Hon. Roger S. Hayes See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.8 - 4 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. Roger S. Hayes



Comment #: NY9586
Handled felony trials before him as an ADA in 2000-2001. He was invariably discourteous and cranky. Rolling eyes, glaring. Had a bizarre way of whispering into a microphone as he spoke (which kinda defeats the purpose of a microphone).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5022
This judge is one of the very best. He is a delight to work with. He is highly intelligent, low-key and approachable and often extremely funny. Judge Hayes is as good as they get. In a four-month trial, his rulings were pretty much always right.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY11
A pleasure to appear in front of. Smart and very practical. Highly fair and, unlike too many judges, doesn't take himself so seriously.