Hon. James L. Cott See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:9.7 - 7 rating(s)
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Ratings

*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25451
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Extremely favorable to defendants in civil litigation, condescending to female attorneys, wildly unprofessional in his settlement conferences. Really tries to pressure you and the client to do what he wants. Resorts to ad hominem attacks if you do not agree with his view of your case

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24855
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Very fair, non-biased, neutral. Excellent job assisting with settlement with parties very far apart.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23976
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Recently appeared before him for a discovery conference. Was well prepared and honed in on the important issues and considerations. Thereafter, had a settlement conference with him, and he was excellent, making my client feel at ease with the process. Was fair to both sides and somewhat effective.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23368
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Superb judge. Focuses everyone on the precise issue at hand rather than collateral matters that raise emotions.
Unbiased. Does not take sides. Remains neutral

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21956
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I was fortunate to have a personal injury matter set before Judge Cott for a settlement conference. And what a terrific experience. He was focused, worked really hard, and got the matter resolved despite divergent beliefs between the parties on liability and value.

Having clerked for a great federal judge, it was nice to see a magistrate that treated all parties with total respect and class.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19465
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Very nice guy and excellent settlement skills.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19399
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Willing to work hard and spend the needed time on settlement conferences, unlike some magistrates.