Hon. Deborah Haendiges See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Erie County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 3 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. Deborah Haendiges


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Litigant

Comment #: NY7273
Rating:5.0
Comments:
OK at first not real happy with this judge, I violated a OP while i was in Arizona 2700+ miles away from the ex. I heard that a warrant for my arrest was issued here so i actually came back to face it.. that was to be in Amherst court but nothing happened they had 90 days to do something with me on day 88 I found out it was transferred to IDV court. Went in front of judge Haendiges, who I for the most part thought was actually very fair. I mean yes I did violate the OP and yes I went a little off the wall I mean my life was crashing down and not being able to see my children well that is what did me in. The sentence was somewhat fair had to jump through a lot of hoops with all kinds of drug tests which was funny because besides caffeine and nicotine i do no drugs, probation 3 years may have been a little to much compared to others i met at probation for crimes way worse and they got 1 year??? the the DV class 26 weeks at first i hated it but to be honest by the end i was saying this needs to be taught in HS. there is more than physical abuse in a relationship and i learned that. And for anyone reading this no I never hit my ex it was just part of the sentencing. All in all i think this judge is fair.After having actually rethought the whole mess I realized this judge was very fair and it was my actions not anyone else that got me in front of her to begin with. So yeah not happy at first but i am good with it now..

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7081
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is bias and does not go off of hard evidence but a good story if an acuser has one and is a woman at that. Black men especially have no chance at freedom standing in front of her its sad

Litigant

Comment #: NY6769
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worst. Mean, bullyn hateful. She picks sides and does nothing but yell.

Other

Comment #: NY6293
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She's a bully that refuses to hear from witnesses in our case. She allowed a restraining order violation trial to be postponed and treats the offender like he's a good person despite multiple accounts to the contrary. She also treats the good people like crap, and doesn't want to hear anything to the contrary about her ill informed opinion. I feel bad for anybody that has to endure this lady and her ineptitude.

Litigant

Comment #: NY5500
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge has no respect for domestic violence victims or her children. She ignores real proof and continuously hides behind her robe basically saying "she doesn't care about the facts just soap opera drama!" She destroys children forcing them to live with strangers even though they are teenagers abd refuses to listen to them!!! Judiciary Review Committee to be informed... 2 and a half years and still no trial!!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2309
Rating:3.9
Comments:
EXTREMELY BIASED AND PREJUDICIAL UNWILLING TO ENGAGE IN FACT-FINDING, RELIES ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY ON PERSONAL INSTINCT AND LIFE EXPERIENCE TO SUPPORT COURT ORDERS. IS CLEARLY FAR MORE INTERESTED IN HIGHER ENDEAVORS THAN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD. THIS IS IDV COURT. ITS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE WITH A JUDGE WHO IS FAR MORE COMFORTABLE IN WEARING THE CRIMINAL COURTJUDGE HAT THAN CHILD CUSTODY JUDGE HAT. IN SHORT, I AM THE FATHER OF THE CHILD WHO IS THE ONLY CLIENT OF THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE IN THIS JUDGES COURT AND IM THREATENED WITH JAIL EACH AND EVERY TIME I APPEAR IN COURT FOR NON-COMPLIANCE IN COURT ORDERED D/V COUNSELING. IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD LIKE I ADORE MY CHILD THAN STAY AWAY FROM THIS JUDGE BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE UNTIL ITS GONE AND FATHERS OUT THERE YOU WILL LOSE PRECIOUS TIME WITH YOUR CHILD(REN) UNDER THIS JUDGE. I WILL CAMPAIGN AGAINST THIS JUDGE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. IF THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT ENHANCED THE NARROW DEFINITION OF JUDICAL BIAS AND PREJUDICE I'M POSITIVE THIS JUDGE WOULD BE DISQUALIFIED. STAY OUT OF THIS COURT YOUR CHILDREN WILL THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU PROTECTED THEM FROM.