Hon. Jeffrey Sunshine

Judge Sunshine's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 9 reviews

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Judicial offices

  • Justice, Supreme Court , Kings County, Elected, 2011 to 2024
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court , Kings County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to 2010
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Richmond County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2001 to 2003
  • Judge, Family Court of the City of New York, Kings County,, Appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, 2002 to 2010
  • Judge, Family Court of the City of New York, Kings County, Appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 1998 to 2003

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1977

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1982
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1981
  • United States District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York, 1982
  • United States Supreme Court, Washington D.C., 1987

Professional experience

  • Sunshine & Goldberg, Partner - Attorney, 1987 to 1998
  • Jeffrey Sander Sunshine, Solo Practitioner - Attorney, 1983 to 1987
  • NYS Unified Court System, Hon. Barry Hurowitz, Acting Supreme Court Justice, Principal Law Clerk, 1980 to 1983

Professional and civic activities

  • President, Brooklyn Bar Association, 1995 to 1996
  • Member, Brooklyn Bar Association, 1982 to present
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New Yorkpresent
  • Member of the House of Delegates, New York State Bar Associationpresent
  • Chair, Special Committee on Judicial Discipline, New York State Bar Association, 1996 to 1998

Reviews

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4544. other

This Judge was the primary reason that I stopped practicing law, and that is a shame because I used to love being a lawyer and was quite good at it. He forgot where he came from--a Court street lawyer--like the rest of us trying to make a living in an ever increasing impossible profession. Cases I had before him seemed to be more about him than the poor souls I represented who had real problems. His ego gets in the way of administering Justice. His Courtroom, like many others, is more like a cattle call than a revered Courtroom. Almost every client I ever had,, even if they received a favorable ruling, always said the same thing " is that the way all judges act"? The system is irretirievably broken, and every new rule implemented to make the sytem more efficient and fair has failed, and always will. But, the joke is on you Judge, My small investment in the early eighties in a little tech company called Microsoft has blossomed into a 78 million fortune. So enjoy yourself at 360 Adams Street.. You are truly lost in hubris. Say hi to Shelly--oops forgot, he is looking at 130 years.


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6408. party to case (pro se)

Hello everyone, I sense the frustration with Sunshine. I can't understand why everyone has missed a simple fact. Sunshine is on the take. Generally, it will cost you $25 k if you want a favorable outcome. Should you need forensics, Mary Carlin is Sunshine's accomplice and that will cost you another $10 k.


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710. witness

This Judge is one that has truly taken the "God syndrome" to new heights. He totally ignores facts and expert testimony and just shoots a judgement from the hip based on how sorry he feels for one or the other. Please don't waste your time with a attorney and spending a ton on a good legal defence. Even if you show hands down that the other side is a complete mental case, you can still lose based on the judge's mood for the day. We spent a small fortune proving our case to a "no doubt" conclusion and still lost. Everyone in the room had their jaw dropped including the opposing lawyer. Take my advice and never marry in NYC. You will have to deal with lawyers that can't make a living in the real world and become judges. Who else would take the low salaries they get? I am sure NYC has some ethical Judges, just pray you don't get Sunshine.


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2377. party to case (with attorney)

I was under the impression that since he is a chief matrimonial judge he will be good and fair. When I saw him in court I could sense how brilliant he is. The fact of the matter is that he is a reputable smart judge who is narcistic beyond imagination. Whatever he says or does has to make him look "distinguished" so that his name appears in the New York Times.In the process he uses and abuses the poor and unfortunate familes to achieve this. I agree with the term god complex in describing this son of a jewish bitch moron..


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8009. other

The most inaptly named judge in America, Sunshine is another judge who has presided over the tragic destruction of families. He was elected to this position in 2011, and his current term expires in 2024. He has somehow risen to the powerful position of ‘supervising matrimonial judge’. The biggest stain on his record is his role in the murder of a three-year-old-child and the suicide of his father, Dmitriy Kanarikov. According to an attorney connected to the case: “During a typical divorce proceeding, the mother used the usual domestic violence accusations to cut dad off from his son. Dad freaked out as he never heard of anything like this before. He appeared before Judge Sunshine, who is a rubber-stamping bureaucrat. He granted an order of protection to [the mother] - as usual - with no proof of any actual violence of any kind. Outraged by the lies, Dmitriy obtained his son for an unsupervised visit and proceeded to go up to the top floor of a West 60th Street building. He flung his son off the top floor and then jumped after the son. The press followed Sunshine's orders. Dad was branded violent and deranged. [The mother] was branded the abused spouse. An important difference between Kanarikov and the typical American is that Americans behave like sheep. We are led around by rings in our noses and no matter how the court behaves, we go along with the scam no matter how absurd. But Russians are far hardier than that, and the mother’s attorney really screwed the pooch. I do not believe Sunshine received any kind of sanction for any of hs involving the Kanarikovs.” According to another now-retired family court judge: “This Judge was the primary reason that I stopped practicing law, and that is a shame because I used to love being a lawyer and was quite good at it. He forgot where he came from--a Court street lawyer -- like the rest of us trying to make a living in an ever increasing impossible profession. Cases I had before him seemed to be more about him than the poor souls I represented who had real problems. His ego gets in the way of administering Justice. His Courtroom, like many others, is more like a cattle call than a revered Courtroom. Almost every client I ever had, even if they received a favorable ruling, always said the same thing: "Is that the way all judges act’?” As supervising judge, Sunshine has shown no leadership, and offers no relief to litigants who have been denied due process. In a recent case, he took punitive action against an attorney who had complained to him because a subordinate judge had not entered a decision on an application for a parent to see his child, after eight months of separation. Rather than treating such complaints seriously and confidentially, Sunshine immediately informs the judge about whom a complaint is made, often leading to retaliatory action.


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1241. party to case (pro se)

I 100% believe what the witness said as stated at the above. Unlucky me get this judge. Please pray for me out from this hell.


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1543. party to case (pro se)

This judge is the biggest asshole on the planet thinks he's god to tell me how to parent my kids and dictate his personal feeling above the law biggest piece of shit at 360 Adams street if you get him request. New judge he's thinks he's god above the law a short insecure blinky bald headed bastardrun cause there's only his opinion forget the law


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3617. other

This judge is a unfair pos scumbag.


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4365. party to case (pro se)

Beware of this rotten judge, who educated in law school and sworn in office as judge but he is the one who violated the law, Constitutional Bill of Right. What he did is never hearing Order to Show Cause, covered disgusting and unprofessional lawyers who he appointed, wasting tax payers hard earned monies and corrupted times. The worst he did not care what is right and wrong but he so cares and asks me to pay his appointed lawyer who clearly was wrong. I curse on you, Sunshine for your whole life and your next life. All the Karma will come back to what you did, Sunshine. Shame on you sitting on the bench and proclaim yourself as a good judge. Honestly ask yourself????


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