Hon. Cathy Seibel See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:6.2 - 19 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:




Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
   
Confirm E-mail Address      
Zip
Occupation
Add a comment only

Ratings

*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)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
Comments



What others have said about Hon. Cathy Seibel


Comments


Prosecutor

Comment #: 24795
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Not a Robed judge,still a D.A. with a robe on.Straight against the defense in every situation.A thousand sidebars so she can shoot your lawyer down 10 out of 10 times.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23944
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge fails to admit or correct her mistakes in writings or Orders, in fact believes she's exempt from the rules that apply to Judges. Rushes through her decisions without a clear understanding of the law, fails to correctly analyze and apply the law, and appears to form an opinion before having all operative facts before her. Lacks maturity and experience necessary for judgeship. Appears to have a skewed perception of her role in the Judicial process, and lacks overall the evenhandedness required to be an Article III Judge. Do not expect any significant legal precedent from her court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23504
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Needs to study the First Amendment to U.S. Constitution and learn to not exceed her authority.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23473
Rating:10.0
Comments:
An excellent judge. Really smart and great temperment. Knows the case and the law. A real pleasure to appear before.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 21820
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Unprofessional. All ready has a verdict without seeing and hearing all evidence in matter. Very bias and discriminatory. Likes to threaten people if you don't agree with her. Only lets evidence to be submitted that is more liking to the party she's likes. Disregards your intelligence and doubts your experience because she doesn't like you being above her. Discriminates against minority. She's a racist and shouldn't be allowed to perform her duties.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21698
Rating:2.0
Comments:
bias, anti Pro Se Plaintiff's, remotely controlled puppet, exclude evidence damaging to her friend attorneys, tries her best to harass, intimidate, Pro Se Plaintiff's through Court Security Guards and U.S Marshalls and threaten Pro Se Plaintiff's to put in jail if they even when they mention the existence of evidence against her friendly party, and she use her power to hurt the party she does not like and picks jury members who have cases against them pending before her and then forces them to give verdict she likes.

Litigant

Comment #: 19173
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge came to the first hearing without having read the complaint, and did not even have a copy in her possession. She made several negative statements regarding the plaintiff prior to even reading the complaint. She then spent 3 minutes reading a seventy page complaint. This judge completely ignored all recent relevant Federal cases presented by the plaintiff. Her conclusions when dismissing my action were off base and ignored the true questions of the issues of this lawsuit. One casue of action was dismissed, without any hearing on the facts, which included a decision that agreed that I had a right to be suing the defendants for that cause of action, but dismissed it anyway. Overall, her conclusions were self serving and included zero tolerance toward a pro se litigant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19093
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Still hasn't figured out that she's a judge now. Sees the world through prosecutor's eyes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18906
Rating:7.7
Comments:
Spends the time necessary to understand the facts, studies the applicable law. Takes individual circumstances into consederation at appropriate intervals.

Litigant

Comment #: 18786
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Apparently this judge's goal is to dismiss cases for any reason possible, rather than to seek justice. Her decision in my case stated that insurers only have to pay the cheapest rate, in direct conflict with recent case law, and without any hearing regarding how that rate might be determined, and without regard for stae law. I would further state that she is prejudiced against pro-se litigants. It never ceases to amaze me that the law is "judges may ignore the law".

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18772
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Progressive judicial activist. Biased.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13442
Rating:9.0
Comments:
J. Seibel is a hard working jurist who listens and hears. She wants the law, and works to understand it. However, she clearly will make up her own mind

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12860
Rating:4.0
Comments:
She has become another judge with a super-liberal political agenda. Her recent decision denying 2nd Amendment rights makes it clear that she ignores precedent from Supreme Court. Her logic and reasoning are not just flawed but ignore rationality. She should never have been appointed to the federal bench. Another Judge Scheindlin in the making. New Yorkers suffer from the predations of armed thugs because of judges like her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10468
Rating:3.7
Comments:
highly opinionated for young jurist. disrespectful of circuit court. insensitive and rather rigid by
temperment. pleasant on bench but seems to
carry a seething rage beneath the surface and'is hostile to plaintiffs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10031
Rating:9.2
Comments:
A pleasure to appear before. She shows up on time,ready to go. Knows the issues, relevant law and most importantly, the Rules of Evidence. She tips her hand, as all judges do, but it seemed like she still made the call the way it was supposed to go.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9753
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Evenhanded in her rulings even though I suspect her personal inclination, were she a juror would have been clearly with one side--I was impressed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9477
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Fair, generous in response to lawyer's mistakes (mine),

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9179
Rating:4.6
Comments:
it is time for her to hang up her AUSA suit and put on her robe!!!!!!!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7698
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Nice demeanor, respectful of counsel.
She approaches cases very practically, and strives to balance the issues to be fair and firm. Little tolerance for typical delay tactics.