Hon. Arlene H. Hahn See Rating Details

Housing Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Arlene H. Hahn


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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY5300
Rating:2.2
Comments:
Judge Arlene Hahn is blatantly racist. Going before this judge is the most unpleasant, cringe-worthy experience ever. She is an odd, sad combination of arrogant and bitter, and takes it out on litigants whilst hiding behind the robe. It's a pathetic sight to see her in action, and a heartbreaking one to see if from the POV of the litigant. She is an embarrassment to the bench and to the City of NY. Her pro-landlord stance, combined with her hatred of anyone remotely shaded brown, is truly troubling and disturbing. Her case law knowledge is minimal at best, and is an expert at covering that with condescension. With all her nasty temper and even nastier attitude, I'd feel sorry for her because something is obviously wrong in her daily life, but the reality is that I save that for the poor souls who get stuck having their cases heard before her. They have no shot.

Litigant

Comment #: NY5202
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She has absolutely no regard for the law. She is strictly pro-landlord. I went before her on a case with evidence that rent was paid and refused, and evidence that my landlord forged my signature on a lease and filed a false complaint with the courts. My landlord had taken me to court fifty times over a four-year period, claiming he had not been receiving my rent checks -- that were mailed by my bank and proven so! She got so mad at my amount of evidence that she started yelling at me! The more proof that I had, the nastier she got. She found in favor of the landlord, saying that I had submitted no evidence and that I had not pursued my harassment claim. (It took her over two and a half hours to log in my evidence!) She is yet another judge that's way too familiar with landlord attorneys!

Litigant

Comment #: NY4949
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She writes decisions full of facts that she's pulled out of thin air. She obviously does not consult trial transcripts or the evidence submitted, and I would even suspect she has her underlings write her decisions.

Other

Comment #: NY4066
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very unwilling to help the tenants. Not willing to work with them if they are trying. Lets her clerks do the dirty work denying tenants more time when it is reasonable. Has a couple of nasty staff members who needs training on how to treat people. You never know what a person is going through or their stress level.

Other

Comment #: NY4065
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Very unwilling to help the tenants. Not willing to work with them if they are trying. Lets her clerks do the dirty work denying tenants more time when it is reasonable. Has a couple of nasty staff members who needs training on how to treat people. You never know what a person is going through or their stress level.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3354
Rating:7.7
Comments:
Is a fair judge. Even-tempered, knowledgable. Whether a landlord or tenant attorney, or pro-se litigant, you get a fair deal in front of her. None of the theatrics a lot of other judges in housing court display. I enjoy being in her courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2825
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Runs her court room as if she were a 3rd-grade teacher. Often cannot even be bothered to feign interest in the case before her. Does no research or independent thinking about any issue.

Litigant

Comment #: NY2397
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Inattentive, Arrogant, Preoccupied with level of litigants speech sound rather then content (Does other tasks while litigant is replying to queries, avoiding eye contact. Seemingly oblivious to what is said!