Hon. Michael C. Lynch See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Albany 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)

What others have said about Hon. Michael C. Lynch


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5460
A loss to the trial bar and a gain to the Appellate Division. He is a legal scholar whose talents will be appreciated in the Third Department.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4189
Very collegial and courteous to counsel. Sometimes takes a while to come around when fAced with what seem to be apparent legal arguments, but ultimately he gets it. Judge Lynch is a good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4034
Probably the best Judge in Albany County. Treats lawyers with respect and takes cases seriously, no matter how small or large.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3648
Have had several matters with him. Good in conference, understaood the cases. The motion decisions I have had were well written, well supported and fair

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY3342
Cordial and pleasant but often doesn't get the law, or just ignores it in the interest of expediency.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2925
Have had some pretrials in front of him and two summary judgment motions. He handled the conferences ably and fairly. His opinions in the motions were solid on the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1548
Judge Lynch is a fine judge, courteous, even-handed, bright and prepared. I was impressed with his knowledge of a very complicated matter, and the thoroughness of his rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1544
I had a med mal trial before Judge Lynch and found it a pleasure to try the case before him. He really made an effort to understand complex points of law and evidentiary issues (he researched cases on his own and had them underlined - how many judges do that!) and is highly intelligent. He also has a fantastic temperament and is just a really nice guy. A terrific, terrific judge and a credit to the Albany bench. Can't say enough good things about him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY704
Excellent judge. Treats everyone in trial evenly and with respect. Truly how a judge should be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY427
Although fairly new to the Supreme Court bench, Judge Lynch is an excellent trial judge. I tried a fairly complex malpractice case before him - it may even have been his first trial as a judge. He was decisive from the bench, but also exceptionally courteous to all in the courtroom. This was one of the most pleasant trials I've ever had.