Hon. Toni Bean See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 16 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 2 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Toni Bean


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Other

Comment #: NY5382
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Having watched Judge Bean the last 2 1/2 years on numerous days that led up to The People's trial against my ex I would see how she would speak to people and be so taken aback at her lack of respect for some. But to witnessed how she was so disrespectful during this trial to the young female ADA who was prosecuting this case and showed such a bias towards her "favored" defense attorney was an absolute disgrace. I have no respect for her and hope she becomes disrobed and never re elected to the bench. For an African American woman to be in such a position and treat another woman (The ADA) just so poorly ,unprofessional and disrespectful was truly disheartening at the least. I am glad a mistrial was declared as a mockery of a trial would have ensued. At the very least my ex was unable to have the "public" lashing he so wanted of me. This I rejoice in. As a victim of his physical and verbal abuse for years this was his ultimate goal but it was denied. For this I am grateful.
The words IN GOD WE TRUST should not be over Judge Bean's head as she can not be "trusted" to allow a fair trial to be had by all parties.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5012
Rating:1.1
Comments:
The quality of the judiciary in Suffolk County has declined severely over the past decade. A collection of undeserving political sycophants have entrenched themselves at the District Court level. By any rational objective standard, Judge Bean should not be on the bench. Any individual who believes otherwise clearly loves Kool-Aid.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3148
Rating:1.5
Comments:
The only good thing I can say about this judge is she treats both sides with equal disdain. There are about 20 reviews of this judge, even the most positive review gives her 5 stars. What more do you need to know?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3124
Rating:2.3
Comments:
On her best day, she is a mediocre jurist.
Fine replacement for J. Veras and J. Trotto.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY3055
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Having seen her handle thousands of cases, I can report that the allegations of racism on this page are completely unfounded. While she often doesn't give everyone unlimited time to speak, this is really just an attempt to keep the calendar moving and get everyone home as quickly as she can. I've seen her be both accommodating and harsh to people of all races.

While it's true that many judges need refreshers on the law, her knowledge of it is no worse than many others'.

If you're looking to have your case resolved in a manner that is acceptable to you, remember to be courteous and friendly, don't make demands, be quick, and don't waste her time with applications that ask for too much.

Remember: Hardship licenses (according to statute) are supposed to be granted only when there is an EXTREME hardship (not a mere inconvenience). Just because other judges give them out like it's nothing doesn't mean she's wrong in denying some of them.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2905
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
OMG I am going to trail in march. The DA wanted to hang me for a one time thing with my child. This has been going on for about 18 Months now. I had judge murphy from the begining and now last month I got her. I have no chance now she HATES WHITE WOMAN!!!!!!! And the DA officejust will not give up on this my child told the DA office a nd the judge murphy that she will not testify against me...I have a very very bad feel about this ...please all the white woman pray for me...

Other

Comment #: NY2475
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The comment listed right below is extremely accurate. I'm a 30 year old "white" female with no priors what so ever. I had a extremely low reading (point 1 1) for a d.w.i. She denied me my hard ship license for no valid reason! I work hard and go to school and stressed that factor to her that I needed to be able to get to and from work, school etc. I know 19 year olds who were able to get hardship licenses with a reading of a point 1 5 or higher within 2 weeks of a d.w.i But here is the best part of it all. I witnessed two black males in the court room to whom she ripped up there tickets saying dismissed with a big smile on her face. Not to mention they were dressed extremely inappropriate in a court room. A Racist most definitely. Something should be done about this, How is this even aloud.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2423
Rating:1.0
Comments:
this judge is a blight on the face of Criminal Court suffolk County she should be removed from the bench. She is a racist subject to reverse discrimination. She is nice to Black male clients, but white women, watch out. She is angry and mean.

Other

Comment #: NY1760
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Didn't even take the time to listen to my attorney's argument. It appeared she wasn't even paying attention. Just refused any plea for a reduced sentence for a first time offender and an otherise law abiding citizen. How does a person like this end up in a position of such importance? Horrible.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1752
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge. She was rumored to have been appointed as a mea culpa to the black community by the county executive shortly after he was caught on tape making a racist comment. Not sure if that is true but the timing fits. The committee on judicial conduct has a specific investigator assigned to handle complaints regarding this judge. Call the committee and the staff will tell you to whom a complaint should be addressed by name. That's really bad. Heard from many legal aid attorneys that blacks get deals and white folks get slammed in front of her. She is absolutely clueless and graduated from the bottom tier of law schools, Howard University.

Other

Comment #: NY1549
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Since 2008 this judge has given me two temporary orders of protection for Allegedly threatenting someone in my family who incidently was a warrant officer ( how coincidental) recently retired. I would be crazy to come to CENTRAL ISLIP to go infront of this judge after reading the comments from these Lawyers. I was even told to stay out of NY permantly after I told him who the Judge was stating that Judge Bean was the most bias and worst Judge he had to deal with. If anyone reading this wants to contact me for the whole story email me I want you to know about some Officers from the 2ND PCT in Huntington who I believe violated my constitional rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1524
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I think she was an insurance lawyer before she became a criminal law judge. She is pretty awful. The ADA told me they weren't ready but insisted I waive time. When I said no he announced ready. I called him on it before the judge and asked for a written statement of readiness and she said no. When she set a motion schedule, I asked for an off-calendar motion schedule and she said no. I then asked to waive my client's appearance for the motion submission days and she said no. Just awful.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1476
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Just found this site and when I saw they had a top 10 and a bottom 10 category I immediatly thought of this judge. Not surprising, there she was. I agree with everything negative written here.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1452
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She stinks. I agree with the other comments. She is a disgrace to the system and to the fine jurists which we have in this county. Totally clueless and totally nasty. I wish I could give a minus rating, but the lowest rating this site will accept is a one. Lord help us if she is either re-elected, or elevated to a higher court.

Other

Comment #: NY1434
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Worst judge ever to wear a robe. She is illiterate, doesn't remember what she says, and is opinionated and biased.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1307
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She's a poor jurist and an obstructionist. I asked her I got supervisor approval for an impaired plea on a refusal (there were mitigating circs.)if she'd allow the plea to go thru. She wouldn't say. Say yes, say no, just realize I have a job to do.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1214
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge was without a doubt the worst justice to ever enter a courtroom. I actually witnessed her telling an elderly handicapped woman that she was going to be thrown out in contempt of court for speaking, when , in fact, there were two obviously intoxicated clients awaiting judgement in the row in back of this elderly women , and it was these two intoxicated clients that were crouched down and speaking...the elderly handicapped woman had not uttered a single sound but had been clutching onto her rosary beads the entire time...in silence! What kind of justice is this?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1213
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Undoubtedly the worst judge to enter a courtroom. Told a young woman with an obvious broken neck, by the orbital neck brace, in her court room to "Stop slouching or you will be held in contempt." Unprofessional, inconsiderate, and above all unjust in her rulings. If this was many years ago I would have to label her as a "hanging" judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1100
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The absolute poorest excuse for a judge that ever put on a robe. Avoid at all costs

Other

Comment #: NY728
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I was in her courtroom observing her and within minutes I could see how biased she was and how unprofessional she is. It is truly bewildering that judges are permitted to act in such a manner.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY635
Rating:1.3
Comments:
She is the worst, most unprofessional, incompetent, worthless judge I have ever tried a case in front of. She is ill-tempered and will try to prevent you from making any application she doesn't understand by ordering you to sit down and be quiet.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY581
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Awful. Once sanctioned an attorney on a District Court matter $25,000. Supposed to be a nice person off the bench, but I have yet to encounter that individual.