Hon. Deighton S. Waithe See Rating Details

Housing Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 2 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. Deighton S. Waithe



Comment #: NY4750
I prepared a lot of documents that landed in front of this judge in Queens County. Woe to all ye attorneys who speak negatively about this excellent judge. He actually has compassion for the little people. My motions were successful. Keep up the good work.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2745
Judge Waithe refuses to follow the law, especially in the face of a sympathetic tenant. In my opinion, that makes for a bad judge. In a recent case, there was a statute right on point requiring the tenant to pay rent if the judge granted a second adjournment request, but the judge granted the request and denied my application to make the tenant pay. He also insulted me by saying that I was trying to school him in the law, assuring me that he knew it, when all I wanted was for him to follow it. Now the tenant gets 3 free months, 2 adjournments, no payment, no prospect of moving out.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2131
Worse judge ever. Does not take evidence into consideration. Very indecisive,a fine example of how the housing court system is unjust. He is a disgrace to the title "Honorable". I feel for the other judges who has to share the same title as him!


Comment #: NY1671
The best Judge I have had the pleasure of standing before one year ago. He's absolutely fair, thoughtful, a fantstic listener and noble. The title “Honorable” fits him 100% more than anyone else I have ever encountered in the court of law.