Hon. Margaret C. Reilly See Rating Details

District Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Margaret C. Reilly


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8618
Reilly's temperament is beneath the dignity of the court. I cringe every time she opens up her mouth displaying her ignorance of the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7757
Judge Margaret C. Reilly is a disgrace to the judicial system. I don't understand how this person became a lawyer, never mind a judge. She acts like a spoiled child, is ill-mannered, rude, stupid, and blatantly incompetent. We are in trouble if this represents the best we can do in out legal system. The ignorance of this woman is staggering. Her comments/insults to litigants are bizarre. To call her unprofessional is an understatement. She acts more like a deranged inmate than a judge. I have never witnessed a more seriously mentally incompetent person in my life. She is in need of some serious therapy. What a disgrace.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7654
Judge Reilly is political cronyism at its worst. She is unabashedly racist and sexist.Her court is like going back 40 years in time to Selma, Alabama. The law means nothing to Judge Reilly nor does logic or reason. If you're black or a male, you're guilty. No trial necessary. A lynching by the Klan has more of an appearance of impartiality than a ruling from her. In surrogate court there are more back room deals than you can shake a stick at. The arrogance of this woman and the system that allowed her is appalling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6104
When she was in District Court, she was lazy, never did trials/hearings unless unavoidable or she couldn't pawn off to other judges. She's rude and obnoxious, disrespectful to attorneys and defendants alike. She was an obstructionist, taking positions on offers the DA made. Shut up and take the plea lady. Now that she's in Supreme court, that obnoxious smirk and her nastiness continues. A former Deputy County Attorney, she cannot be neutral, but is a total defense judge. She is a sadist and the last person that should be given power and a robe. She's a political "suck up". It's unbelievable that she's part of the Catholic lawyers, as she's pure evil. She gets her jollies by torturing people and saying no. The only thing worse than her temperament is her scholarship. She THINKS she's smart. She's not.


Comment #: NY5074
She discriminatively judges against non-American immigrants, as well as men. She is very rude and inexperienced in both the Supreme and Matrimonial Courts, and makes lots of wrong decisions. In addition, she does not observe the law, and treats people as criminals, instead with fair judgment. She is not eligible to be an attorney -- let's not even talk about her being a judge!