Hon. James C. Hudson See Rating Details

County Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.7 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 3 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. James C. Hudson


Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: NY6660
He dislikes woman and give out harsh sentences. He calls defendants names when sentencing them that are uncalled.
He has a Napoleon Complex.


Comment #: NY6593
I observed at his courtroom and I couldn't help but notice how many defense attorneys seemed upset when he wouldn't defer to their demands, it's almost as if they weren't used to being told "no".

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6337
He is in the pocket of the DA - lock, stock, and barrel. He has since been moved to being an Acting Supreme Court Judge, where thankfully he doesn't have to try criminal cases.

He loves to quote the words of President T.Roosevelt and often finds excuses to sprinkling them into his boring pontifications when he condemns his victims to the gulag.


Comment #: NY6062
I was on felony probation with him I violated I was told I was going to get slayed. He hit me with 90 days worked with me through a lot of my bullshit and even when sentencing me told me a story when he was a little boy. He is a great judge I respect this man.


Comment #: NY4222
Rating:Not Rated
Let's put it this way: In a trial I had an interest in there came a time when a matter was brought to a side-bar. It became obvious the DA was going to violate an order by eliciting damaging information against the defendant. I should add the Judge couldn't give the prosecution everything if only for appearances.

This is what transpired at sidebar:

Judge Hudson (to the ADA)
Mr.Timmmons, I know where you are going with this and if you do so I am going to call a mistrial.

ADA Timmons: I understand your instructions, Judge and I am going to do so anyway.

And that is exactly what Timmons did.

Hudson, the weasel that he is didn't call it. The entire courthouse was abuzz with the lawyers saying Timmons told Hudson to go ____ himself.

To make matters worse, Hudson had that passage stricken from the record. But we had it on the daily sheets.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2424
Takes joy in handing out long sentences. Smiles at the defendants while imposing harsh terms. Has no fairness, mercy, understanding. He is a perfect gentleman, similar to Hitler's SS

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY579
A very smart man which makes him all the more dangerous since he is completely pro-prosecution. Will smile and be pleasant, but rest assured, he is tied to the DAs office, will convict and then dole out the maximum sentence.