Hon. Terry Paul Bottinelli See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Passaic County
Vicinage 11
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 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. Terry Paul Bottinelli


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Litigant

Comment #: NJ2188
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Epitome of condescension
Nasty. Rude. Impatient . Lazy. Obnoxious. Belligerent. Mean.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2184
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst judge ever!! Rude, lazy and stupid. Very bad combo in any area of the law; but especially in the arena of family court. It's a sin he's on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2182
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
needs some training in family law and the dynamics of dealing with high conflict family matters. If he is so worried about the best interests of the children---conduct an in camera interview. Very disappointed in his inability to address the issues. For a judge who is supposed to be concerned about the children, he did noting at all to help them. Very disappointing

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2181
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Pompous and rude to both attorneys and litigants. Condescending and impatient. Did not allow attorneys to speak. He should not be on the bench; in particular the Family Part. No sensitvity to crucial family issues. Disappointing....

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2180
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Should be removed from the bench; not cut out for this job. Showed no ability to reason. Acts like dictator. This is America not some third world country.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2177
Rating:1.0
Comments:
His demeanor was very interruptive and disallowed for any true oral argument. Cut the attorneys off "at the knees". Not a lawyer's judge. Appeared angry and bitter.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2176
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He should be known as Terry the Terrible. He was critical and rude and utilizes his authority as a judge to dispense "parenting advice" rather than do his job. He is truly tyrannical. Terry the Terrible Tyrant.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2175
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
terrible judicial temperament. Very one-sided (for the man)
Mean-spirited; very nasty and rude despite dealing with issues of a very personal nature.

Sorry for anyone who has to appear before this man.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2174
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge, no ability to reason at all. Flippant and rude. Very angry. He is also chauvinistic. Good luck to any woman/mother litigants. He makes personal verbal attacks on litigants and can do so because he is "the judge". Embarrassment to the legal profession. Shame on him!!

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2173
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Disgraziano!!

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2172
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible excuse for a judge. Condescending, rude and very sexist. I filled for help with custody and he did nothing but make rude comments. He did nothing to help; this caused me to have to file a subsequent restraining order against my ex as I was in danger. He HATES women--if you are a woman, please avoid his courtroom at all costs as you will spend a lot of money and get no results. Disgraziano!

Litigant

Comment #: NJ2087
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unethical - should be disbarred. Learn more here:

bit.ly/JonVersusTheJudge

Other

Comment #: NJ2062
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Staff is absolutely Incompetent. Scheduled our case which we were told by the Honorable did not need to be heard. Wasted a day off on a matter his law clerk fumbled.
Condescending attitude. Likes to hear himself talk. Don't need to hear his parenting advice.