Hon. George B. Daniels See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:4.3 - 12 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. George B. Daniels


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Litigant

Comment #: 13793
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is unable to comprehend complex issues. While he may do alright in criminal cases, he tends to rule with extreme political bias in civil matters.

His attempts to create law from the bench make litigation in New York a confusing, political minefield.

He either has a publicist on retainer or chooses to rule in a manner that will garner the most press. Our experience with this judge was the most disappointing of any in our forty year business history. Litigation is often the cost of doing business and we can take a loss, but the lack of competence with this judge was daunting.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13180
Rating:8.3
Comments:
Judge Daniels gets an unfair rap in these anonymous ratings. He may be a little heavy handed in the sentencing arena, but he is an industrious, intelligent jurist who wants to do the right thing and generally does.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10275
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Slow to render decisions and does not respond to correspondence to the court. If you are representing yourself pro se, you are out of luck.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10270
Rating:6.5
Comments:
Based on my experience Judge Daniels gets a bad deal on his reviews. I find him to be very street smart and attentive. Doesn't play hide the ball and doesn't suffer foolishness gladly. I'd rather be before him on a case where my position is sound than before half a dozen or more of his colleagues.

Litigant

Comment #: 9909
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible Judge. He did not even read the facts in my case before issuing his ruling. I heard he has a lot of pending cases but why should the litigants suffer? He should be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: 9892
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is a textbook case as to why Judicial reform is necessary. His rulings appear to be political instead of being consistant with the law of land.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5789
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Very slow, although he has gotten better in recent years. Uses his common sense. Tries to get it right and generally comes close enough.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4871
Rating:6.0
Comments:
Not particularly clear or articulate when on the Bench, but the meandering doesn't mean that he doesn't get to the correct. His published opinions reflect better informed and sharper focus. Slow in responding to communications to Chambers and in formalizing Orders, but he has also been promptly decisive when he turns to a matter. Has a good feel for the difference between giving a party a fair hearing and being unduly indulgent.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1419
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Not known for his promptness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1240
Rating:1.4
Comments:
Will not decide fairly motions, even after years. Communications with the Court are usually unanswered. Asking for the resolution of pending motions may result in the decision going against you. Avoid if possible!