Hon. Ruth Pickholz

Judge Pickholz's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 1 review

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Judicial offices

  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1998 to Present
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 2000 to 2009; Re-appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 2010 to 2019
  • Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, Appointed by Mayor David Dinkins, 1991 to 2000


  • J.D. , Chicago Kent School of Law

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1976

Professional experience

  • Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Counsel



3198. juror

She likes the sound of her own voice. During the jury selection process she asked all of us several general questions, then she seated about 14 people and then asked them some of the same general questions again. She went on to remind us morons that this isn't like in television. Really it isn't? She claimed she knows as much about the case as we do, but then stopped the defense attorney from mentioning DNA because she said it wasn't relative to the case. The attorney said she had a point to make but judge Pickholz did not care. The defendant is facing several years for an alleged burglary and the most important concern of the judge is getting this case over in a few days maybe two days she said. I had to tell her that I am a retired NYC correction officer who has worked in that courthouse years ago. She never asked if anyone was a member of law enforcement. I had to tell her. I'm a conservative and felt bad for the black kid that was probably going to get convicted because he had legal aid and a judge that was hoping to get a verdict in a couple of days. I got the feeling she may be an ego maniac.

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