Hon. David F. Everett See Rating Details

County Court
Westchester County
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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. David F. Everett


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11705
I had the pleasure of appearing before Judge Everett in March of 2018 on a serious civil claim which required a trial to lay the groundwork for a resolution. I had never been before Judge Everett but was very pleasantly surprised with his legal intellect and diligence. He certainly did not reflexively rule in my favor, and in fact I think more of the close calls went against me. Nonetheless, I found Judge Everett even-handed and understanding as only someone who has tried cases can be. I just happened to be awaiting assignment to a trial judge in the Bronx when I was alerted to this site. I started looking up judges who I had recently tried cases with to see how the rest of the Bar felt towards them. In coming across a couple of comments regarding Judge Everett on this site, I was flabbergasted. I don't generally share my opinions about legal colleagues but I felt that the negative reviews of Judge Everett were beyond unfair and completely at variance with my experience which includes in excess of 50 civil trial verdicts and countless other cases resolved by other means. Anyone who gets Judge Everett for a trial assignment should be at ease knowing the court will handle their case in a totally unbiased fashion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11697
I have appeared before Hon. David F. Everett on multiple occasions when he sat as a Judge of the Westchester County Court and more recently, as a Supreme Court Justice. Judge Everett is one of the most intelligent and thoughtful jurists in the court system. He spends whatever time is necessary to provide litigants with their “day in court”, listening carefully as they convey the facts and circumstances of their case, and he often tailors a decision specifically to address the parties’ concerns. He is always patient and respectful of all parties and their counsel. Thus, I was astounded to read two reports which are critical of him and I can only imagine that their mischaracterization of his character and of his service is the result of a decision against them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11691
This Judge, now a Supreme Court Justice is excellent, well prepared, and has a gift for dealing with jurors, litigants and attorneys. As an attorney admitted more than 40 years to the Bar, Justice Everett,a decorated war vet, is among the best jurists I have practiced before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10818
Atrocious judge! “Clueless Dave” should be his new name. He truly knows little about the law. He couldn’t care less if he is screwing a litigant for life. As long as he clears his calendar. The law doesn’t apply with him. He’ll have ex parte discussions and has very little knowledge about ethics. He’s personally a nice guy, but should stay far away from the Bench. The only bench he should sit on is the one at the park while feeding the birds when figuring out how to interpret the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9577
Not a judge; the law is secondary & the facts irrelevant. This guy should never be on the bench. He (and his law secretary) work diligently toward a pre-determined result, rather than letting the law and facts unfold. Mediocre intellect and deferential to government