Hon. Margaret T. Walsh See Rating Details

Family Court
Albany County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 6 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. Margaret T. Walsh


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Other

Comment #: NY5652
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Wow where do I start this judge needs to be replace needs to treat everyone the same she doesn't see the whole story she hears what she wants and see what she wants she doesn't ask questions she doesn't keep to her word!!!! I been in front of her many times and many times I wanted to stand up and say do your job!!! I sat in the back of the court and took it all in and I was upset with the way she handle it all I could not believe it I still don't like is there someone who over sees her cases and wonder why this happens!!! There are so many mothers killing their kids and she is letting them get away with it this is sad and needs to be brought to someone attentions maybe someone will do something I feel sorry for and children she is over seeing!!!!! We need change and we need it now

Other

Comment #: NY5650
Rating:1.0
Comments:
9.4 ratings???? must be on her re election committee.

Litigant

Comment #: NY5647
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disgusting! Family court needs to be reformed! Starting from this individual! She allowed a parent to kidnap a child then have custody back to the kidnapping parent! They hide behind toys "best interest of the child" and in reality it's about their best interest and the state. They receive funding through child support enforcement! It's disgusting!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5646
Rating:1.4
Comments:
This evil women should be thrown off the bench for he continued bias and illegal underhanded actions..

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5645
Rating:1.0
Comments:
JUST NOT GOOD ALL AROUND!!!!!!!! DEADBEAT PARENTS SUPPORTED!!!!!! I WILL BE OUT IN FULL FORCE TO PROTEST YOUR RE-ELECTION!!!!!!!

Other

Comment #: NY5644
Rating:1.0
Comments:
the worst judge i have ever seen on on any bench!!!!let my son mother get away with many missed visits, and even after she left for 8 months (which a national center for missing kids case was issue )when she came back she gave the mother back custody after giving full custody to me!i spent many cold days handed out fliers for my missing son and even paid a private eye to find them (walsh suggested it)she just didnt even arrest her!! 17 months later im still picking up my son from where we started!! elect her again and more kids will fail to get justice and deadbeat parents will continue to RUN ALL OVER WASLSH!!!!!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5640
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Just takes up space on the bench and does virtually nothing. A party can continually violate court orders and she will do nothing about it. Pro-mother & anti-father. Totally worthless.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4985
Rating:9.3
Comments:
This judge has an excellent judicial temperament; she is attentive to evidence, and shows appropriate concern for children.

Other

Comment #: NY3350
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Can't say I even saw a performance. It was like she was on the outside watching in. Didnt seem to even review the material in front of her nor care if it was even bonifide.. just let the case run it's course???

Other

Comment #: NY3162
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased, unfair, calculating. whoever gave her a 9.4 can't spell or type. Must be related.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2926
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Have been in front of her many times in teh last 7 years. She is one of the better judges I haave appeared before in my 25+ years