Hon. Joy M. Watson See Rating Details

District Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.2 - 1 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. Joy M. Watson


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5504
Rating:1.2
Comments:
In the fifteen years that I have been a lawyer she is the most deplorable judge I have encountered. She doesn't know the rules of evidence and it doesn't particularly matter because she ignores the evidence and gives money to the individual she feel needs it more than the other. The judgeship was clearly a consolation prize and its unfortunate for those who are injured by her decisions. I have seen some shocking stuff in other courthouses but she takes the cake.

Litigant

Comment #: NY5350
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Clearly a political hack, who couldn't get DA, so she pushed for a judgeship. Short, intemperate with no understanding of small claims law. Should not be on the bench.