Hon. Joseph C. Teresi See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Albany County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 4 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Joseph C. Teresi


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12117
“Judge” Teresi is unquestionably the MOST biased and MOST incompetent judge in the entire state-wide court system. Not surprisingly, he has been critically sanctioned TWICE by the NYSCJC.
He should have been removed and disbarred long ago.
A more miserable and incompetent individual would be hard to find - anywhere - in any profession or job.


Comment #: NY12116
This Judge and other judges in Albany, in my experience, have no grasp on the term subject matter jurisdiction.

I believe this is elementary in law school.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4986
See the Judicial Conduct Commission sanctions against him for, inter alia, improper ex parte conversations.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY4187
Your experience before Teresi will depend on whether he takes his meds in the morning. Sometimes you get Good Joe; other times you get Crazy Joe. Good Joe can be charming. Bad Joe is disrespectful and demeaning towards attorneys and has no business being on any bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3646
He has a reputation, and from what I have seen, it is deserved. I'll leave it at that.