Hon. Marylin G. Diamond See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 8 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. Marylin G. Diamond


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4999
She is the worst of the worst. She must have great connections to even be on the bench. It is amazing that she exists as a judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2451
Rating:Not Rated
Her court attorney is nasty, arrogant, abusive and not very bright. Ironically Judge Diamond's temperment and intellect is on par with her court attorney. They are a miserable match made in heaven.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1776
Nasty and arrogant. Horrid judicial temperment. Terrible judge. She might be smart, hard to cut past the bias and meanness.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1460
Her court attorney is arrogant, abusive and awful. She isn't much better.


Comment #: NY1155
Supports her biases with factually inaccurate statements and sloppy reasoning.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY841
Not emotionally or intellectually stable. While a matrimonial judge she advised counsel for both sides that "under no circumstances does she ever decide custody." This after we had settled all the other issues. She suggested a "referee" because "I hate these cases and so I don't try them." When both counsel advised her that we were in agreement that this one issue required trial by the court and that as a matrimonial judge that was her role, she said, "Sure, but not gonna happen." Arrogant and abusive to all sides equally. Should not be a judge - period. The most unstable judge I have ever encountered. Demonstrated no interest in the case nor in anything either counsel had to say. Her incompetence, instability and attitude scared the clients into settling the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY760
Not the best, not the worst. Jumps to conclusions. Intelligent but indulges her biases freely.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY402
Makes a mockery of the New York State judicial system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY391
In any rational legal system, this judge would not be permitted to decide cases.