Hon. Emily Jane Goodman See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 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. Emily Jane Goodman



Comment #: NY4062
I had the pleasure of being the plaintiff in a case, where a relative colluded with another individual to steal my home. Judge Goodman (or GOOD WOMAN!) took the time to TYPE her response to a motion from the defendant to allow them to sell MY home from under me. She let them know in no uncertain terms, that she realized that they were openly and notoriously trying to steal my home from me, but that the burden was on them to prove that they were entitled to my home. I fought hard, could not pay my attorney, and almost lost my home--that's right almost, but didn't. That is another story for another time. My point is that she saw right through the, 'bull' and will be fair if you are a honest litigant.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY564
Rating:Not Rated
At trial before Judge Goodman she made her disdain for me clear. In the middle of the trial I requested an adjournment so that my client could retain new counsel. She barked, "Motion denied, sit down!" After trial she dismissed my client's case, stated that my client was credible but blamed me for obfuscating my client's claims. Also, during one break, she came down from the bench to engage in a one-to-one conversation with the defendant, alone with him in the courtroom, laughing it up with him as if they were on a singles cruise together. A real nightmare.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY366
An excellent judge!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY185
In my one experience with Judge Goodman she was pleasant enough but her opinions on a dispositive motion were uninspired, and did not demonstrate a deep understanding either of the facts or the law. Not awful by any means, and the weight of her case load must be considered in any fair assessment, but overall her work product was not particularly impressive.