Hon. Margaret R. Guzman See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Suffolk County
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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)

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What others have said about Hon. Margaret R. Guzman



Comment #: MA660
A horrible judge, ignorant, unintelligent, extremely unjust and inconsiderate. A underhanded human being and chronically unprofessional.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA659
Incapable of understanding law, one of the worst judges I've been before, mentally unstable, no cognitive skills at all. Demonstrates bias, argues cases from the bench, her ignorance and lack of integrity and dignity is appalling.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA656
An absolute abomination, needs psychological testing mental capabilities as well as knowledge and applying law completely incompetent.

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.