Hon. Marguerite A. Grays See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.8 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Marguerite A. Grays


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5759
I've had multiple hearings in her courtroom. I've always found her to be respectful to counsel and well informed on the matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5487
If you get assigned to her courtroom, fake an illness if you know what is best for your client! Everything takes forever to get done and her bailiff is very rude to the jurors!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5467
Damn good judge. Evaluates the law and the facts and to hell with the lawyers.


Comment #: NY5320
It is with great trepidation that I give this rating, but it is rare that one meets with such an inept judiciary member. She needs to go learn the letter of the law!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY4438
Extremely knowledgeable on the law, very good temperament and fair to both sides. Always treats attorneys and litigants professionally and respectfully. One of the most dignified jurist on the bench, and truly a pleasure to appear before. You will definitely get a fair trial before this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4437
I found Judge Grays to be extremely fair and had a good judicial temperament. I appeared before her on an Emergency Order to Show Cause and she handled the matter quickly and fair. I didn't get all the uppfront relief that I requested, but I left the courtroom with a feeling of fairness and my Client was very impressed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4432
This judge is one of the most dignified and gracious individuals on the bench. She has the judicial temperament that others can only strive to emulate. She is well reasoned, rational, hard working and diligent; things that cannot be said of many who hold this position.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4431
This Judge exudes ignorance. She never takes the bench before 11:00. Her staff is extremely rude. The part clerk yells at attorneys and speaks to them rudely when they call on the phone , that is, if they can actually get them to answer the phone. My secretary tried for 3 weeks and the phone just rang and rang.
This Judge tries to force a settlement because she can't render a decision on anything, reserves on everything, takes years to give decision! Settle if you know what is good for you.


Comment #: NY4411
Very slow in rendering decisions. We are still waiting for a decision for a year now. And her staff uses a camera in the coutroom to monitor what's going on so they can sit in the back and make pirated movies and give them out to staff who come into the coutroom to pick them up.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3622
Not impressed. Does not seem to follow the rule of law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1072
Tough but fair. Somewhat slow in deciding motions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY694
Tough but fair.