Hon. Philip J. Maenza See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Morris County
Vicinage 10
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 3 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. Philip J. Maenza


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2746
Very prejudiced and biased based on who you hire. When you interview your lawyer, see if he is buddies with Judge Maenza, some lawyers have that hook. Also when speaking in court, he comes across as a buffoon.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2656
Has poor knowledge of Appellate decisions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2633
Prejudice, Bias, makes decision based on who your lawyer is. Picks ones side and decimates the other.


Comment #: NJ2632
This judge is a disgrace to the judiciary. He is incompetent, can't add or subtract for his life, is prejudice, bias commits illegal acts under the color of law. In my case he was reprimanded in writing (slap on the wrist) for committing judicial misconduct and aiding the fraud. He is simply a bad man. An ordinary person could not get it that wrong.