Hon. Robert Berliner

Judge Berliner's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 2 reviews

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Judicial offices

  • Justice, Supreme Court, Westchester County, 2008 to 2021
  • Surrogate, Rockland County, Elected, 2006 to 2007
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Rockland County
  • Acting Justice, Family Court, Rockland County


  • J.D., Western New England College School of Law, 1976
  • BA, New York University, 1973

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1977
  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1977

Professional experience

  • Supreme Court, Rockland County, Principal Law Clerk, 2005
  • Surrogate's and Supreme Court, Rockland County, Principal Court Attorney, 1984 to 2004
  • Family Court, Rockland County, Principal Law Assistant, 1979 to 1983
  • Family Court, Kings County, Law Assistant, 1977 to 1979
  • Rockland Community College, Adjunct Professor, 1994 to 1999

Professional and civic activities

  • Member, Rockland County Bar Association, 1979 to present
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Historical Society of Rockland County, 2001 to present
  • Member, Guardianship Committee, Arc of Rockland, 1999 to 2005
  • Member, Surrogates' Law Association, 1984 to 2005



8881. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Berliner was highly prejudiced during my divorce hearings. I was told not to ask questions. I was forced to leave the courtroom, unaccompanied, when I felt faint and nauseated. I had been brought to the court that morning by wheelchair, due to severe vertigo. I was told by a subsequent attorney that the divorce settlement enforced by Judge Berliner was the most egregiously prejudicial ruling that he had ever seen.


8988. other

Judge Berliner "rules" from the bench in a nonchalant, uninformed manner spewing personal threats, prejudiced rulings based on information that he either does not have, remember or care to investigate. He seems to rush through all proceedings relying on adjournments of legal matters & off the record conferences with opposing attorneys in which the litigants have no input or information provided to them. He clearly bullies clients in the court room while praising their attorneys sloppy work which leads to increased legal fees. He does not even deserve 1 star as a public servant supposedly representing law & honor.

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