Hon. Arnold L. Natali, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Middlesex County
Vicinage 8
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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. Arnold L. Natali, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2838
Judge Natali reads submissions by parties. He however predecides and often misses the point. He writes his decisions and reads way too much from scripts. This methods results in him missing critical points made by lawyers at oral argument. Liberal is a good trait for a judge. He however is way too liberal often and in the process ends up doing injustice. Good judge but his methods and decision making process need to change. He is respectful to all, tries to be fair, is not arrogant and these are great ingredients for a good judge which so many judges lack. I hope he stops pre judging, and stop being so liberal that the process loses meaning.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2709
Rating:Not Rated
Extremely bright, patient and hard working


Comment #: NJ2507
Rating:Not Rated
Hard working, kind and diligent. A great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2506
Judge Natali is the most nervous, anxious and crazy judge on the bench. His inability to handle simple requests is shocking. His inability to understand even vaguely complex motions is very poor. This judge relies entirely upon the attorneys to do his job.