Hon. Timothy Dufficy See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens 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)

What others have said about Hon. Timothy Dufficy


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7835
He does not know the law. He does not read the papers. He does not listen to the arguments. An extremely disrespectful and unprofessional demeanor. Very ivory tower kind of guy disassociated with reality. Extremely arbitrary in decision making. This is an individual who should not be on the bench or even be practicing law. In many respects he represents everything wrong with the legal system. Textbook incompetence. Definitely something off with this guy. He's not normal. There is somethings wrong with him,

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7713
Not very sharp on the law at all. Unable to grasp simple concepts of law. His Law Secretary is just as inept.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7667
Not competent at all. Shocked that
Someone of his limited intellectual and legal ability made it to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7402
A disgrace to the bench. A disgrace to the legal field. Probably learned to practice law in a pet shop; assuming he learned how to practice law at all,
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7120
This guy is as lazy as he is stupid. He simply does not care. A horrible ignorant judge with absolutely no idea how to practice law.
Probably got on the bench because of political connections. Certainly didn't get there based on ability.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6763
I was assigned for trial before Justice Dufficy on a PI case. His part is very well organized, and the staff move things along. The law clerk does an informal conference to get an idea what it's about, how long it will take, and what you will need like interpreters, etc. This is a good idea. The worst thing is to have the jurors and your clients sitting around while they try to get a Korean interpreter. You talk a little settlement. His clerk knows the law well, tries to use it to show strengths and weaknesses. He doesn't push too hard. He knows the PJI inside and out, sets up the charges and everything is ready to go quickly. He's been around. Then you go in to see the judge and talk settlement. The judge pushes both sides equally. If you can't settle, he runs the trial fairly, makes good rulings, and you're done, one way or another. I lost the case because the jury didn't like my client, or the evidence, the law, my and my adversary's presentation of the case and the choices that I made, not because of how Dufficy acted. I have great respect for his even-handedness. He's flexible with time, if you have a doctor's appointment (which I did). If fairness is the test, he passes with flying colors.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6758
He's very pleasant to appear in front of, and lets you try your case. Decisions are well reasoned and based on recent law. I disagree with the other comment, probably made by a disgruntled guy who lost. I lost a SJ motion I made, and the decision explained why and detailed existing law in the area. I wasn't happy I lost, but at least the decision was well reasoned and we'll supported.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6097
His SJ decision on a complex case reflected ignorance of basic long standing contract principles and a lack of attention to detail in ignoring directly applicable case law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1634
Excellent professional judge. Judge Dufficy is a courteous and respectable judge who knows the law. He has respect for attorneys and handles matters in a fair manner.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1273
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Dufficy is repectful of all litigants and has an excellent grasp of the law. He is practical and encourages quick resolutions of all matters without wasting valuable court resources. He is truly a Judge's Judge and a pleasure to appear in front of.