Hon. Gail A. Donofrio See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Monroe County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. Gail A. Donofrio



Comment #: NY4211
We've had two children freed in her court. As foster parents, we always hope to get her as our judge.


Comment #: NY1736
We adopted our son after he was freed in Donofrio's court. We don't believe we would have had this outcome with some of the other judges in Monroe County. She is fair and compassionate, and we hope to have her again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1393
Excellent judge. Had no family law experience prior to taking the bench. Has learned a tremendous amount; this is a udge I hope I'll get in Family Court.