Hon. Joseph L. Yannotti See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Essex County
Vicinage 5
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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. Joseph L. Yannotti



Comment #: NJ1967
He's been in the appellate court for too long--10 years. Get him out. He has clerk's initial his appellate decisions, and you can't even read the initials. He refers to the lower level court judge as "the Judge" or "the Court", and does nothing more than protect his buddies in the lower level courts when their decisions are appealed. Proof is submitted, and he blatantly ignores it. and just says "Denied", with no explanation.


Comment #: NJ1965
This is an appellate judge, who made a prejudicial remark on an appellate decision, who thought he'd picked on a disabled vet. He said that my disability retirement was not earned during a time of war or duty related. I retired disabled in 2005. I served my country for 25 years. Refused to remove this remark, and LIED on his decision, stating that their appellate decision turnaround time was 2 months, when it actually was over 11 months. ON the Motion for Reconsideration, he sent a letter, simply stating "DENIED", with no explanation.