Hon. Margaret R. Guzman See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 2 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. Margaret R. Guzman


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA547
Rating:Not Rated
She is one of the worst judges I've been before. Luckily she hasn't been in the courts I frequent recently but she is pro-debtor but that doesn't surprise me given that she has filed personal bankruptcy within the last 3-4 years. Has no grasp on the rules of civil procedure and will argue from the bench. There are judges that you can disagree with but she is completely unfit to be a judge. I suggest Plaintiffs counsel should search Pacer and review bankruptcy schedules for potential conflicts of interest.


Comment #: MA432
She is the nastiest judge I've encountered on the bench. She is incapable of understanding the law. She still wants to be a lawyer and argue the case. I cannot stress enough how unprofessional, rude, condescending and egotistical she is.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA364
A wonderful judge. Smart, VERY fair and considerate. A great person and a tremendous professional.