Hon. Michael Aloise See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 1 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. Michael Aloise



Comment #: NY8114
I was a juror in his court. He's fine until you start cross examining cops. That's when he absolutely loses his shit & becomes the second coming on pat lynch (one is plenty).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8103
A complete idiot. He has probably been reversed by the Appellate Division more times than any sitting judge in the state. He should retire and go the beach. An embarrassment to the judiciary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6808
A reputation for being a racist, second prosecutor, this judge has been reversed 36 times in his short career in major cases. He goes out of his way to be nasty to defense lawyers and defendants, and to make sure that the District Attorney gets a conviction at all costs.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5187
This judge has never met a police officer that lied, regardless of absurd testimony. He is probably in the top ten per cent in reversals, or at least the top twenty-five per cent, to my knowledge. He generally provides a fair and speedy trial, and treats you with respect. He is open-minded at sentencing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2767
Fast but fair trial. Lets lawyers try their cases. Generally a good person.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY833
Fast trial but fair. Will allow you to try your case. Will listen to arguments and will let you make record. Understanding of lawyers' other professional and personal obligations.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY643
Ready, set, go! This judge presides over the fastest trials in all the county. Very impatient with lawyers who don't know how to do it in court. You can win your case if you don't insult his intelligence. He has great courage to use his power to do the right thing as he sees it. Better here than in a lot of other places.