Hon. James R. Paganelli 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)


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* 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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Comment #: NJ3267
Rating:1.0
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This judge was brand new the bench when I was in the middle of a horrific ending to a relationship where I was being severely abused physically. I was also being manipulated by the abuser emotionally and financially. It was a text book case of narcissistic abuse. I had already removed myself from the state to escape the situation. My abuser manipulated the situation by filing restraining orders against me so I would have to travel over a thousand miles to get back to NJ to make it for court five times in a single year. The plaintiff didn't even bother showing up to the firat few court dates he requested via the order, but by law they had to give him a chance to show up. The first judge we had saw through his tactics and manipulation techniques but then he retired. Paganelli came on board at the end and reversed everything for the abuser. He punished me instead, the victim, and the real abuser walked away onto his next victim!