Hon. Mark C. Dillon See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Westchester County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 7 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. Mark C. Dillon


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3850
I have appeared before Judge Dillon several times on different matters during his time on the trial bench. I have found him to be careful, thoughtful, courtesous to litigants and counsel and eminently fair in all respects. I find him to be a credit to the Bar and Bench and we miss Judge Dillon's careful anaylsis and sharp mind at the Trial Bar.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3847
A superb jurist. Very evenhanded, courteous, knowledgeable and above all fair temperament to be admired. As able and well liked and even admired as his grandfather was before him. I wish he could be on the bench for every appeal argument i present in his court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3806
I have had the priviledge of appearing before Judge Dillon in Supreme Court as well as at the Appellate level. He is extremely highly regarded by the trial and appellate bar as a scholarly even handed judge, and when he was on the Supreme Court Bench, a master negotiator as well. He is a model for judicial temperment, scholarship, work ethic, and common sense. We desperately need more "Mark Dillons" on the New York Bench. H

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3805
This is the type of judge that makes you remember why you became an attorney. That is as true in his performance on the appellate bench as it was when he was a trial judge. He is an example of the justice system at its best, particularly in the areas of scholarship and even-handedness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1945
Outwardly personable and attentive, but in my appeal, placed himself on the panel where he had been a judge in the case in the underlying matter and had a deep dislike of the Plaintiff. He would not recuse himself and destroyed the party on the appeal in what I believe to be an intellectually dishonest opinion.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1666
A particularly fine Judge (like his grandfather before him). In over 50 years as a litigator I have not seen too many his equal. Court of Appeals material, even though we differ widely politically. He is fair, knowledgeable, respectful, modest etc. Only complaint: He isnot on all my appellate panels.