Hon. Michael A. Ambrosio See Rating Details

Family Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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. Michael A. Ambrosio



Comment #: NY4518
In our case, Judge Ambrosio totally discounted the testimony of our expert witness, an internationally known arborist. Judge Ambrosio knowingly created five zoning non-compliances and two environmental non-compliances with his decision. He accepted as factual two surveys performed by the plaintiffs' surveyor which resulted in the surveyor being disciplined for professional misconduct by the NYS Education Department. He disregarded this same surveyor's admitted withholding of evidence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3507
He's a neo Nazi committed to the destruction of black families. No conscious. Called me a Nigger once. A real modern day Hitler.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY3506
He's a neo Nazi committed to the destruction of black families. No conscious. Called me a Nigger once. A real modern day Hitler. I could no longer work in the court after experiencing his after hours racist rants. I believe he may drink on the job, that would explain the mood swings. Overall he's mentally and emotionally unfit for the job at hand.


Comment #: NY3443
Rating:Not Rated
The only judge while sitting on a divorce case make a remark on a criminal case from another court stating the party is guilty when the case was on going

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3237
He is corrapted as mach as Garson was.
His decisions have no mercy to children,their wellbeing and future.
He is making double dipping in his calcullations, ignores facts, kills financially side that he does not like,completely ignoring existence of children. He is a shame for our Juditial system.


Comment #: NY3193
We had a very tough divorce case. He managed it well. There were time he let the defending attorney get completely out of control but overall I found him very fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1922
Rating:Not Rated
This is the worst judge I have ever seen sitting on the bench he will make remarks to people like Esther w who was charged bribing his friend Ex judge Garson when she was on trial for the Garson matter and before him on a custody case he was removed back to family court he should be removed from the the courts

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1424
He never should have been a judge or an acting judge supreme court for as long as he has been......