Hon. Janine A. Barbera-Dalli See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Janine A. Barbera-Dalli



Comment #: NY9594
Attorney's are afraid of her. She will abuse her on all their next cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9592
Just flip a coin, draw straws, or roll dice to resolve your dispute. An inanimate object mixed with randomness will give you about the same quality of analysis.


Comment #: NY9090
She is arbitrary and capricious, at best. I find her to be another example of power intoxication. You'll be lucky if she treats you as a human being, capable of having frustration with any court proceeding, as most defendants and litigants do. Her unpredictable temperament make her an unfit judge and not worthy of reelection.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8660
Always nasty for no apparent reason.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8077
The outcomes of discussions or cases often hinge on her mood on a particular day. She will waste time of attorneys and clients, who often wait hours to have a case heard, if she does not like someone's tone or if she seems to be having a bad day. One of a few Suffolk judges who feel entitled to be arbitrary in behavior simply because oversight is scarce. The attitude bleeds over to her clerk, who is one of the least efficient or pleasant...

Court Staff

Comment #: NY7944
Rating:Not Rated
She has no discussions,she tells you.Eve though the parents are pressing charges she sides with the child.parents don't have a chance.If your child is between the ages of 18 and 21dont call the cops by the looks of her kids she has no compassion.