Hon. Bernice D. Siegal See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Bernice D. Siegal


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7824
Very dedicated and caring jurist who clearly agonizes over her decisions. A special person who gives a good name to the bench and treats all who appear before her with kindness and fairness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7453
to her credit, she is generally informed on the case and will listen fairly to all arguments. she is fair and intelligent. somewhat short tempered and uses her temperament as a tool.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6195
I had the pleasure of appearing before Judge Siegel for the first time. I was impressed by her demeanor, intellect and overall persona. It was nice to be reminded that Judges like her still exist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5758
A good judge. Fair, intelligent and respectful to counsel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5046
A good judge, for Queens.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4531
This is one of the poorest, most misinformed judges on the bench. She will attempt to intimidate whichever side she deems should lose, rather than provide a fair hearing for the litigants. Too bad for everyone that she's on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3605
WOW -- Judge Siegal is smart, even-handed, fair and respectful. What is she doing in Queens County?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1001
Rating:Not Rated
This judge has high intelligence and superb discretion. She is a judge's judge and a pleasure to deal with.