Hon. Paul Yee See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Norfolk County
Brookline
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 18 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 rating(s)
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* 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. Paul Yee


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA539
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a consequence of Afirmative action that we must all pay for dearly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA538
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a bitter person and it all stems from him being forced to retire in a few months since he has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 for a judge. He has decided to leave with his horrible legacy a backlog of completely unconstitutional and biased judgements to keep the court system busy as revenge. He will and has destroy everyone on the stand before he is gone. But lets see how he feels when he is retired and cannot cause harm any longer. He enjoys this.

Litigant

Comment #: MA537
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He deserves a big fat 0 ZERO. He is a disgraceful, biased Discriminatory POS. If anyone wants to help get rid of him permanently (but I hear he is retiring), then contact your local "Governors Council Representative" and tell him exactly what you've experienced with him. I have found out that complainint to the judiciary conduct committee is a waste of time; as they have a tendency to 'protect their own'. I cannot WAIT till Karma whacks this guy hard in the face and boots him in the ass.
He is a sick person

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA536
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hon. Judge Paul Yee used a 258e order to remove me from my own home. Differences from 209A: 258E orders cannot (1) order the defendant to vacate the home; (2) include orders about custody, visitation or temporary support; (3) order the defendant to pay you for moving expenses; (4) order the defendant to surrender firearms and firearms licenses and identification cards. I have many questions about this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA535
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge excused threats with a firearm as being made in self-defense against someone who made no threats with weapons. No clear cut understanding of the law. His appoint is unbelievable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA534
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge will rule based on appearance and favorability not facts or evidence. Proceed with caution. Hire the most competent lawyer. Expect the worst. Be prepared for the shock of you life. You won't believe this is America after encountering this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA533
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Highly controversial judge. Gave other party 10 days to respond to my 258e order. Allowed other party legal counsel. Showed up to extend my 258e order. In retaliation one was brought against me. Judge did not allow me to seek legal counsel. Judge did not allow me time to respond to and contest charges. Judge did not allow me to call in witnesses. Judgement was made without due process of the law. Clear favorability for one party based on outward appearance. No evidence provided against me. Evidence provided continually ruled out. Held other party to a different standard of the law. Allowed documents into evidence that were not signed, dated, or notarized but demanded that from me.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA532
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I filed a harassment order against a neighbor who was calling me at 2am and 4am threatening me. I have 4 years of being bothered by this neighbor and the police told me to go down to the court and file the order in order to finally be left alone. I came to the hearing in 10 days to extend my order. Being unemployed my unemployment benefit was not enough to hire a lawyer. I called the low-income free lawyer program and they told me they don't handle harassment orders. I showed up without legal representation. The hearing was to extend my order. In retailiation the defendant brought a lawyer and made extremely bogus claims about me. I had the phone logs and police reports. Everything was ruled out. I was not allowed to speak. I begged and pleaded with the judge to allow me time to get a lawyer because I was not aware of the procedure and had difficulty representing myself since the whole court experience made me have panic attacks and need to sit down because I felt like fainting. The judge denied my motion. He threw my harassment order out. He believed everything the defendant was saying with no proof and a good amount of evidence against her. The retaliation of the denfendant was allowed because that party had a lawyer. I found myself instead of being protected from harassment thrown out of my own house unable to return unless I have the police present. I spent 2 months in hotels and sleeping in cars and called everyone I know to borrow money to hire an attorney. I am 10,000 in credit card debt and owe my friends money. I went back with a lawyer. My life was destroyed
For the first time in my life I found myself sleeping in cars and shaving at public bathrooms. I had alot of evidence. I gathered 5 witness statements from other people in the building who have been harassed by this same person. The judge refused to look at my witness statements because the lawyer never instructed me to put a penalty of perjury clause in them. Again the judge was doing everything he could to torment me. He said he would hear the cause again if I came back with the witness statements signed under penalty of perjury. The lawyer is asking for a few more grand to do that and six more months of waiting. After this experience I have given up on life. To be called and harassed at 2am and 4am in morning not allowed to sleep and to have proof of that and then to be thrown out of my own house because I didn't have the funds to hire a lawyer. I have no criminal background and I am the nicest person to everyone. My witnesses are now being fined and harassed by the defendant and are angry with me. Thank you judge for helping me realize life is not worth it. Thank you judge for making me realize how horrible people are to eachother. You ruin the American ideals.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA491
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is what our country has come to! SMH. shame on him!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA484
Rating:1.3
Comments:
On the eviction case Judge Yee ordered triple damage against landlord claiming "security deposit was not in escrow account". When the bank provided letter stating it is the right type of account the bank uses to hand security deposit Judge Yee said in the court house "you need to bring the banker as your witness". He is outrageously ignorant of fact, arrogant, dismissive of evidence and disqualified as a judge.

Litigant

Comment #: MA479
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This man has a God complex. He has no regard for the law. He is a judge, one who judges, not bu facts or the evidence, but on the opinion he has formed of you in the 15 minutes you were before him. Knowing absolutely nothing about you or what the other person may have put you through for years. That you came to him for help and that you were in fear for your safety, but because the other person was a police officer (personal, not work related), Judge Yee automatically dismissed my case. It did not matter that I had tons of evidence, court documents/orders,?harassing and threatening texts and emails, voice mails..... none of that mattered. My ex had NOTHING, not one bit of evidence, absolutely nothing. My ex had nothing to back up his lies and clearly did not need anything because a "police officer would not lie." Needless to say I live in fear and this pathetic, ignorant, little man thinks he can play God and ruin people's lives. I recently heard this his God Complex could possibly get him in trouble, I pray to God that he finally gets what he deserves for his arrogance and lack of respect for the law and realize that his poor choices affect people's lives. This man SHOULD BE REMOVED from the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA475
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This man has absolutely no business being on the bench. He clearly doesn't know the law, if he did, he wouldn't have to make it up as he went along.

Other

Comment #: MA472
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge Yee should not hold this position. He laughs at seriuos cases and he leads answers. In my case he did not allow my lawyer to do his job. He stopped him and questioned the party and would not allow the lawyer to cross examine. He would let the facts come through IF he listened and instead of "Judging the cover" he would have seen the facts.

I was shocked and wanted to send the factual documents that he would allow presented so he could see how terribly he proceeded. I am STILL being harassed by this person - Judge Yee gave her power to harass me more. No Justice. I am so glad I don't live in Somerville any more. - Disgusted

Other

Comment #: MA470
Rating:1.0
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He is THE WORST of THE WORST. If you don't have an attorney with you, even for the smallest thing, he will find a way to make your life miserable and/or a living hell. He doesn't listen to defense people at all. Matter of fact, he even put words in my mouth-which I wouldn't even allow my mother to do. F that crap. He's a joke. Has NO business being on the bench. My only comfort is that he is only a judge on this earth. He won't be my final judge and that gives me peace :)

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA469
Rating:2.6
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After being in front of this judge on a three day jury trial for clients charged with several minor misdemeanor charges, I was stunned by his pro-prosecution bias. At one point, he refused to bar police officers from testifying who had clearly violated his sequestration order by stating that he "simply did not believe that a veteran police officer would do that." He also instructed the jury incorrectly on the law and refused to supplement his instructions with a quote from the SJC which showed that he was incorrect. His instructions to the jury that were favorable to the defense were delivered in an almost indecipherable monotone. He snapped constantly at a defense lawyer and clearly showed his annoyance to the jury concerning assertive lawyering by the defense team. He basically did everything he could to insure a guilty verdict. The worst trial judge I have ever been in front of in 30 years of practice in Massachusetts.

Litigant

Comment #: MA460
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge needs to go. Period. Extremely unfair. Issued a 3 year RO ..THREE YEARS on a woman because she had an affair with a cops wife! It was issued to the wife..after she made up bogus allegatons against the mistress wh actually had proof of the allegation being fault. The mistress never threatened or harmed the wife. The mistress tried to say to the judge that to punish her for having the affair with her husband. She never even came in contact ever with this woman has never even met her but yet somehow the judge insistently called her a liar in spite of having witnesses. So there you have it a scorned wife who abuses the court and an idiotic judge who believes that

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA439
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Judge Yee doesn't get it. He disregards the rules of civil procedure and creates his own law. Awful, one of the worst I've tried a case in front of.

Litigant

Comment #: MA429
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This man has absolutely no business being on the bench.
he does NOT review evidence and he outright lied.
If anyone wants to seek to get him removed from the bench, I'm in.

Litigant

Comment #: MA428
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I concur. Awful judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA422
Rating:1.5
Comments:
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
Rating:1.0
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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
Rating:1.5
Comments:
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
Rating:1.5
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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.

Litigant

Comment #: MA380
Rating:Not Rated
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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.

Litigant

Comment #: MA375
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.