Hon. Marlene Budd See Rating Details

Family Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Marlene Budd



Comment #: NY5613
Rating:Not Rated
This was my first time in the court system It was a divorce case and I needed to go to trial to prove my case. At the 11th.hr. Judge Budd put a gun to my head and used strong arm tactics to force me into agreeing to a completely unfair settlement. This judge is extremely lazy & completely biased towards men and should be held accountable for her actions. I am told that she has never presided over a trial since becoming the acting Supreme Ct. matrimonial judge in 2011. What she gets away with in her chambers is despicable. All I can say is that if you get before her in a divorce case and you are a man you better drop the case and start from scratch with another judge if you still can.


Comment #: NY5464
Rating:Not Rated
It states Judge Budd is an 'acting judge'. She is linked to Steve Israel, who apparently dumped her and instead of paying her alimony, like the rest of us poor souls, he picks up the phone and gets her a cream puff job.

Unfortunately, she is clueless.

She is the cover up judge, for Suffolk County New York State Supreme Court.


Comment #: NY5119
She is utterly shocking when it comes to allowing hearsay in custody and divorce matters.


Comment #: NY4442
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Budd did right by me or more Correctly, right by my daughter.
Instead of sentencing my daughter to a childhood of foster care, she awaded me, father, sole custody. I cannot thank this woman enough.


Comment #: NY3651
Judge Marlene Budd is less than a fair and impartial Judge. I petitioned the court for visitation of my grandchildren and it was apparent that Judge Marlene Budd had already made up her mind about my case before I ever even set foot in her courtroom. She was angry and nasty from the get go. She obviously doesn't have children or grandchildren. Family court needs Judges that can separate their personal issues from what is going on in the courtroom and it's obvious that Marlene Budd can not. Let's not re-elect her in 2016!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3050
I have sat in her court many times she does not follow through in her orders I know she favors woman over men. she comes across as lazy she does not enforce her own orders I can not see how she is still on the bench forget about law she does not follow it If it is not done her way than she will dismiss the case besides she has gone through a divorce and it shows that it has effect her judgement

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2966
Let me start by saying , free speech. Marlene Budd is a very disinterested individual. It must come from her background. Feeling displaced, never comes easy. Uncaring and cold . How does Steve tolerate her?? Does not take an ex- spouse and his guns seriously. That in it-self makes me question her ability. Got to love politics.


Comment #: NY2623
Marlene budd is the worst unfair, bias judge ever. She is rude, disprespectful and dont deserve to be a judge. She does not give any one a chance to speak or plead there case. She like to take a child from there home and place them in a unsafe enviorment where the child does not want to be. She is very bias and unfair. Regardless if you prove your case she does not want to look at any evidence, she will tell you to shut up and dont speak when you are asked a question.Anyone that has ever went in front of her all say the same thing. She needs to step down and let someone who deserve to be a good fair judge. She doesnt look at your case and do right from wrong she goes by if she is having a good day or not. I can write a book on this lady. She needs to be removed.