Hon. Michael J. Obus See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.8 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Michael J. Obus


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2762
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Simply put, an excellent judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2746
Rating:9.5
Comments:
I think Judge Obus is the best trial judge in the state system. I had a murder case before him recently, and I was deeply impressed by him. His rulings were swift, decisive and in every case correct, he never lost his temper and he was fair to both sides. Simply the best.

Prosecutor

Comment #: NY2223
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Obus is solom on most things :)

Other

Comment #: NY2100
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I think he is under tremendous pressure from the world jewish lobby to ease on this criminal. Madoff was off the hook here, however, since he screwed alot of jewish customers, he had to pay for it with his freedom. I bet, DSK will be free.

Other

Comment #: NY2098
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Either he does not know the definition of a flight risk or there is another reason he allowed bail on a man caught on an airplane heading for a country we can not extradite from. Perhaps he would like to explain?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1189
Rating:9.9
Comments:
You can't do better.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY365
Rating:9.8
Comments:
One of the outstanding trial judges in our court system. In all repects he excells.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY151
Rating:9.8
Comments:
This judge is very respectful and even-tempered.