Hon. Michael F. McGuire See Rating Details

County Court
Sullivan County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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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Court Staff

Comment #: NY10953
Rating:1.0
Comments:
extremely biased towards women.ignores evidence of child abuse and rewards abusers.Worst judge ever for any domestic violence victim.What I have seen in that court room cannot be unseen.

Other

Comment #: NY10588
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am witness along with 2 others that Judge McGuire took custody from a parent for documenting abuse who was told to document the child in writing by a senior CPS investigator for their own protection.It was allowed to be called child abuse by the opposing attorney who claimed taking pictures of abuse is abuse because the child is aware of their picture being taken.Medical records of the burns proving abuse were called seeking to alienate the other parent!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10013
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have been practicing for over 25 years and I have never had a better Judge. The Judge and his staff worked hard, knew the law, researched the law and were professional and polite. I tried a med mal and lost 5-1. I still have to say that this Judge and his staff were beyond excellent. I wish every part ran like this one does.