Hon. Patrick H. Nemoyer See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Erie County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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. Patrick H. Nemoyer



Comment #: NY7476
Most biased and unfair judge. Should be removed instead of promoted. More wrong than right.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5917
Intelligent and pragmatic judge. Friendly but professional. No perceptible bias toward plaintiffs or defendants. Highly respected by civil attorneys.


Comment #: NY5494
I went be fore the judge to interpert a prenup agreement. Instead, the judge ordered us to mediate our settlement. It did not matter to the judge that we tried to mediate ourselves and failed horribly, we tried through church and failed horribly, tried through court ordered mediation, and with a mediator, failed horribly. Because NeMoyer is afraid to make a decision, he ordered mediation anyhow. when my attorney told me what the judge ordered, I told my attorney we just lost the case because I refused to try again. And I knew NeMoyer would not like that. And I lost the case. I appealed, and the appellate court, all agreed, NeMoyer was as wrong as he could be. Aftefr I lost in NeMoyers court, I went to three additional lawyers, beyond the one I was working with, all instantly said the Judge made reversable error. How could NeMoyer be so wrong? Because he was mad and he allowed his judgement to be swayed because he actually had to work for his paycheck, and he did not want to do that. He is a poor judge, how should not be allowed to sit on the bench. Any judge who allows his decision to swayed by his own desire to not make a decision should not be a judge. The judge ordered for us to settle a divorce even though we were not in his court to settle a divorce. He ordered mediation knowing we could never mediate a settlement after three failed attempts. We went to him for interpertation only. Something he was both unwilling and unable to do

Court Staff

Comment #: NY2432
The fairest Judge I have ever appeared in front of.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY1792
Even tempered with full knowledge and love of the law - does not pressure attorneys to see his way - lets them get there on their own. We need more judges like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY611
Very smart, cerebral judge, who will make a decision. Lets the lawyers handle their own cases, but keeps them moving without inordinate pressure.