Hon. Jose Padilla See Rating Details

Civil Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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. Jose Padilla


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY11659
This Judge should not be on the bench. The amount of his cases that have been overturned on appeal alone is shocking. He seeks to dismiss any case that comes before him even if that entails overturning the judgment of prior judges (despite lack of authority to do so). His court attorney sits beside him on the bench and essentially decides all of the cases. His court attorney is inexperienced in the civil court but insists on directing the judges hand, and he allows her to do so. Countless time I have appeared before this judge and he has attempted to point out issues in the case that are not issues at all and he has also made arguments on behalf of the opposing side when the attorney has not done so (likewise without authority). It is cringeworthy to watch this judge while he sits in judgment as an off the record demigod of the civil court. The court needs to ensure a stenographer is present at his hearings otherwise the appeals will continue to grow.


Comment #: NY9515
Lousy judge.


Comment #: NY9117
The Judge listened. He was professional and understanding which was helpful to me in going forward with a proceeding - even though it was postponed twice. Thank you. Elizabeth RN


Comment #: NY5748
during my visit, I observed Judge Padilla during a proceeding and not only did I learn a great deal but his professionalism was remarkable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5722
Rating:Not Rated
Avoids substantive issues, and tries to create non-existent, technical issues just to show his own "scholarliness". Absurd, ill-thought decisions, no concept of "fairness" or justice.


Comment #: NY5353
Rating:Not Rated
CLANG!! Another case gets "shit canned" because this lazy bastard doesn't want to do the work of hearing a triali and making a decision.....


Comment #: NY2398
This judge is unprofessional and has obvious anti-gay bias as well as bias against indigent people. Very troubling behavior. I once read an opinion by a judge who disqualified himself in a case because he admitted to anti-gay beliefs and therefore could not be neutral. I have more respect for such a jurist than for those who harbor anti-gay sentiment but remain on the case.