Hon. La Tia W. Martin See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. La Tia W. Martin


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Other

Comment #: NY5520
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I filed the paperwork for an uncontested divorce, application for poor person status, in November 2013. A couple of months later, I found out that Judge Martin had my paperwork. Now, months later, I learned that my application has been "misplaced." So I must return to the courthouse to re-file. Just what did Judge Martin do with my papers?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4049
Rating:4.8
Comments:
She can make a case go on for years and years. She won't settle cases she knows are bogus. She sides with the Dads regardless whether they're liers. She has her assistants do everything and she never settles easy cases and sends everyone child for legal representation when it's not necessary!

Litigant

Comment #: NY3384
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I appeared after this judge nearly made me broke. I was fired from my job due to her conduct. She threatened to put me in jail after I could not pay $75. She demanded I get my 80 yr old grandmother to pay the costs to my ex-wife or accrue loans.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3230
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Judge has a bad reputation and many have been seriously hurt by her. She has been tossed around many times from one court to another given her conduct as many complaints have arisen from countless people. If you are looking her at this website, I am very sorry. It is probably too late. Many attorneys I have also spoken with in regard to this judge have suggested doing everything possible to avoid being anywhere near this judge by requesting another forum to litigate. There have been two other websites - courthouseforum and ratethecourts which were taken down already noting her conduct. She is very well connected internally within the judiciary which makes the possibility of a fair outcome even with appeals extremely difficult. In short, do anything possible to stay away from this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3003
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Justice Martin is crooked and malicious. Be very careful with this judge. Many have appeared to the Administrative judge resulting in her removal from Westchester completely. She is vindictive and ill tempered. I would try everything to avoid having your case heard before this judge. She will go out of her way to leave litigants demoralized and in shock to the point that you will want to settle at any terms possible to avoid her. In short, I am surprised she is allowed to continue in matrimonial proceedings.

Other

Comment #: NY2607
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In the wake of the "Scarsdale Wives Syndrome" shakeup, I appeared before Justice Martin in the Westchester Supreme Court (2006-7) in which Justice Martin ordered the "immediate sale" of the marital residence minutes into the first preliminary hearing. She afforded no opportunity for a substantive due process hearing and despite a pending interlucatory appeal, she acted to force the sale with in court threats and coercive dialog, all this prior to a decision on the appeal, and months prior to a dissolution of the marriage, which, itself was a blatant a manipulation of the judicial process. I subsequently brought a suit in Federal Court for violation of 14th Amendment right not to be deprived of property without due process and for conspiracy. After a lengthy progression through the Federal Courts I now await a decision on a pending petition for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. My opinion, Justice Martin appears to have little regard for "rule of law" and even less regard for the Constitution and her oath to uplhold it.
Michael A. Hense

Litigant

Comment #: NY445
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I completely agree with Comment #NY205. I also gave up my career to support my spouse of 20 years and was not treated fairly. Justice Martin gave me a fraction of what I needed in an award of legal services from my monied spouse putting me into debt (which I had never been in my life - I have not worked in 15 years and have serious health issues). Every lawyer I've talked with agrees that she did not do the right thing by me. I wonder if she even read the decision - it reads like she handed it off to her assistant. I got the impression from the get-go that Justice Martin was not interested in my case. I feel like I was punished because I refused to take an unjust settlement in a case she didn't want to be bothered with. I got a pat speech about settling and that was basically it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY205
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge favors those she knows. When will there be an independent judiciary? When will women have the right to be supported after they have stayed at home and given up their career to raise their children? When will judges like Judge Martin implement women's rights and fairness instead of following public sentiment?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY177
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Martin is a great jurist. She is fair, even-tempered and knows the law. She has the ability to move her calendar. And she is a good soul, all round. She deserves our respect but be forewarned, don't BS her.