Hon. Betty J. Williams See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Betty J. Williams



Comment #: NY8023
Judge Williams is firm but fair. I have been in her court room on several occasions and she demands the respect she is owed which is why so many people below have posted negative comments. She has a hard job but makes a huge effort to be professional and just. She is a great judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7726
Judge Williams cares more about how a defendant is dressed and about other superficial matters than she is about resolving cases. She shows absolute contempt for attorneys appearing before her. How she got recertified after age 70 is a complete mystery.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5356
This is one bad judge! She is in way over her head. Enough said.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4451
Biased and ineffective. The only reason MBTC stays open is for fear of putting her anywhere else. Waiting for her retirement. Does not work well with court staff. As repeatedly had court staff removed from courtroom. At some point its not them... its her!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1115
Rating:Not Rated
I have no idea who it was that made the comment below but he/she obviously does not "know" Judge Williams very well. She absolutely does not get along with court staff, trust me, I know. I see her in action quite often. She might just be the most unpopular judge in Kings Criminal Court.


Comment #: NY192
Judge Williams is perfect for MBTC. She is very caring, and fully understands the clients. She works very well with the courtroom staff and lawyers in the part.