Hon. F. Dana Winslow See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.7 - 13 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 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. F. Dana Winslow


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Litigant

Comment #: NY5303
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge fails to apply precedents of law and is rude, loud, and nasty to prose litigants. His job is to apply justice to cases but dishes out injustice to people who come to court for absolute fair justice. The chief administrative judge should be aware of every action that this judge rules on the is extremely incompetent when it comes to credit card contract cases and simply awards all of these standby rented attorneys that appear on the part of credit card law firms and awards them summary judgment. Well, I will go to the judicial committee and every authority who has the power to investigate his issued judgments and fails to follow credit card breach of contract matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5182
Rating:8.7
Comments:
He has grown into the job, over the past ten years. Originally, I was not a fan, but now, though not a rabid one, I am satisfied when I see him assigned one of my cases. I know that he will listen and render a fair judgment. It may not be to my liking, but it will be fair.

Other

Comment #: NY5002
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a really biased judge that should be removed from the bench. (And Judge Anthony Murano should be advised of both his ratings and his unfair decisions).

Litigant

Comment #: NY4295
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
His court room is like the cartoon Tom and Jerry. His temperament is so that he seems to be suffering from bi-polar disorder. He's the only one that laughs at his own jokes. He thinks the jury is laughing with him, but they are laughing at him. He looks like a giant at the alter, but when he comes down and takes off the robe he looks like an oompa-loompa from Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory.

Other

Comment #: NY3816
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A real gem. Takes the courtroom experience to a new level. Evenhanded, but takes no bull from anyone.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY3682
Rating:1.5
Comments:
This guy is off his rocker. He rarely makes any sense and opposing attorneys are often left looking at each other with puzzled looks on their faces. Sometimes, he doesn't even know which party is bringing a motion or the type of relief that is even being sought. There must be something seriously wrong with him.

He also attempts to conduct all proceedings in his chambers, off the record. He probably does this to avoid appellate review.

Other

Comment #: NY3309
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I served on a Jury Judge Winslow was the judge. He was amazing, fair and so forward thinking, I cannot say enough about him and how he helped the jury make a fair and impartial decision.

Other

Comment #: NY3178
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The judge is an absolute loon. Never listened to my attorney, the plaintiff(a homeless man)shows him forged documents and he is OK with that. He could not produce one payment on the mortgage that he said he was paying on the house that I owned. The plaintiff was extorting money from two other investors and the judge was OK with that also. We were never served by anyone but that is OK in his court. He believed that a homeless man had mortgages totalling 1.2 million dollars on three houses but didn't live in any. An absolute farce as a judge. How he stays on the bench is a mystery to me.

Other

Comment #: NY2807
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge didn’t want to have jurors. As defendant I was having all the proves and documents while the plaintiff did not have anything more than a couple of fake papers. This judge didn’t look to the papers, but was very nasty to me. I could easily feel that it was as a result of discrimination because I am two things that probably he does not like, gay and Spanish. Even if my case was a winner, as seen by lawyers, I lost!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2683
Rating:10.0
Comments:
one of the very best-constantly on trial-no trial reversals in 15 years

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2069
Rating:2.4
Comments:
There is something wrong with him, it used to be alcohol, I believe he is on some sort of psych meds. now. His volume goes up and down for no reason, he laughs at inappropriate times. Picks a side and there is no moving him. If you disagree threatens contempt and sanctions. A bully. Looses his temper. How he is still on the bench is beyond me. Everyone in the court has a story about him. Had a fight with a juror and for awhile not permitted to try jury cases. Should have filed a grievance.

Other

Comment #: NY2056
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He was amazing ! Not only did the little guy win, But he looked for things that amazed me , 1 Did you know that at any closing you need counsel to protect your rights, I didn't and this attorney basically represented both parties at a closing , Wrong . 2 never received a copy of documents that where signed 3 the bank lost the mortgage and tried to make me redo them , 4 Document's that needed signatures had Initials > the list goes on . And you wonder how it turned out , No mortgage , AMAZING

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1749
Rating:3.5
Comments:
A nice guy. Gets distracted easily. Forgetful. Notice his long pauses and "ahhhs" when thinking. I think he is borderline dementia.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1351
Rating:5.8
Comments:
My experiences with Judge Winslow regarding settlement are the opposite of NY1038 and NY612. He normally does little beyond ask counsel if settlement has been discussed. When he does get involved, and he asks the attorneys for their "best" demand and offer, he advises that these had better not change during trial as this would mean that they misrepresented their position. Sanctions are threatened. Judge Winslow may be distracted by an undisclosed ailment, however, he is not focused on his work, and this creates all kinds of difficulties for trial lawyers. I have tried a number of cases before him, and he was quite good at one time. Sadly, this is no longer the case, but it can vary from day to day.

Litigant

Comment #: NY1188
Rating:1.0
Comments:
We had a class action suit in his court and he just sat on it for 6-8months

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1156
Rating:1.2
Comments:
This judge has an absolutely awful judicial temperment. Abusive to attorneys, and prejudges cases without reading the papers or hearing the arguments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1038
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A gem. He'll work overtime to get a difficult case settled. More like this are needed. Nice guy, very personable and approachable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY919
Rating:4.4
Comments:
Judge Winslow is a bright guy, but he has zero practical sense. He tries very hard to sound erudite, but often does so at the price of leaving no one in the courtroom having any idea what he is talking about. He is too clever by half, and makes a big production out of everything, including routine matters; he often does not see the forest for the trees. I am sure he sees himself as a great jurist, but as an attorney who has practiced before him, I have seen many eyes rolled in his courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY903
Rating:5.7
Comments:
Very eccentric. Intelligent but flaky. Has been known to come up with things completely out of left field. Temperamental and has played a game or two here and there in terms of dealing with parties.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY819
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge is absolutely abusive to litigants. He is on a real power trip and does not belong on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY612
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Very settlement-oriented. Will work very, very hard to settle the case. If not, will preside evenhandedly over the trial. Likes complex and interesting legal issues. Smart and hardworking.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY502
Rating:9.6
Comments:
An erudite and affable jurist.