Hon. James H. McGuinness, Jr. See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Middlesex County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. James H. McGuinness, Jr.



Comment #: MA452
Rating:Not Rated
Judge James MCGinnis is a wonderful judge..He is knowledgeable and wastes no time on irrelevant nonsense..cuts to the chase and moves things along without missing a trick..listens intently ..makes certain the jury fully understands the process..He also has
the most unique, delightful voice..very calm, clear articulation with great inflection..Very sharp..intriguing..
I'd most definitelt give him a 10.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA446
This judge is a narcissist; his style is abrasive, and dismissive. He seems smart enough, but there is more to being a good judge than that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA441
Judge McGuinness is one of the best district court judges around. He's knowledgable and entertaining. I look forward to practicing in front of him.


Comment #: MA311
This one is a smart cookie, knows law, (commercial, civil) sticks to law and has a savvy delivery method when he rules.