Hon. Debra Givens

Judge Givens's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 2 reviews

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Judicial offices

  • Acting Judge, Family Court, Erie County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to Present
  • Acting Judge, County Court, Erie County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2007 to 2008
  • Judge, Buffalo City Court, Elected, 2003 to 2013
  • Judge, Buffalo City COurt, Appointed by Mayor Anthony Masiello, 2002 to 2002

Education

  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, 1987
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1981

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, 1988

Professional experience

  • Family Court, Support Magistrate

Reviews

1

6896. other

She sets excessive bail, doesn't follow federal or state laws concerning arrest warrants' either. No phone call, stuck in jail over 72 hours. This "thing" has no right being a "judge." She obviously doesn't like white people.


1

7607. party to case (pro se)

My first time as a mother and a person to be involved within the judicial system. It was over whelming and degrading as soon as I walked into the court room as an observer. I will not respect and call Debra Givens a judge, or your honor. Debra humiliates all who steps in front of her. Debra is texting on her phone, drinking coffee, throwing papers in front of attorneys. I understand she evaluates many different situations, however, it is obvious she feels she is above everyone, no compassion for the ones who made a mistake and feel remorse or the attorneys in front of her. Her attitude became loud and clear and I was just observing from the back row. Seriously Debra, you have a cold heart! Following the law does not give you the right to treat people disrespectfully in the court room. I work within the City of Buffalo, truly disappointed on your conduct. I will be pursing this on a higher level.


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