Hon. Peter Kelly See Rating Details

Surrogate's Court
Queens County
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* 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)

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* 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)

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* 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9443
He is more occupied with the Queens Democratic Party than he is with his job, His frivolous requirements for the content of papers submitted is ridiculous, often requesting immaterial and irrelevant material instead of dealing with the basic facts. His staff is worse than he is, making petty objections to minor errors. His practice of requiring clerks to reject papers upon discovery of the first mistake is ludicrous. The clerk should go through the entire set of papers, offer suggestions, and then return the papers for correction of all mistakes, not just the first one discovered. The former chief clerk Gribbon was no winner either. She had an excellent mentor in Violent Katz, but ignored her advise. The inefficiencies and incompetence of the Court personnel can be traced back directly to her and Kelly. If at all possible, stay out of Queens County Surrogate's Court.
I had an administration proceeding in front of Nahman, of a New Jersey resident, that was going no where. Went to New Jersey, and received Letters of Administration is three (3) days, and the Judge called and apologized that it took so long. This is the kind of judiciary that NYS needs, not a bunch of clowns.