Hon. Orazio R. Bellantoni See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Westchester 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. Orazio R. Bellantoni


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6084
When deciding motions, Justice Bellantoni usually gets to the right outcome, but you can grow old waiting for the decision.

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.