Hon. Joan B. Lobis See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Joan B. Lobis



Comment #: NY8599
My case was a medical malpractice suit against the doctors who (in 2006) had overdosed me on Prednisone which induced severe osteoporosis, resulting in numerous medical conditions related to osteoporosis and the medication for it, including: collapsed spine, 7 inches loss in height, severe kyphosis, COPD, severe esophageal disease, loss of all teeth, & multiple hospitalizations for double pneumonia.
On 2 different occasions, Judge Lobis' staff gave me wrong information which resulted in great emotional distress, and a waste of my time & money. The money involved was, by ordinary standards, minor. However, as a disabled senior citizen surviving on a very limited fixed income, it was a significant amount to me. Furthermore, Judge Lobis refused to acknowledge my request to change the date (of an appointment in her chambers) because it conflicted with my observance of the Jewish High Holidays.
Approximately 3+ years after my case was filed, I had discovered that my attorney had been negotiating a settlement without my knowledge or any consultation. I fired him immediately but, after a year of trying to replace him, every attorney I approached refused to take the case because "it had been so mishandled". Judge Lobis, who was aware of all these circumstance, never-the-less threw my case out. And she did so, with prejudice, although she knew my former attorney had refused to return the files to me (in the timely manner required by our contractual agreement) & I was, therefor, still learning the details of things he had said & done about which I had had no contemporaneous knowledge. I remain, in 2017, under the care of a Rheumatologist, Pulmonologist, Physiatrist & Dentist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY831
Judge Lobis was recently booted out of the Matrimonial Part. Did not do too much damage, but upset too many litigants who were not given a fair chance (male or female, straight or gay - no difference). An unpredictable judge, but tends to rule in favor of attorneys on her "favorites" list.