Hon. Orazio R. Bellantoni See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Westchester County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 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. Orazio R. Bellantoni


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6018
He's knowledgeable and treats attorneys with what little respect for which judges are known. However, he makes up his mind based on his biases and then shoehorns only those facts into the laws that support his conclusions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4998
This judge is not very astute. His thinking seems erratic.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4906
Judge Bellantoni is an even-handed, no-nonsense trial judge. You will receive a fair trial. Both sides will be heard. He is a judge who will let you try your case -- and, most importantly, who will keep control of his courtroom. A great judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1664
This is a gentleman until you think you can treat him lightly. Big mistake. Try your case professionally, well prepared, and with respect for all and you are in good hands.As a former trial adversary I have great respect for him .

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY566
I had a trial before him several years ago. He said some incredibly injudicious things to me at side-bar, including using the "f" word to tell me what he thought of me. I've appeared before a lot of tough judges over the years, but I've never been confronted with such over-the-top bullying. My client won the trial, but I'd be very happy never to set foot in Judge Bellantoni's courtroom again.