Hon. Faith S. Hochberg See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.4 - 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)
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%)
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What others have said about Hon. Faith S. Hochberg



Comment #: 19153
As a senior lit support person who's been in front of numerous Federal Judges, she is by far the most amazing District Judge I have ever encountered. She is fast on her feet, can spot bs and is extremely intelligent (She reminds of Edie Falco's Camela Soprano).

In my patent case, she understood extremely complicated patent language and mechanisms.

Present your case honestly and efficiently, and you shouldn't have any problems. Do not try any fanfare and phrase your questions intelligently, but simple enough for the jury to understand. Be sure to breakdown any terms a layman would not understand. If she sees you're trying to get one past the jury, she may call you out on it, by asking her own questions.

She truly covers herself for appeal on every aspect. If she asks for the law on an issue, get it to her! If she asks for a case that demonstrates the law, then get it to her! She will chop up your briefs if what she wants isn't in them. And be sure to object timely.


Comment #: 11356
she is a great judge spent alot of time with her on a case and she was wonderful and understanding but dont get me wrong she is a tough one but 100% the best in her field

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9648
She is attentive and fair and handles complex matters with ease. She comes across as very intellegent and it is obvious that she was a very skilled trial attorney while she was a federal prosecutor. She always seems to be one step ahead of the attorneys in her court room and always has very pointed questions. Some of her clerks that I have dealt with left a bit to be desired, but she is a great judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7308
Worst judge I have yet encountered. Decides the case beforehand and her opinions are excerpts from her predetermined winner's briefs. Ignores the facts and pleadings. When you lose, you want to at least feel the judge listened and considered what you had to say -- not so with this judge. She blows you off and makes it clear she's blowing you off.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2796
Rating:Not Rated
I agree. She can spot a player a mile away and takes appropriate action in the name of justice. Holds her ground well.

Garfield NJ

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1201
Comes across as very fair and prepared (can quickly understand the issues at stake - a "quick study"). Seems involved and interested yet keeps a judicial temperament.