Hon. Debra A James See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Debra A James


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10003
Rating:6.3
Comments:
Tried to verdict a damages only trial with about 10 experts in total, and later argued motions before her. I felt she treated both sides fairly, and with respect. She has one habit that can be disconcerting- as you argue legal points, she asks rhetorical questions. Thinking she was asking me the question, I would try to respond and she would get annoyed, saying I was interrupting her. In essence, she was asking herself the question, so beware on that point.

Other

Comment #: NY7054
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge James is so legally educated.Yet, she applies her knowledge every step on every case. Making certain that there is fairness applied.