Hon. Joseph M. Sise See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Montgomery County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 3 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. Joseph M. Sise


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12838
He is without any doubt bias towards the state. Based on the manner in which he addressed my client (Dark skinned hispanic) it is my opinion he is a bigot and will not be fair or just if your client is a person of color. In his decision he made up his own facts to suite his decision which was contrary to all of the physical evidence. Please be advised this opinion is not sour grapes it is truly one of the most disgraceful decisions of have ever witnessed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3709
Judge Sise has all the qualities of a great Judge- he's smart, practical, and he has excellent judicial temperament. He doesn't hesitate to roll up his sleeves and put in extra long days. The fourth judicial district is fortunate to have him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1857
Absolute pleasure to work with. Incredibly flexible when it comes to scheduling, works 9-5 and lets you try your case. Not incredibly scholarly, but very intelligent.

Although a bit defendant leaning, is very open to both sides and makes an effort to settle the case if at all possible. A lot of judges could learn a lot from Judge Sise.