Hon. Janice A. Taylor See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Janice A. Taylor


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6242
Rating:Not Rated
Miserable lady. If her judicial persona carries over into her social life, I doubt she has many friends. Petty, prickly, and unpleasant to appear before. Does not care about you.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6229
She was ghastly on a matter as simple as an inquest. She was arrogant and discourteous to the attorneys and the client. She started the inquest at 4 PM ( because she was talking to a group of visiting students) and of course a second date was necessary to continue. She doesn't know the law and was terribly biased against the plaintiff.
Her law secretary appeared to be competent and courteous but she doesn't make up for the judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5204
She is extremely petty and picky. E.g., she has a thing about how you situate your chair, and you can't leave for the bathroom once you enter her courtroom, etc. In my case, she privately told the jury to reach a verdict soon because she was going on vacation. She is very ill-tempered, and should be removed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2320
I tried a case before Justice Taylor and found her to be competent and professional as was her court room personnel. She worked out scheduling conflicts and was consistently fair throughout the trial.


Comment #: NY1510
She tried the case herself - definitely not a fair or impartial judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1106
Have tried several cases before her. Most recently she demonstrated a good knowledge of evidentiary law but a poor grasp of substantive legal issues. She needs to stop being a slave to note taking, which she does incessantly. Showing up closer to the time she directs litigants to appear would also be nice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY916
Militant attitude. Shows up when she wants and does what she wants. Just downright nasty to appear in front of.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY850
Rating:Not Rated
She's more concerned with you standing up when speaking to her than with your case. Has a thing about moving your chair at the table. Dumb as heck on the law -- as is her legal secretary. A form-over-substance person who is insecure and has a huge chip on her shoulder.