Hon. Denise Watson

Family Court
Dutchess County

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Attorney Average Rating:   1.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 13 rating(s)

General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Criminal Defense Lawyer4105202/24/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer3669608/04/20151  11111
Civil Litigation - Private3291702/11/20151   111 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2821907/20/20146  11  1
Category Average
410521 1   
366961 1   
3669611 1.0
28219   2.7

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Non-attorney Rating
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Other5679106/10/20181194311.0Read Comment
Litigant5675006/09/20181194311.0Read Comment
Other5442902/27/201811943  Read Comment
Other5189609/27/20171194311.0Read Comment
Other4898404/18/20171194311.0Read Comment
Other4497808/25/20161194311.0Read Comment
Litigant4135703/09/20161194311.0Read Comment
Litigant3741909/06/201511943  Read Comment
Litigant3689408/14/20151194311.0Read Comment
Court Staff3007510/16/20141194311.0Read Comment
Litigant3003810/14/20141194311.0Read Comment
Other2897908/25/20141194311.0Read Comment
Litigant2822007/20/20141194311.0Read Comment
Litigant2821807/20/20141194322.0Read Comment
Litigant2360010/06/201311943  Read Comment
Other2037203/04/201311943  Read Comment
Category Average   1.11.1