Hon. Richard A. Dollinger

Judge Dollinger's Average Overall Review:

2 Stars

Based on 10 reviews

  (585) 428-2879

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Judicial offices

  • Judge, Court of Claims, Appointed by Governor David Paterson, 2009 to 2015
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Seventh Judicial District, 2009 to Present

Education

  • J.D., Albany Law Schoool
  • St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1981

Professional experience

  • New York State Senate, Senator, 1993 to 2002
  • Monroe County Legislator
  • Brighton Town Justice
  • Barrett, Greisberger, Dollinger & Fletcher, Litigator
  • Underberg & Kessler, Litigator

Reviews

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4287. witness

I was a witness in the Rahn children case. I have personally seen Chad Rahn beat his wife and children. Chad Rahn had his mother Marilyn Rahn use his wives drivers license that he stole when he broke into her house to pick up his mother prescriptions because she is a pill head and then had one of his dirty cop buddies charge his wife with false charges of picking up his mothers prescriptions. Chads wife filed police reports when he broke into her home and business and assaulted her by beating her in the face with his fist. She was told if she didn't drop the charges that she would be charged with filing a false police report. She refused to drop them and she was charged and Chad Rahn once again got away with not only the burgarly and grand larceny and assault but this poor mother that single handly raises her children and is constantly having to go to battered women's homes, now had to spend thousands of dollars to hire criminal attorneys and hand writing experts to prove her innocent. It is important to note two days after the prescriptions were picked up in SC Marilyn was picking the exact same prescriptions up in NY. Also note that 9 months after the attack on his wife Chad was arrested in NY with burgarly and grand larceny for breaking into his previous girl friends house. It sickens me to have to watch this evil man destroy this wonderful mother and these sweet innocent children's lives and the fact that these dirty cops and judges not only hold him responsible but help aid him in doing so. I'm putting together a team of powerful attorneys and I'm going to file grievances and file complaints with internal affairs and if something is not done to stop this man and his evil family I'm taking this case on Nancy Grace If anyone has any thing to add about any of these horrible people or this judge Dollinger please get ahold of me and join the cause.


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1005. party to case (with attorney)

He ruined my children's life and my life and he never even met any of us. He did it in the phone. My daughter now has terrible panic attacks because of the situation he put her in.


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1219. party to case (with attorney)

He is a complete self absorbed jerk, he does not care about the children nor cares about the family, complete ass whole.


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3890. party to case (with attorney)

Horrible judge. He is very prejudiced. My children's lives are being ruined at his hands. Forcing us to lose our home and forcing them to change high schools all because he can only listen to one side. Kids will never forget this pain.


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4286. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Dollinger gave my ex- husband a custody order to remove our three children from their state they live in to take them to NY to live with him. He has never paid a dime in child support. He is a dirty cop that was fired and sent to prison for hacking the 911 system to get the informants name to give to his drug dealers so they would be murdered. He has broken into our home and beat me and my children on numerous occasions and his dirty cop buddies do nothing to him. He is currently on charges of burglary and grand larceny right now in Monroe county. I live in SC with my children that are all in private school and have amazing lives and this judge told the law guardian that he didn't care what she said or the fact that the children hate their father and are scared of him. He is a bad alcoholic and does drugs but Judge Dollinger said if I didn't give my ex husband our children he would issue warrants for my arrest. I have a divorce and sole custody in SC and Dollinger said he didn't care what SC said he gave my ex another divorce the following year and just ignored SC divorce. Tell me how a judge can be so corrupted and get away with it. My ex name is Chad Rahn. His father is Mertitt Rahn who was the chief of police in Greece and who also was fired and sent to prison for everything from corruption to cover up. How can dirty cops and dirty judges get away with this and destroy children's lives. We have suffered 15 years of demestic violence and now I have to set back and wait for my ex to kill one of us.


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4433. witness

I am surprised that he sided with any cop since he is a vocal cop hater. I am starting to believe that maybe he only ever sides with the worst parent in the case. He is a horrible excuse for a human being and should never be allowed near children much less allowed to sit at a bench making decisions for innocent children. He is so corrupt. As a matter of fact for those of you looking for some dirt on this scum bad do your research and find out why he is a judge to begin with. He was running against Joe Robach years ago. There was an agreement made that if he backed out of the race so Robach would win by default they would put him in this judge position. He is a Court of Claims Judge, his term is indefinite so no one can ever get him out. This decision was done at a midnight meeting where no one was present. So shady. I hate what he has done to my family.


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4819. party to case (with attorney)

I am filing a complaint against judge Dollinger. If anyone would like to file their complaints, it is very easy. If we don't voice our complaints then these people will never do their jobs correctly. Being a judge should be an honor not an ego trip and open freedom to order whatever they want and not follow the law. This judge doesn't even know family law. It's a joke. His courtroom is like a circus. Anything goes.


2

7067. party to case (with attorney)

I was disappointed with this judge. He totally ignored the facts regarding my ex wife who had provided alcohol to teens, placed our kids in danger, trespassed with them, violated the separation agreement and refused to hold her accountable for even a single item of it. Her personal conduct was literally declared to be irrelevant. He simply ruled against each father in court that day including me, and the facts did not seem important other than making a show of some procedural questions to justify what seemed to be a foregone conclusion. It definitely had the feeling of a thrown case on the part of my useless lawyer, who took $5500 to lose on every point without any counter effort on his part.


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4434. witness

I am surprised that he sided with any cop since he is a vocal cop hater. I am starting to believe that maybe he only ever sides with the worst parent in the case. He is a horrible excuse for a human being and should never be allowed near children much less allowed to sit at a bench making decisions for innocent children. He is so corrupt. As a matter of fact for those of you looking for some dirt on this scum bad do your research and find out why he is a judge to begin with. He was running against Joe Robach years ago. There was an agreement made that if he backed out of the race so Robach would win by default they would put him in this judge position. He is a Court of Claims Judge, his term is indefinite so no one can ever get him out. This decision was done at a midnight meeting where no one was present. So shady. I hate what he has done to my family.


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4555. party to case (pro se)

I cannot speak to the experience of the other commentators on this site, but I had a very different experience with Judge Dollinger. He presided over the finalization of a dissolution of marriage back in 2013, and handled the matter over the phone due to my having relocated. Though at first, he gave every indication of summarily supporting the activities of my ex’s attorney, he probably came to the same conclusion regarding Counsellor Rohr’s questionable conduct as NYLA and the NYSBA, who were advising me at that point. He was probably also aware of my intentions to file a complaint for annulment, based on my ex and her family’s concealment of her mental health status, should their attorney keep attempting to prolong the litigation. His specific motives can only be speculated upon, but his taking specific action to deny this attorney the opportunity to further escalate legal fees on a client suffering from a profound psychosis, and conclude the matter with all haste is well documented in this case. He made guarantees in writing regarding enforcement of their stated purposes, and ensured that they were met.


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