Hon. Elizabeth A Taylor See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.8 - 3 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. Elizabeth A Taylor



Comment #: NY12268
Is there a law that prevents Pro Se filers to win a court case?
Syracuse University fabricated some false sexual harassment complaints against me(the only black professional in one of their IT departments). During the oral argument of the motion to dismiss, the counsel for Syracuse University (Robert J. Thorpe) admitted in front of Judge Taylor that all the complaints and accusations were fabricated. As a result, he conceded to 7 out of 10 of my complaints in front of Judge Taylor. All judge Taylor has to do was to issue a final official judgment based on the court admission and concessions.
However, to my great surprise, after a 9 months wait, Judge Taylor dismissed my case entirely. What did I miss?
As a result of that dismissal, my career is ruined, I already spent more than $20,000 (and counting) in legal fees in appeals.
Judge Taylor surely seems like a great judge and a great person, but what happened? What did I miss? I sure would love to get some answers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10561
I Recently sat through a trial with this Judge from beginning to jury deliberation. Judge Taylor is an able jurist who worked hard every day and gave great respect to both sides. Most importantly, she lets you try your case and attempts to move it along as quickly as possible. That allowed us to schedule and bring in our experts all on time. Judge Taylor showed no favoritism to either side and demanded that attorneys be respectful to each other. She successfully encouraged both sides to work out evidentiary disputes by signalling how strong she thought of each side's argument, thus often avoiding a lengthy and time consuming dispute on the record.
If you are prepared and ready to proceed, this is an excellent assignment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9105
Justice Taylor is a nice woman but as a judge she is in over her head. I had a framed issue hearing before her in August of 2015 on an uninsured motorist matter. The issues were presented to her in a clear cut manner in both documentary and testimony form. She reserved decision. A year later, in August of 2016, she still had not rendered a decision. The parties contacted her chambers numerous times, each time being promised that she is finalizing her decision. She finally issued the decision in October of 2016 (14 months after the hearing) and it was completely incorrect in procedure and in substance. She applied the wrong state's law to the case and completely misunderstood the issues. I immediately filed a Notice of Appeal to the 1st Department. In putting together the Record on Appeal, I realized that she had not returned the marked exhibits to me after the hearing. I contacted chambers and was told that the exhibits were thrown into the garbage (they usually are placed in the Court's file!). Everything about the way Justice Taylor resolved the matter was wrong. I hope she has improved because she couldn't have been worse on this case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8043
Judge Taylor is prompt, hardworking, even handed, and smart. She knows the law and she has the ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of the issue. She never will embarrass or make an attorney look bad on the record. On top of that her enthusiasm and energy are contagious.
She is a superb jurist.