Hon. James J. McGann See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Monmouth County
Vicinage 9
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 5 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. James J. McGann


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2728
Completely clueless and out of touch with reality. Didn't bother to read anything.


Comment #: NJ2364
whoever said he is bias to female, really need to get over it.. he doesn't even read paperwork or give a fair shot at listening to both parties. I feel this judge is lazy and needs to get out of this profession.As I listened to one case, I feel he definitely favors WOMEN Inconsiderate, horrible,and just overall ridiculous when setting custody or child support. Follow NJ guidelines for family court your HONOR because its the law which you so do not happen to follow..


Comment #: NJ2037
I believe it is who you know, not what you know. This Judge allowed for a hearing without the Plaintiff being present and ready to makes his decision without evidence. He claims his decision is based on the childs interest, but telling me to sell the house and basically have my son leave his home after living in it all his life. Leaving me broke and my ex rich who wasn't present This Judge must HATE women. He had denied all statements from me the Defendant. This judge should not be on the BENCH making decisions for other peoples lives.

Court Staff

Comment #: NJ1256
McGann=Incompetant. Freedom of speech and my own opinion.

Governor Christie - Please help reform Monmouth Vicinage. Either the Judges are incompetant or highly biased. Your making Monmouth county look like idiots. I even hear it from my friend that works in New York as a prosecutor. Your killing us...


Comment #: NJ1242
Can't count his nuts twice and come up with the same number. God help Monmouth County. Where do they find these people?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ1150
I ask for his resignation. He is slow, unable to make decisions with clear evidence, took 10 minutes to do a simple addition problem and seems out of it. The more incompetent the more they move up? Good luck to those who have him in family court next year. GOD help us...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1068
McGann is a very poor excuse for a judge. His judgement was unbelievably horrible. Had no basis at all for his decision.


Comment #: NJ648
I am a tenant who has a 83% increase in
my rent in 5 yrs. I had comps in the area, proof of utility costs be decreased.Landlord had nothing to support
the increase, no comps, no utility records, no tax records and the landlord was granted the full $300 increse. what a shame

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ537
I think he is not a fair judge and they should follow the rights of the constituation.He does not care for others and does not know how to handle certain issues.So everybody thinks just because they have there degree in being a judge that they are always right.Its awful how they hurt good people and the bad get away with shit.What comes around goes around remember that.