Hon. Rachel Adams See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 3 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. Rachel Adams


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8486
Adams prioritizes three things in her courtroom: the sanctity of her orders; a bullying pressure on parties to settle; and the appointment and ingratiation of her favored ‘professionals’ who have donated to her election campaigns. Adams regularly fails to schedule mandated hearings prior to custody flips. She delays pre-trial proceedings for years. She neglects to issue decisions six months or more after the conclusion of a trial (although she is mandated to release decisions within 60 days). In one ongoing case, she ordered a mother to undergo years of supervised visitation and ignored Appellate Division directions to reverse the order. Two kids are growing up without their mother as Adams delays a final order after trial. In one case, she put a father on “supervised visits” by the disreputable agency Comprehensive Family Services for eight years – enriching CFS with $15,000, but deeply harming the child. She appoints Brad Nacht as Attorney for the child in the vast majority of her cases. Nacht has charged the parents $45,000 – all thanks to Adams’ appointment. It’s no coincidence that the firm where Nacht worked, Hymowitz & Freeman, was a significant donor to Adams’ election campaign. In that same case, the attorney for the party to whom she awarded custody, was also a donor to Adams’ campaign.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8453
Great Judge. She tries to do the right thing. She has my respect.


Comment #: NY7968
Follows procedure yet my case was "dropped" right in the middle of litigation causing it to be mishandled by 2 unqualified and unlawful judges.


Comment #: NY1967
A definate 7, shes cool and calm.