Hon. Donna M. Mills See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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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. Donna M. Mills


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6196
Rating:Not Rated
Her law secretary is exceedingly bright, hardworking and courteous. Despite being in what I was told was an all-day negotiation, he took the time to address discrete needs and sent us on our way. My prior expierience with Judge Mills is that she is bright and runs a tight ship. Exceedingly patient and courteous.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1177
She is an embarrassment to the bench. During I matter which I tried before her, she was unprepared on the issues, vexatious and played favorites. She was egregiously late and chatted on the phone during trial. The First Department reversed her decision on the merits (which was badly written, with little citation to caselaw, and based on an argument she dreamed up out of thin air) in short order.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY763
Perhaps the worst trial judge in New York County. Plays on her computer during testimony, has only a passing familiarity with the rules of evidence, and is condescending to counsel.