Hon. Manuel J. Mendez See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 7 rating(s)
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. Manuel J. Mendez


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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY5555
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The judge has an anger management issue and takes it out on the defendant. If he's disinterested or wants to affirm, for whatever reason, he is capable of ignoring what he doesn't want to confront within the case.

Other

Comment #: NY5270
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is horrible. He is extremely biased and not that smart. He is pro-defendant. He has a horrendous temper, and actually gets angry if you ask for the reason for a sustained objection. He will destroy your case if he wants the other side to win. He is the worst judge that I've seen in the Supreme Court after fifteen years of practice. He will rule one way, and then change it, because your adversary says so. You will definitely be hearing about this judge, based on his behavior in the courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5115
Rating:9.9
Comments:
He is one of the fairest and hardest-working judges in New York County -- no six-month wait for a 35-page decision on every motion. He moves cases to resolution so that the litigants and their lawyers can go on with the rest of their lives. He is compassionate, and a consummate gentlemen. He does not let lawyers get over him, and gets from the outset exactly what is going on.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4961
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Mendez did criminal law before he became a judge. Usually those who can cut it as a lawyer go into government-paid judgeships. Judge Mendez is the most ill-prepared judge on the bench. He ignores CPLR, and actively shows his bias on the bench. He is sexist and rude in the courtroom, and another attorney told me that he behaves like this when there is no court reporter. This is a very sad situation for the justice system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4931
Rating:9.9
Comments:
He is bright, fair to both sides, and lets the attorneys try their case. Judge Mendez is a great assignment, for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Other

Comment #: NY4793
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Any man who thinks firing a teacher for bringing heroin into a courthouse is "unduly harsh" has serious issues and needs to be removed.

Litigant

Comment #: NY4238
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrible judge. Appears to not have a full understanding of the CPLR.

Rude and far from impartial. One of the worst encountered in NYC.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4200
Rating:10.0
Comments:
His decisions are well-researched and well thought out (even though he keeps ruling against me). He will soon be regarded as a great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3799
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Excellent temperment, knowledgeable, not afraid to make a decision if he thinks it is right.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3369
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I just tried a case in front of Judge Mendez. It was a fair experience. He lets the attorneys try their case and acts as a "gatekeeper". It was a great experience. We need more judges like him!

Litigant

Comment #: NY1950
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge and his court attorney are incompetent. Judge decides cases before him on improper basis. Appears to be racist.