Hon. Hope Schwartz Zimmerman See Rating Details

Family Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.9 - 5 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Hope Schwartz Zimmerman


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Court Staff

Comment #: NY4837
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She is unfit to serve the public. The staff here "hope" Judge Zimmerman does not get re-elected. She is a very hostile and disgraceful jurist, who tries to get the court staff to do shady things.

Other

Comment #: NY4827
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This horrible judge seeks pleasure in turning children's lives upside down. She ignores the obvious and shows hostility.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4826
Rating:1.1
Comments:
A complete disgrace! Our tax money is going to pay this lazy and bitter woman who hates her job and the litigants who appear before her. She is hostile to 90% of the members of the Bar. It seems that she reads People Magazine instead of the motions and issues before her. Her decisions make no sense and all of them require appeals if your clients can afford them. Prepare your clients for the appellate process and keep your affirmations under four pages, since she has the attention span of an unmedicated schizophrenic.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY4825
Rating:1.3
Comments:
This is a politically motivated, nasty woman who chooses to cause more issues for litigants, rather than to resolve them, all for the benefit of the very unethical vultures that are her close circle of friends who are matrimonial lawyers. If you do not donate to her campaign, stay clear -- she will hurt you!

Court Staff

Comment #: NY4824
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is a very vindictive and politically corrupt woman. I hope that she is to be disbarred someday! She puts the needs of children in her courtroom last, and her close lawyer buddies in the matrimonial bar first.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY4336
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a disgrace to the bench. She has destroyed many children and families and doesn't blink an eye. She lost the election for the reason that the people have decided she has to go and she needs to go now and be removed now before she continues her path of destruction. I've heard horror stories about her miscarriage of justice over and over again to the harm and destruction of our children and the community is outraged and has voiced their opinion in the election. Someone needs to gather the statistics on the outcomes of her decisions and follow up with the children to show the destruction she is creating. I'm sure if it were her children involved it would be another story. She is destroying our community of families and children.

Litigant

Comment #: NY3813
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Fair with her decisions, efficient and moves things along which is very important as children are often involved and the sooner things are settled, the sooner the children can heal. She is a bit tough and she tries to have parties work things out thus avoiding the expense of a trial. Her prior experience in abuse and neglect cases and her knowledge of the Peace Program comes through in her decisions. My family is only part of the way through the litigation process, but this has been my experience thus far.

Litigant

Comment #: NY2638
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Pathetic. Biased. Doesnt even address the issues at hand. On one occasion what is written is in stone. On another occasion what is written doesnt mean anything. WHICH IS IT?? My divorce dragged on forever because this judge wouldnt make a single fair ruling and I was forced to settle or be bankrupt on legal fees. My children are the ones that suffer. She doesnt want to do her JOB which is to BE FAIR and to HELP families. She is lazy, biased, and just wants to push cases through without doing a single thing. She couldnt have even READ my papers before making a decision. My ex lied and manipulated the system and now I am the one that is stuck and there is no way to get help. Thank god she lost the last election. I will campaign against her tirelessly again if she ever tries another run. Who oversees the martimonial part in Nassau County? Is ANYONE looking???

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2498
Rating:9.1
Comments:
Hard working and tries to be fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1988
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge does not allow lawyers to speak. What a disgrace to the bench. She is supposed to be helping families in crisis. What a shame for the families to have to go before this woman.Definitely mean spirited and miserable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1329
Rating:2.0
Comments:
the most irrascible and nasty judge in the family court of nassau. What a mean disposition she has!! I would never send an associate before this judge--she hates the job and lets all know it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1316
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Dumb. Doesn't listen. Jumps to conclusions. My client's ex said he was drunk and excited and was spitting when he spoke. She yelled for five minutes about how vile it was and disrespectful to women it is to spit on them, thinking it was intentional...I couldn't explain she said that's how she determined he was drinking and was not saying it was intentional. Forget it. The she said he did cocaine. It clearly said he went to rehab 10 years prior. Can you read? Can you listen?