Hon. Diane Devlin See Rating Details

Town, Village and Justice Court
Erie 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. Diane Devlin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11381
Doesn't know much, doesn't want to know anything. Makes up her mind early in the litigation as to who she likes and who she doesn't and rules accordingly. I'm familiar with several of her cases that I had no involvement in and watched how they were handled. This woman doesn't belong on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10853
Ignorant of law
Favors large powerful firm
Man hater
In over her head

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY10086
Good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9523
A trifecta: lazy, not too bright, and doesn't care. Often wrong, never in doubt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7789
Devlin is a train wreck in robes. Not particularly smart, does not know the law and won't listen, she's lazy, and from the cases I've seen she makes up her mind early on regarding which party she favors and flatly ignores everything thereafter. She rarely bothers to disclose her reasoning and she seems to think it an imposition that she has to hear cases. She will not recuse and has been the subject of several complaints to the A.D.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2337
A dim bulb if there ever was one and a confirmed man hater. Not fit to judge a dog show.