Hon. Nicholas Palos See Rating Details

JHO/Support Magistrates
New York County
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New York City

Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Nicholas Palos



Comment #: NY6717
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is so bias against women it's not even funny. He is extremely condescending, rude and tyrannical. You can't even speak in his court room and ask legitimate questions without him humiliating him. He did a severe injustice to my child and he is not capable of being diplomatic to both parties. In my opinion as a citizen of this country , he is not impartial , should not be appointed a judge and clearly abuses his judicial authority.


Comment #: NY5777
He has got to be the worst Judge in the state of New York.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4441
I'm a Christian, And simply put this miserable person that has this ridiculous title Hon. In front of his name will not be allowed into Gods kingdom


Comment #: NY3914
Refused to let me have an attorney.


Comment #: NY3814
My rating of Palos is off the charts. He is below grade. He has made NUMEROUS errors in calculation of child support. I have gone to the trial judge, to the appellate division and here I am back in his part. He doesn't read the paperwork presented. He has not only cost me thousands in attys fees, but has garnished my salary for monies already paid. He is not only stupid, but he is arrogant and incompetent. How he ever got to be Magistrate is a mystery. He should be de-benched.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2314
These numbers should be attached to my earlier comments. This magistrate does not even merit one star. An evaluation of his incredible incompetence and questionable conduct is not based solely on my observation, but I stand on the UNANIMOUS REVERSALS decided by justices of the Appellate Division. One justice said of Magistrate Palos: "I find the magistrate's work amazing, appalling, and incredible." He has many, many complaints against him. Every day that he remains on the bench anywhere in the New York State Court system, the rights and best interests of the people of this state are in jeopardy. He should be removed from the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1559
This man is one of the poorest excuses for a Support Magistrate that NYC can find. He is a screamer, belligerent, nasty, power-hungry, and incompetent. He yells to disguise his incompetence. Read the many websites that criticize his abilities.