Hon. Geoffrey J. O'Connell 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)

What others have said about Hon. Geoffrey J. O'Connell



Comment #: NY8413
Rating:Not Rated
As unqualified and disinterested and as they come. He pretends to be a straight, non bias jho (not even a judge)....he is narrow minded, ignorant of major issues and disinterested in discovery. A scary example of the judicial system. The news he is retiring cannot come fast enough. A failure from start to finish. Bravo.


Comment #: NY7101
Rude, nasty, intimidating, disrespectful, sloppy and insensitive to people. Makes one feel contemptuous of the legal and judicial system.


Comment #: NY3615
I have a shared parenting agreement with my ex and pay shelter food and clothing. I have my son 47% of the time. I clearly testified this situation at trial. In the law there are provisions to waver from the 17% statutory amount. This jusge does not know how to think outside the box to create justice for all and is afraid to do the right thing, so he made the safe decision. Now I have to pay my ex $1100 monthly and I still have to pay my rent with my son, food and clothing when I have him. These costs amount to over $1500 monthly. I do not even have enough income to pay for everything. In addition, I will not have money to do anything with my son when I have him. After I go into arrears, I will be considered a dead beat dad, lose my license, not have passport priveleges and possibly go to jail because of his insensitivity to my situation. In addition my ex owns 2 homes and only works half the hours I do.