Hon. Maurice E. Muir See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 13 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10553
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have been waiting SIX MONTHS for this guy to decide a motion submitted ON DEFAULT. What's the hold up??

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10552
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Real ghetto. Threatening, Menacing, Loud, Abrasive. Says and does whatever comes into his mind. No matter what that may be. Works on 5 cases at once, switching from one to the other and getting none of them done.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10380
Rating:1.5
Comments:
When I am in Queens Civil Court, and have a few moments to kill I come into the Courtroom of Judge Muir to have a few laughs at his antics. He bangs his hand on the bench, tells people not to point, asks them if they are paying attention, asks them if they are feeling ok (which I doubt the way he deals with them), and generally acts like a certifiable individual who forgot to take his daily dose of lithium. When he spots me he says "Mr. S, what are YOU doing here?". I laugh and pander his foolishness. Seriously though,there are some real issues here.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10290
Rating:2.1
Comments:
A train wreck. I feel sorry for his court attorney, who is an older experienced guy who has to sit there and listen to this judge's antics.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10285
Rating:3.1
Comments:
I am a regular in this court. This guy is a psycho that no one likes. He thinks he is funny, but the truth is that he is scary as hell. I have spoken to the staff. The court officers do not want to work with him. Neither do the clerks. He has an experienced court attorney that he has sit there while he engages in sub rosa behavior with the litigants. It's a real zoo.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9963
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Tenant oriented and unfair. No one has to pay rent. He claims to know the law. What the others say is true. He should be removed. This is what Queens is all about.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9942
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Muir gives you a clear ruling. Sadly, when he does it, he hasn't read your papers, listened to your arguments, or followed the law. Judge Muir knows it all, or so he thinks. He acts like Judge Mathis on the bench, only more so. Speaks in ghetto talk, laughs way too loud, yells at you to step back. It's a real circus watching him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9899
Rating:3.0
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Has mental issues. Yells at people to "STEP BACK!!!" Embarrassment to the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9886
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Just plain rude. Has no clue of the law. Won't listen. Otherwiwse he's great.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9832
Rating:2.9
Comments:
Tried a case in front of him. He yelled at me the whole time, then thanked me at the end. Guy is very strange.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9779
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The bottom of the political barrel. Denied my motion by resorting to any minute technicality observable to avoid the substance. I'm talking about technicalities so minute, inconsequential or typographical that the Court appears to ignore CPLR 2001: "if a substantial right of a party is not prejudiced, the mistake, omission, defect or irregularity SHALL BE DISREGARDED, provided that any applicable fees shall be paid" (emphasis added). Cost my client money for no reason. Awful.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9778
Rating:1.0
Comments:
OH BOY!!! The lady before me cried because of what he did to her. He's rough as sandpaper. Yells constantly. A real bully! "I'm inclined to dismiss your case" he says to me. What?!!!!>>< are you kidding?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9777
Rating:3.0
Comments:
So I appeared in front of this new guy. He told me if I didn't settle, he was going to dismiss my case. He's very abrasive. Interrupts constantly. Controlling personality. Steer clear.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9775
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Dismissive, abusive and not knowledgeable whatsoever about the law. Doesn't listen to anyone. Laughs loudly at people. Is one of the most insensitive people I ever met, including my adversaries.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9762
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Rude, he interrupts you every time you try to say something, he's insulting, threatening, demanding, and nasty. Going in front of this NEW judge is a disaster. You just have to sit back and take his tirade of comments. He knows nothing. He prejudges everything. He is friendly to attorneys he knows. This is the new breed of jurist? Let's go back to the old breed.