Hon. Thomas J. McNamara See Rating Details

Court of Claims
Albany County
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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. Thomas J. McNamara



Comment #: NY11327
Rating:Not Rated
I had a case go before McNamara when he was in the lower court. He wrote about a 17 page decision. The higher court overturns his decision with three paragraphs. Why? How? Two reasons. McNamara has an agenda, which no judge should have but he did. Second reason? He is a blithering idiot who knows nothing about law

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY4315
Judge Mcnamara is nothing short of a coward for not repeling the Safe Act. Every County In NY had passed resolutions opposing the safe act along with numerous law enforcement agencies and1000's of constituents. Wait until election day or appointion date he is gone along with the other supporters or the safe act. Keep in mind until we get a judge not appointed by Governor Cuomo, we will not have any different results. This is key.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4307
I've been before him in the Court of Claims and in Supreme Court. He doesn't brook BS artists.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4188
Judge McNamara proves that the only thing worse than elected judges are ones appointed by a Governor. McNamara is lazy, and disengaged. He is a diabetic, and his moods fluctuate wildly, perhaps in relation to blood-sugar. His primary objective seems to be to clear his desk, rather than see that cases are justly resolved.