Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. See Rating Details

Criminal Court
Richmond (Staten Island) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr.


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6647
arrogant, pompous, unnecessarily rude...he may know his procedure with respect to handling AP1F, but he is so condescending to attorneys it is fairly disgusting. So much for judges being fair ...I guess not.


Comment #: NY4408
Great Judge++++ thorough knowledge of the law,would not take advice from anyone but him. My life is too important to trust anyone else with decision making. Judge Sciarrino is the definition of what a judge should be.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4088
Rating:Not Rated
I have nver seen a Judge who has vendettas against attorney's who are in private practice,. He was angry an attorney did not appear on the holy Jewish holidays who forgot the case was on but hd another attorney come into Court to cover the case. He made the attorney come in after the holidays and wait all day. It was a joke becuase the People answered ready in the morning but were not ready in the afternoon. Seven hours of wasted time in Court. OCA and the mayor should take a good look at him


Comment #: NY1224
Rating:Not Rated
word is your guilty because he can't be bothered with bench trials. so take the deal even though you are innocent or risk the rath of fatso.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY207
Courteous and temperate on the bench, in contrast to many criminal court judges. Thorough knowlege of the law, substantive and procedural. Not afraid to take an unpopular action, such as dismissing a case in the interest of justice when he found police actions repugnant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY21
TERRIFIC! He knows how to weed out BS!