Hon. Lucy A. Billings See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Lucy A. Billings


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Litigant

Comment #: NY5019
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Because of Judge Billings refusing to enter a default ruling in my pro se civil action, I have spent nearly two years in New York's shelter system. I spent all of my savings fighting for justice; I lost my apartment and had my civil rights violated by Judge Billings's unjust actions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4355
Rating:9.4
Comments:
I tried a case before Judge Billings and was pleasantly surprised by her fair and respectful treatment of all parties and attorneys, her punctuality, hard work, sharp legal acumen and great judicial temperament . She is a great trial judge who strives hard to do justice for the litigants before her. She is a star judge in the judiciary and I wish more judges could follow her example.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3489
Rating:9.7
Comments:
The consummate professional. On time, courteous and polite and prepared. Refreshing to be in her courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3375
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I had two trials before Judge Billings. Very smart, even-handed judge with excellent temperament who moved the trials along but respected everyone's schedules and pressures. She knows the law and treats both plaintiffs and defendants fairly. Would love to have her as a trial judge again.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3206
Rating:7.6
Comments:
professionally courteous, good insight, and fair handed for trial. let's you try you case and truly considers briefs on the issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2811
Rating:7.9
Comments:
Smart, hard working and fair but is a little too meticulous on oral argument and conferences. Wastes a lot of time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2704
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Brilliant judge. Knows the law. Knows the facts of the case. She ruled against me on a pretrial motion. I still hold her in the highest respect.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2673
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best State Judge I have tried a case before and one of the best judges I have ever tried a case before. I try 90% of my cases in Federal Court where most of the Judges are knowledgeable about the law on the subject. She allows you to try your case, invites briefs and arguments on difficult issues and, win or loose on an issue, you are totally at peace with her decision and the reasoning behind it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2253
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Unlike many of the other psychotic and incompetent judges in the New York City court system, Justice Billings is a wonderful person who treats the attorneys with respect and renders good decisions.

I had a case before her where I moved for summary judgment in a Labor Law 240 and 241 case. Justice Billings denied my motion. Despite loosing this motion, I found her decision to be well reasoned and detailed. It was obvious that she did her homework and read all the transcripts thoroughly.

Moreover, she denied my motion for a reason that none of my adversaries even were smart enough to advocate. Although I don’t like loosing motions, this one was deserved.

In sum, Justice Billings is a hard working good judge that treats attorneys with respect unlike many other judges in New York City.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY1917
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She asks good questions and clearly has read and understood the papers before arguments. Gracious demeanor. The Bronx will miss her, as she's moved to Manhattan.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1040
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Brilliant woman, extraordinary judge. Innovative, polite, hard-working and effective. Reads your motion papers, understands the arguments, and likely knows your case as well as you do. We need more like her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY248
Rating:9.7
Comments:
I can not say enough nice things about this Judge. She went above and beyond for the attorneys on my case. She took a very active role in resolving our case and ultimately brought about a fair resolution. She then permitted the attorneys to sit in her (empty) Courtroom until nearly 6 p.m., to draft the settlement papers, while she sat at the bench offering assistance. She had an amazing temperament, knowledge of the law and had no pretense about sitting with counsel and effectively negotiating the settlement.