Hon. Paul J. Baisley, Jr. See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 11 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Paul J. Baisley, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5321
All that you can say is that this judge is an example of what a judge should be. He is always on time, he conferences cases evenhandedly, he understands the law, the way Suffolk jurors think, and he is exceedingly respectful and fair to attorneys. I as well as my entire firm give Judge Baisley the highest possible rating

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5092
He is a nice guy, who is fairly flexible when it comes to trying your case. But he's a blatantly defense-friendly judge when it comes to settlement discussions and rulings during jury selection.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4453
Judge Baisley is the consummate justice, perfectly suited to the role. He understand how trial law works. He will not hurt either side if he can avoid it, but will be firm when it is warranted. I wish every judge had the temperament and understanding of the law and how it should be practiced as Judge Baisley does.


Comment #: NY4191
Extremely fair. Willing to listen to both sides. May be too lenient in so far as adjournments are concerned (without cause) but very accommodating and fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4114
Nice guy, competent judge. Rare combination for NY. Wish there were more like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2321
I had the pleasure of trying two cases in front of him before he took over in the Calendar Control Part I. He anticipates evidentiary issues in advance and has his own case law research but is willing to entertain the argument of counsel. If they had a school to teach trial justices, he should be one of the instructors.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1709
Excellent judge. Very courtesous and respectfuly towards attorneys. Takes the time to discuss the details of the case (and review the case before you meet with him so you are not wasting your time). Tried a case in front of him and it was a pleasure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1453
Great guy. Very patient. I agree with the other comments. I tried a case before him as well. Bad result (not his fault), but great experience.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1101
Excellent judge. I have had numerous pretrial motions before him and he rules on the law [I've won and lost but he was fair and wrote intelligent opinions]. Had one trial and lost but he was fair and did not play favorites.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1074
A terrific and hard working Judje. Fair to all sides, a pleasure to try a case in front of.