Hon. Geraldine Pickett See Rating Details

Criminal Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Geraldine Pickett


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4721
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If you are a Russian defendant, she will give you the death penalty for any violation.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY4446
Rating:1.0
Comments:
An intense buffoon with zero grasp of the spoken language. That this type of low brow know-nothing could ascend to the level of Criminal Court Judge is a despicable shame. At BEST she was a "D-" student who was elected to the bench by equally stooopid activists. She is a criminal lover who only gets tough when the defendant is a Russian charged with DUI. She has never convicted ANYone else as far as I know; I've been at 120 for well over a decade.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY1114
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Pickett has difficulty with the English language not to mention the Penal Law. As far as she is concerned, there are NO criminals in Brooklyn. Everyone is ROR. It's obvious that "electing" judges is a terrible idea.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1015
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Can someone explain to me how a person becomes a judge when it appears that they have never taken a class in evidence?

Prosecutor

Comment #: NY871
Rating:2.0
Comments:
The ignorance of this so-called "judge" is astounding. She knows nothing at all about the law, and is completely distinterested in all proceedings therein. I am friends with many defense attorneys, and despite our adversarial positions in court, we all agree that she has no business being there. She rarely ever sets bail on anyone (including Class A felons), which only encourages recidivism - a detriment to both prosecution and defense. Overall, she is a disgrace to the bench, and to the legal profession in general.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY562
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Other comments have her pegged. Confused and babbling, incoherent and inarticulate, completely biased and overwhelmed. Have you ever seen her in arraignments giving rapists and Assault 1 defendants ROR, cautioning them to be good and stay out of trouble? Putting a human face to the practice of law is good in context and within limits. She is a disgrace to the bench - courtesy of Brooklyn politics.

Prosecutor

Comment #: NY433
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How is this person a judge, when she can barely form a coherent sentence in English?

Prosecutor

Comment #: NY340
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Too bad there's no way for me to rate her a zero.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY285
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Oy. She's not competent. Compassion is one thing. Inane stupidity is another.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY144
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Judge Pickett has a strong sense of compassion and equity. She strives to see the human factors behind her cases, a rarity in Criminal Court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY122
Rating:2.4
Comments:
This judge is clueless. As an 18B attorney she was usually fogbound. Nothing has changed. She is living proof that popular elections for judges just don't work.

Prosecutor

Comment #: NY105
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Unpleasant and biased.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY64
Rating:1.7
Comments:
I remember when Judge Pickett was an 18b attorney. She was always clueless about what was going on with her cases. I cannot believe somebody made her a judge!