid decision the panel was laughing at her. So a motion goes back to her and she gets upset so she punishes the winner.


Comment #: NY2600
Rating:Not Rated
Political interference in the work of this judge has become a matter of grave concern because her judicial decisions lack legal basis and appear to be decided to force exclusive outcomes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1578
I agree with the prior poster to the extent she's wrong on the law. My main issue is her judicial temperament which is horrific.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY825
Wrong on the law. Desperately tries to settle cases just so juries won't non-suit plaintiff. Will bully the litigant who won't play ball with her.