Hon. Norman St. George See Rating Details

District Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Norman St. George


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Other

Comment #: NY5141
Rating:5.0
Comments:
He sat through the trial. He set ground rules for both sides, citing no delays, witnesses ready, etc. It didn't work out that way. He leaned towards the ADA's side. He allowed an extended recess for the ADA to get another witness. The ADA did not return with a new witness, but re-examined the previous witness. This witness admitted that the ADA reviewed the testimony during the subsequent recess. This judge sanctioned the ADA for doing so.

Litigant

Comment #: NY4324
Rating:10.0
Comments:
he is a very strict and by the book man he knows the rule of law to the letter , and does not allow the lawyers in any way to play the games thank god someone who understand justice

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1622
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge St. George knows what he is doing. Doesn't waste anyone's time. Likes to work. He is also totally evenhanded, not looking to protect People's case like some judges. Would practice before him any day.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1315
Rating:4.9
Comments:
He had some bizarre rule about picking the jurors. I only had one chance to pick first four or something, I didn't know what he was babbling about his rules the first time I picked with him. I tried to go back and strike one, he said "no" for no apparent reason other than be a pr&@#K Not so nice. I won the trial, so it's not sour grapes. He just rubbed me the wrong way and he's getting increasingly nasty and power drunk.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY914
Rating:9.3
Comments:
I have now tried two cases with this judge. He has been entirely fair. He is easy to work with if you are prompt and efficient. He likes to try cases. He is good on trial. He does not seem to favor the prosecution. He is very sharp but sometimes a little quick to make a decision. He doesn't allow a lot of excess in his courtroom. He will allow a little banter but not much which as it is evenly handled is fine. Does not give "signals" to jurors. Chambers (as they are) are well run. He is very conservative for a Democrat. Not giving away the store means a lot of trials. (Not necessarily a bad thing with this judge given this D.A.'s office.) Brush up on your evidence and be current on case law, because he is.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY378
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge has a political agenda on which his decisions are based. His declared anti-domestic violence stance apparently applies only to men and takes no account of the evidence before him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY44
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge St. George is a very fine trial judge. He is smart and efficient. He doesn't suffer fools gladly but has an otherwise great demeanor. Jurors are impressed by his skills and his concern for them. St. George comes prepared to work. He has a schedule for trial and he keeps to it. Be prepared! He does not like to deal with amateurs or with people who are dabbling in criminal law. On the other hand he has tremendous patience with new lawyers. Some of his rules (20 minutes to sum up) get in the way of him being rated better. On the other hand, he quickly makes rulings, understands what you are doing before you do it, and is otherwise easy to work with if you play by the rules.
He lets you try your case, as long as it doesn't take forever for you to accomplish that. He doesn't burn you for going to trial either.