Hon. Robert J. McDonald See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Robert J. McDonald


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7133
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Had a single case before this judge. He reviewed all the arguments made by the parties and made the right ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6965
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
We haven't appeared before Judge McDonald yet but he saw through my adversary's BS in trying to steamroll over us by inundating the court with waves and waves of motion papers. The Court's brief yet quite cogent opinion made swift work of the trash spewed by my adversary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6803
Rating:9.4
Comments:
I just spent a week trying a case before Judge McDonald. I was worried because his courtroom is huge and opulent. There is a huge stained glass ceiling. It's in Long Island City. I do not think the courtroom affected the trial.
Judge McDonald knew the law. He handled the trial as good as any judge could and was fair to both parties. I have had motions with his part in the past. I can say he is an excellent judge one of the best in Queens County.