Hon. James P. McCormack See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 8 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. James P. McCormack


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10001
May be the best judge on the bench in Nassau. A gentleman and very smart, which is a very rare combination for a judge in NY.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9280
As stated by another reviewer, the Judge allows his law secretary Gregg Roth to run the part and make all decisions. Mr. Roth is a hot head who has little or no interest in grasping the facts or law. He is terribly biased.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8198
This jurist at first impresses as engaged and evenhanded, however motions are dealt with in a superficial manner seemingly without concern for reversal. He is too willing to allow his Law Secretary, Gregg Roth handle matters, and this reflects poorly on the judge in a multitude of ways. Outcomes in cases seem to be more dependent on extraneous circumstances than the evidence that is presented, and the law and logic become distorted to fit an agenda. Dangerous.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7935
I have been practicing plaintiff's personal injury and medical malpractice litigation for 25 years. I truly feel that this judge is one of the best around. He was in private practice for years before taking the bench. He understands what we have to accomplish and that cases cannot always go as smoothly as we would all like. I give Judge McCormack my highest rating.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7686
Not much a grasp on complex litigation and not respect to the Appellate Divison over turing him

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY6862
I cannot support the positive reviews of this jurist. His decision in a major recent political case reflected deep prejudice in favor of vested interests as opposed to the public at large. His decisions are simplistic and the logic self-fulfilling, rather than nuanced and defensible. He has a genteel veneer and the manner of a judge, but is empty at core. His staff is less polished and similarly vapid.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4891
I wish he could be cloned. I cannot state enough good things about him, and I can state that I have no negative things to say. Bravo!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY491
It is a pleasure to be in his courtroom. Wonderful man. One of the few Nassau judges who will give a plaintiff an even break.