Hon. Phillip Lewis Paley See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Middlesex County
Vicinage 8
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 6 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)

What others have said about Hon. Phillip Lewis Paley


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2202
Has poor understanding of law against discrimination. Permitted summary judgement for defendants using inapplicable law. He either doesn't understand nj lad or is in the pocket of defendants


Comment #: NJ2201
Poorly understands law of discrimination. Allowed summary judgement for defendants using laws that were inapplicable. He either doesn't understand nj lad or had dealings with defendants

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1338
Judge Paley does not believe in the jury system. I have seen him treat jurors in a rude manner. He routinely ignores their decisions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ455
He is very competent as a trial judge and very moody. it's best to fly under radar and adapt to his rhythm in a trial and you will do just fine. He loves classic rock and is hard of hearing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ328
Very affable in disposition and temperament. Gives the parties a fair opportunity to present their cases. However, the scheduling delays are extraordinary and completely ridiculous. It took more than a year to get a motion heard. The same thing happened to a colleague of mine. If he can get his calendar straightened out and move the cases along, I would rate him with an overall 7 or 8 of 10. Until then, he is about a 3 or 4.