Hon. James McClusky See Rating Details

County Court
Jefferson County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. James McClusky


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9153
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I would appear in front of him all the time if I could

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9106
Rating:9.1
Comments:
I thought he gave my client all the benefits of the doubt.

A little harsh on the sentencing but well within the range.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9102
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Was knowledgeable at all stages. Assisted with appropriate input on settlement. Motion decisions were easy to read and understandable.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8548
Rating:4.0
Comments:
This judge let everyone know he thought the trial was a petty nuisance that should not have made it to a courtroom. He appeared jaded, one sided and annoyed he had to be there. His decisions appeared to be based on what annoyed him that particular hour.