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Worst judge you ever had?

We all have had experiences with a dumb dumb judges. Especia cocolawyer10/17/17
nassau supreme are among the worst I've ever encountered but retard10/17/17
The worst judge I ever had is actually the presiding judge o cocolawyer10/17/17
She was Judge Judy but in real life. She yelled at everybody shitlawsf10/17/17
If you're talking about SF Superior, I am almost certain I k spaghetti10/18/17
Who? guyingorillasuit10/18/17
Alas, this is in my new state. BUT, I know exactly who you'r shitlawsf10/18/17
It's funny that we don't even need to mention her name. Her spaghetti10/19/17
Are her initials ACM? guyingorillasuit10/19/17
Ha! No, but I had a really good experience in front of her o shitlawsf10/20/17
The worst I had was during a suppression hearing. I was surp thirdtierlaw10/17/17
retard, Wow, the worst I had was in Nassau Supreme. You greenhorn10/17/17
Classic LI. Like Ed Mangano under indictment for corruption 3lol10/17/17
Ed is an ass but the charges against him and his co-defendan retard10/18/17
TBH every local politician in Nassau probably deserves to be 3lol10/19/17
Nassau supreme judges are the worst. Not always stupid but p retard10/18/17
Worst judge I ever appeared in front of was a trial court co jorgedeclaro10/19/17
Plaintiff once pled my client "was negligent in failing to d jackiechiles10/19/17
I saw the subject and wanted to post famlaw, then saw you al esquire13810/30/17
Two are tied for me: 1) A judge, ON THE RECORD, said :"Yo shikes10/31/17
Tribal judges. bigsal11/01/17
Complex civil motion issue regarding new state law, extensiv flharfh11/01/17
Pie eating esquire13811/01/17
I'll grant that being a judge is challenging. But if I write orgdonor11/01/17

cocolawyer (Oct 17, 2017 - 7:38 pm)

We all have had experiences with a dumb dumb judges. Especially for me as I practiced Family Law and they always get the dumbest judges rotated into the Family Court.

What is your worst experience with a Judge or Commissioner?

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retard (Oct 17, 2017 - 8:03 pm)

nassau supreme are among the worst I've ever encountered but the worst goes to a special doooooshbag in Suffolk.

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cocolawyer (Oct 17, 2017 - 8:12 pm)

The worst judge I ever had is actually the presiding judge of Sacramento County. She is loathed by every family law attorney. She has a severe bias against WOMAN....shocking, I know. I had a client that was a meth addict, admitted to smoking meth in front of their two year old kid...a week prior to the hearing. We should of been sunk. Honorable douche gave him an unsupervised week on week off custody, much to the chagrin of opposing counsel. Vice versa I had a case where the Mother took the child out of state to visit family without telling father (there was no custody order mind you) and she granted sole legal and physical to Father with visitation at his sole discretion. The child was 4 and had never been in Fathers care for longer then 24 hours. I saw a case where Mother presented evidence (text messages from Father) that Father had made up a false sexual abuse allegation against Mother to get custody. Judge said it was not a change of circumstances for their pre-judgment matter....da fuk. She was the only judge I ever point 6 in my legal career. Worst judge ever. To this day I still have so much disdain for that ****.

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shitlawsf (Oct 17, 2017 - 8:59 pm)

She was Judge Judy but in real life. She yelled at everybody, hated women she perceived as pretty, accused everybody of lying to her, whether defendants, lawyers, probation officers, social workers, literally everybody, and knew less about the law than 1st year prosecutors. There were attorneys in town who literally refused to appear in front of her and would refund any retainer from clients who landed in her court. Of course, the astounding part was that there was allegedly an even worse judge in the courthouse that I never appeared before.

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spaghetti (Oct 18, 2017 - 2:15 am)

If you're talking about SF Superior, I am almost certain I know which judge you're talking about.

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guyingorillasuit (Oct 18, 2017 - 2:49 am)

Who?

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shitlawsf (Oct 18, 2017 - 11:43 am)

Alas, this is in my new state. BUT, I know exactly who you're talking about in SF. The only difference is the SF bench has a moderating effect on the SF judge that we lack here.

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spaghetti (Oct 19, 2017 - 12:11 am)

It's funny that we don't even need to mention her name. Her reputation is that horrible.

Apparently she is incredibly nice and always tries to help out her interns and clerks, so that's nice.

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guyingorillasuit (Oct 19, 2017 - 12:31 am)

Are her initials ACM?

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shitlawsf (Oct 20, 2017 - 9:36 am)

Ha! No, but I had a really good experience in front of her once with a family law case. My only family law case. The nightmare judge I remember was SB. But I have heard the complaints about ACM.

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thirdtierlaw (Oct 17, 2017 - 9:19 pm)

The worst I had was during a suppression hearing. I was surprised that the state was even fighting it, they must have known how terrible the judge was.

The officer testifies, he essentially admits to doing a list of everything that the top court in our state says can't be done. It's taking all my will power to stop from smiling after each and every answer.

The supreme court opinion I had in hand was a decision from the case that had appeared in front of this judge 2 years before and was overturned.

Arguments start I essentially quote the opinion line by line. The judge says, "I'm not sure, this sounds an awful lot like a case I ruled on before. I told him that he was the judge that got overturned. He says, "I'm familiar with the case that you're citing, but I don't think the case says what you believe it says."

I ask the court if he wants to see the opinion and explain it in only a few pages long. He says, "no, I remember how I ruled. Motion to suppress is denied." Then he gets up and walks off the bench.

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greenhorn (Oct 17, 2017 - 9:33 pm)

retard,

Wow, the worst I had was in Nassau Supreme. You took the words out of my mouth. The judge wasn't necessarily dumb.....but the case I had involved my client who rubbed certain Nassau political leaders the wrong way and this judge and his law secretary had instructions to make things difficult.

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3lol (Oct 17, 2017 - 11:51 pm)

Classic LI. Like Ed Mangano under indictment for corruption and people are still like "wjw, you're not running for another term?"

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retard (Oct 18, 2017 - 12:57 am)

Ed is an ass but the charges against him and his co-defendant (in particular his co-defendant) are trumped up and a political hit job.

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3lol (Oct 19, 2017 - 12:27 am)

TBH every local politician in Nassau probably deserves to be in jail.

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retard (Oct 18, 2017 - 1:11 am)

Nassau supreme judges are the worst. Not always stupid but purely political creatures and almost always consider political clout of counsel before merits. I cannot stand litigating land use cases, which are political by their very nature, in Nassau.

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jorgedeclaro (Oct 19, 2017 - 2:15 am)

Worst judge I ever appeared in front of was a trial court commissioner. He had it in his head that everything was like family law where everything is basically equity standards. I once saw him berate an attorney about the rules for issuance of a subpoena where the attorney was 100% right and the commissioner was so far out in left field that he couldn't even see the plate. If I had been the attorney I would handed the civil rules book up to the commissioner and asked him to point to the portion of the rule he was claiming existed. The guy was a bully and didn't know anything that wasn't family law.

Worst ruling I've ever seen on one of my cases was where the intermediate appellate court commissioner thought she could overturn the state Supreme Court and reinstate an appeal the Supreme Court expressly dismissed.

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jackiechiles (Oct 19, 2017 - 10:43 am)

Plaintiff once pled my client "was negligent in failing to develop/build/repair/sell/construct/fix/inspect the building." I argued there are insufficient facts to tell me what my client did since it covers literally every possible job you can do in a construction project. She disagreed and said that "allegations are facts." Got mad at me for asking her to have the plaintiff at least reform the complaint.

Had a case where a truck backed into a building. Pl sued the company whose logo appeared on the trailer despite there being no evidence the logo contributed to the accident. Judge denied MSJ, later told me in chambers he did so to make my client settle even though he knew the trucking company had accepted the tender of the defense.

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esquire138 (Oct 30, 2017 - 8:50 pm)

I saw the subject and wanted to post famlaw, then saw you already went there........I concur.

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shikes (Oct 31, 2017 - 10:24 pm)

Two are tied for me:

1) A judge, ON THE RECORD, said :"You represent an insurance company. Do you really think you have any chance to ever win any case at trial?"

2.) Judge: "Not guilty, because you did not prove defendant intended to commit the crime."
Me: "Umm, your honor, this is a summary offense. Mens rea isn't involved, just the defendant's actions, which he just admitted to on the stand."
Judge: "You didn't prove defendant intended to drive on a suspended license."
Me: "Your honor, he couldn't have INTENDED to drive on a suspended license. Mens rea isn't involved. We don't need to prove that he knew and WANTED to break the law."
Judge: "I know what the Supreme Court says! Not guilty. Learn the elements of the crime next time counsel!"

Defendant was pro se, took the stand and said "Everything the offer said is true judge, but please help me out cause I can't lose my license!"

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bigsal (Nov 1, 2017 - 6:50 am)

Tribal judges.

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flharfh (Nov 1, 2017 - 10:11 am)

Complex civil motion issue regarding new state law, extensively briefed by both parties. Judge: "So what are we here for today?" Clearly did not read anything submitted and doesn't know what the hearing is about. Ignores argument from both sides and rules based on some tangentially related case he decided 20 years ago.

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esquire138 (Nov 1, 2017 - 6:35 pm)

Pie eating

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orgdonor (Nov 1, 2017 - 11:47 pm)

I'll grant that being a judge is challenging. But if I write a 20 page brief - read it. The judges who don't prepare are the worst.

It's not a retirement job. It's a HARDER job than being a lawyer. Honestly find it embarrassing for the court when they don't read the papers.

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