Hon. Sharon M. LoVallo See Rating Details

Town, Village and Justice Court
Erie County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. Sharon M. LoVallo


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5486
It was always my understanding that judges were supposed to be unbiased having the ability to decipher good from evil and make an assessment fair and just. Judge LoVallo is the most biased, racially decision driven, underminded, disrespectful judge I believe to have ever sat on the Erie County Judicial system. She feels it appropriate to make judgements on situations that she does not have nor does she desire to have the full details on. Her only goal is to make whomever stands before her court to appear (even if not guilty) as though they are wrong. For certain during her next election run I will NOT but putting her back in office. Maybe she needs to go back to ambulance chasing or find a career in which she can throw accusations and see how it feels when she doesnt have a judges bench or gavel to protect her. She should be ashamed at how she treats people. Such a disgust and a waste!!!!!


Comment #: NY4967
She needs to be removed! She is an extremely biased discriminating judge! Judge Sharon LoVallo is a horrible rotten judge that needs to be removed ASAP! I agree -- she does favor men. And as for comment #1795 -- you must be her husband!


Comment #: NY3607
This is the most biased discrimnatingand bullying Judge against men. I have ever seen. She should be ashamed of herself. She allows lies and hersay into court. She even let in to court that my mother was raped by her father as a child to try and make my mother look like a bad person.She raped my mother twice.


Comment #: NY3600
Rating:Not Rated
what a joke, she is obviously prejudiced.


Comment #: NY3599
This judge is corrupt and inept. Her decisions appear based on her own distain for separated families as in her own situation. She has awarded custody to a father from Florida of two children whom were being raised by a stay at home mom who did not walk out and abandone the childern or the family. It is clear Judge Lovallo's intentions were driven by her greed for political favoritisims and greed. Comment 1604 is correct, she allowed the father speak tearing down the mothers family for three days and only alowed the mother whom is hearing and voice impaired to comunicate for 45 minutes. This judge needs to be removed.


Comment #: NY1795
I must emphatically disagree with writer of comment #. NY1604. I have found the Honorable LoVallo to be quite fair and evenhanded regarding Family Court matters. It sounds like the writer had some issues with the Judge because she herself had her children taken away or given access to the father. Be that as it may, the Judge that I have viewed seemed to truly listen to all matters and then rendered her decision based on facts.


Comment #: NY1604
I found this judge to be very prejudicial in family court matters i have talked to several people she has handled and she general favors the men. I have talked to men who have won and they even feel she favors men no matter what. Wow think you can get a fair hearing in her court think again. I think she has women issues. Something should be done about this matter. I know of a man right now who should not have custody of his children, but thanks to this judge and her women issues he has them. God please help his children.