Hon. Gabriel W. Gorenstein See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:6.4 - 9 rating(s)
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*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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What others have said about Hon. Gabriel W. Gorenstein


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Litigant

Comment #: 19329
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Methodical, thorough, and detail oriented. His decisions are based on facts.

He sticks to his decisions and holds counsel to deadlines.

A no-nonsense judge who does his job well! Exactly the kind of judge you want if you have a good case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13418
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Another "wonderful" (sarcasm) addition from the US Attorney's office who knows little about civil litigation. Bad combination of not able to grasp issues and condescension. He's wrong a lot, but he's never wrong.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13381
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the most professional Judges I have ever encountered. Smart, respectful and efficient. He'll listen to every argument but has no trouble making up his own mind and sticking to it. Make sure you know the rules and don't try to abuse his courtesy.

Other

Comment #: 13068
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Alaba Oluyomi v. Janet Napolitano-Govt

*Granted judgment in favor of Govt despite refusal of the Govt. to comply with discovery request.

*Explained away the legal standard, that is, showing pretext in job discrimination cases.

*Suppressed and ignored strong evidence of the pro se plaintiff--Alaba Oluyomi, and promoted mere statements (lies, lies) fabricated by the Govt, lacking evidence in the record.

*Condescending during a court conference to a pro se litigant.

*Granted judgment in favor of Govt despite strong evidence in the record showing the Govt provided multiple false testimonies under oath, under the penalty of perjury.

Committed multiple legal errors prejudicial to the outcome of the case.

Unfairly dismissed a civil case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9330
Rating:3.6
Comments:
demeaning to some attorneys who have twice his experience and knowledge of civil litigation. makes attorneys engage in mock trial show instead of serous mediation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8326
Rating:9.5
Comments:
I used to work with this judge. He's extremely bright, thorough, professional, courteous and industrious. He belongs on the Second Circuit, in the place of a number of judges there (that don't belong).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1723
Rating:7.7
Comments:
Somewhat stiff and formal; not very warm but smart and effective. Manages discovery well; does not tolerate BS but gives yout time if you need it. He took a very proactive role in a settlement conference in one case and got a real settlement, i.e. case settled but no one walked away happy.