Hon. Robert M. Mandelbaum See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Robert M. Mandelbaum


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6210
He is very smart and very nasty. A bad combination for a judge. I really think there is something mentally off with him. He looks crazy and seems to enjoy sending people to jail. He is condescending (to both sides) and I'm not sure why he wants to be a judge; he doesn't seem to enjoy it.


Comment #: NY3538
This is a great judge. It's really awful when defense lawyers give bad ratings to judges who don't tolerate their shenanigans. We need many more judges like Judge Mandelbaum (who, incidentally, is a former Legal Aid lawyer).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2761
Rating:Not Rated
Generally speaking he knows the law extremely well. However he lacks any aense of reality as far as the everday workings of the criminal law practice. Short tempered and can be very condescending.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1554
This judge suffers from the Black Robe disease. He is discourteous and over involves himself into every case. He was never in private practice and does not understand the demands of having to manage a caseload and a practice and how they sometimes don't coincide.
He is a disgrace and a pompous *ss.