Hon. Richard J Montelione See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.3 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Richard J Montelione


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9713
Widely known in Kings County civil court among plaintiff and defense counsel as the most shamelessly biased, pro-insurance carrier judge on the bench. It's so bad that its a running joke among most no-fault attorneys who have been before him. To save everyone time, they should keep preprinted dismissal orders in the courtrooms with his signature stamp already on them, and tell the defense attorneys not to bother showing up since he argues on their behalf and does their job for them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8764
Just finished a damages only mv personal injury jury trial with him. He was a real pleasure to appear before. Exceedingly polite, civil to both sides, patient in allowing both sides to make their arguments and present their sides and listened carefully to them before rendering his well reasoned determinations promptly. Took copious trial notes from which he referred to when issues arose. Not only was he respectful and professional to the lawyers but polite, appreciative of the jury and gave clear jury instructions. A lawyer can not ask for more from a trial judge. A real gem in Civil Kings.