Hon. Ute Wolff Lally See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Nassau 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Ute Wolff Lally


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8434
Very patient and thoughtful jurist, who took the time to assist me and my ill husband, to work with the bank to save our home though her effort and determination. Thank you Judge Lally !!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4359
Another political appointment. Not too bright. Doesn't like to work.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY935
Very experienced and decisive. Warm and gentle, and helpful.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY371
I had a case before this judge that had two compliance conferences. I was told that the judge was trying another case so that I had to wait. Then I was told the judge had gone to lunch, and that she'd see me and my client when she got back. She never came back from lunch and didn't call us to tell us to come back in a week. We came back in a week and we never saw her - her law secretary handled the case. We never saw her during the entire time that the matter was being adjudicated, even upon request. The adversary made ridiculous claims regarding the BOP, so we sought a motion to amend the complaint, which was denied! And discovery hadn't even begun, so she had no rationale for denying the motion. She and the law clerk clearly didn't think highly of our client - the plaintiff in a personal injury case - and practically forced us to settle.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY350
Not much more you can ask for. Probably not a legal scholar, but you could not find a judge who is more pleasant when trying a case. She also appears very fair, respectful towards attorneys and litigants, and willing to step in or have staff work hard to resolve a case. If you get her, you should not complain.