Hon. Katharine H. Parker See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:3.1 - 7 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. Katharine H. Parker


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33304
I wonder if this judge ever self reflects to see how one-sided her decisions are. Why take a role as a judge if you have a biased viewpoint? Keep your job as a litigator and defend the corporations as you've done throughout your entire career. Don't bring that to the bench.


Comment #: 32835
When Defense attorneys show up in her court room they should just go sit next her and not sit at the defendants table. She rules their way and grants every Defendant request regardless.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 32834
It is one thing to battle your adversary but another to have a judge advocate for your opponent. That is unfortunately what the plaintiffs' bar face when they appear before this judge. A true disappointment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 32419
Once again, the defense bars favorite judge decide in the employment context rules against the plaintiffs. Judge Parker doesn't even pretend to hide her disdain for plaintiffs cases anymore nor her proclivities based upon representing employers in employment cases. Read her decision in Delijanin v. Wolfgang's. If you are a plaintiff have a meritorious case and are assigned to Judge Parker run like hell because you have no shot.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 28760
Case settled and Plaintiffs got a great result but she knocked down legal fee by 2/3 and money will revert to the Defendants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 28504
A true embarrassment to the bench. Its one thing to be a former defense atty at Proskauer but it is another to bring your pdefense proclivities to the bench. If you are a plaintiff especially in the employment context you have slim to no shot in front of her. She admonishes Plaintiffs counsel only when it comes to discovery abuses. A judge with her bias should not be sitting on the bench. Just listening to her at the Sedona conference as it pertained to ESI should be a red flag for anyone appearing with an ESI issue before her - unless of course you are a defendant bc then she will use her defense background and bias to screw the Plaintiffs. When I heard her speak I cringed for any Plaintiff appearing before her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 28106
This was my first appearance before Mag. Judge Parker and I most certainly hope it is not my last. She was thoughtful, knowledgeable, and even-tempered. She allowed both parties to be heard fully without losing patience. What a great addition to the bench in SDNY!