Hon. Donald R. Blydenburgh See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 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. Donald R. Blydenburgh


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Litigant

Comment #: NY2411
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Has an anger problems, does not look at the facts of the case and does not care about children, totally incompetent and bias. His decisions look like he's been paid off. This judge gave my husband custody of our three children one of which was in diapers to the father who was violent due to a brain cancer ailment, no hearing, no trial but based it upon my father-in-law, retired Supreme Court Judge's perjurious Affidavit that was sent to Blydenburgh, stating my husband was the primary care-taker. Meanwhile, my husband had brain cancer for 7 years, 2 brain operations and I was his primary caretaker. My husband was not even supposed to be driving a car, due to vertigo attacks. Blydenburgh's decision endangered the lives of my 3 children by giving my husband custody without any facts before him and only an affidavit from another Judge who was his colleague, he should've been disrobed for his conduct and disbarred!!!!! I wonder who Judge Blydenburgh knows, that he can hurt a child's life and there is no reprecussions.

Other

Comment #: NY2202
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I hired two separate divorce attorneys to represent me and both stated that I was out of luck considering I had drawn Judge Blydenburgh or "KING DON" as the both referred to him. According to speculation he was once married to a woman who cheated on him and took him for all that he was worth which led to his substantial drinking problem as well as him making his own determinations with divorce law. Hence, the reason he tends to overlook facts of the case when a divorce involves a wife who "allegedly" had an affair. This judge ruled on a separation agreement granting split custody to my ex and myself with me being the custodial parent without taking into consideration my ex's history of mental illness, criminal rap sheet, history of alcohol abuse including FOUR DWI's! I have the cleanest record known to man, no drugs, alcohol, violence, even took the suffolk county police dept test scoring an 89! This judge refused to hear any of my ex's problems saying that he is a "reformed" alcoholic.. he also granted my ex our home which was purchased after we were married because it was purchased with my ex's personal injury settlement even though my ex put his settlement in my personal checking account which he had no access too, stating he owed me for staying by him and bought our house out of that account! He said it was a gift to me and put me on the deed and the mortgage! this judge didnt want to hear anything and threatened to take away my custodial right if i tried to contest his ruling!

Litigant

Comment #: NY1826
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I cannot understand for the life of me why it took so long for the Republican party to figure out that this Judge is a liability, unethical and dumb. Makes rulings that have no basis leagally. Financially ruins people without any thought. His law secreatary was dumb as well..I guess she had a good mentor.
Thank god he is gone. Now if they only can fix the system we all can be treated fairly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1718
Rating:1.0
Comments:
RE: The HONORABLE Judge Blydenburg
He judges by an attitude he has against a plaintive or defendant and not by the actual facts of the case in front of him.
A person with a character like this does not belong on a bench of any court
(With perhaps the exception of a Kangaroo Court).

Other

Comment #: NY1717
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
RE: The HONORABLE Judge Blydenburg
He judges by an attitue he has against a plaintiv or defendend and not by the actual facts of the case in front of him.
A person with a carracter like this does not belong on a bench of any court
(With perhaps the exeption of a Kangaroo Court).

Other

Comment #: NY1647
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The man was and is pickled ! plays games with peoples lives, also bankruped me, with stupidty arrogance says one thing and does another. will see him in civil court. nothing worse than an x drunk,and a liar!

Court Staff

Comment #: NY1546
Rating:1.0
Comments:
HE GOT THE BOOT IN THE ASS. HE WILL NO LONGER BE A "JUDGE" COME DECEMBER 1, 2010. He has a history of personal problems. His family does not even like him. He claims he found God when he stopped drinking etc. Sure he did. Does not act like a man of God. I am sure God will hand out his punishment when the time comes.

Litigant

Comment #: NY1004
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Abusive, harrassing, demoralizing and will do anything to destroy any dignity you have left. He will also drag out your divorce until you are in bankruptcy and your children are mentally unstable.

Litigant

Comment #: NY527
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Moron. No common sense at all. Says he cares about children and then hurts them. Lets litigation costs skyrocket. Threatens and makes ridiculous comments to litigants. Should not be a judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY330
Rating:7.5
Comments:
He's tough, and you'd better know what you are doing in front of him. (That isn't a bad thing.)

Litigant

Comment #: NY50
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is an awful judge and a loose cannon. If you have children then you are in trouble, as he does not care about children.