Hon. Daniel J. O'Shea See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Norfolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 2 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Daniel J. O'Shea



Comment #: MA571
Horrible. One of the worst judges around.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA440
Judge O'Shea is the type of judge we need to see more in the District Court. I haven't tried any cases in front of him so I have abstained from rating him in those categories. One of the better judges around.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA286
Judge O'Shea is perhaps the best Judge currently working in Bristol County. He will listen to your argument which is more than many other Judges in the area. He respects the Defense bar, Probation and The District Attorney's office. I would say he leans slightly in favor of the prosecution especially in regards to bails and unagreed to tenders. That being said, many a defendant has been given 2nd and 3rd chances by this Judge. His patience is admirable. His intellect and ability to explain legal issues is on par with any law professor. He has on occasion made what I think have been mistakes, but usually he is on the money. He works mostly the 1st session and is seldom in the trial session.