Hon. Paul Yee See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Norfolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Paul Yee


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA422
Very rarely in the Boston area but won't be back anytime soon in Somerville District Court. Fairness? Clearly a pro-prosecution courthouse. My case was continued to a further date but I had the displeasure of witnessing what I saw a clear bias in the courtroom by this judge. I hope that my case does not appear before this judge as it was made clear to me by other defense attorneys and what I witnessed in there that my client would not receive a fair trial. Fingers are crossed on that next date.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA417
My question is this, how did he ever become a judge? Judicial nomination committee should all be reprimanded for this appointment. If read the previous evaluations. Bias? No doubt!!!! Stay away, stay far away.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA410
Clear bias against defendants. Allows commonwealth to violate discovery orders, and holds defendant to the fine letter. Motions in limine are one sided, pro prosecution. Unfair decisions,protects prosecutorial misconduct. Clear bias demonstrated.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA395
showed open favor to one party, hostility to another, knowledge of the law indicates he never attended, let alone graduated, law school. He would do the mench a great favor by stepping down.


Comment #: MA380
Rating:Not Rated
He wouldn't view my evidence; contradicted himself numerous times, refused to allow me my rights provided under the guidelines of this law. He made things up as he went along, if I did not see firsthand the things this man did, I would never believe someone could be that arrogant. It's a shame that his knowledge of the legal system is not nearly as great or as large as his ego. If it were, litigants would get a fair hearing. This man had to have known someone to get appointed as a judge, because he certainly did not get it because of his knowledge of the legal system or his ability to rule fairly or impartially on cases.


Comment #: MA375
Judge Yee ruled against me (not sour grapes) based on the fact that he did not like my "demeanor". His behavior was totally unethical. Unfortunately I did not have a lawyer with me, had I had one he NEVER would have been able to rule like he did. His behavior was a disgrace and he overstepped his authority when he made his ridiculous ruling. He based it on something that was a. part of a divorce agreement, which had it even been true would have been contempt and something to be heard in family court. But it was not true and he did not even read it correctly. He refused to listen to anything I had to say. He violated my rights and refused to hear and read COURT documents that I was legally allowed to use. b. he literally made up a reason, when confronted about it when I tried to vacate the order, he would not even listen to anything I had to say. This man is a male chauvinistic pig, with a God Complex. He made it clear that a woman should be seen and not heard. Like I stated earlier, this is not sour grapes, what I am stating is facts and his very poor arrogant decision has affected my life continuously. This man is a joke and clearly should not be a judge, a judge should base his decision on facts a judge should rule on his personal opinion of someone, especially when he has no clue who that person is or what the other person may have put them through for years. To judge someone in 20 minutes and then rule on something he knows NOTHING about or was willing to hear the facts, is disgraceful. This man is HORRIBLE and should not be a judge.