Hon. Victor Marrero See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:6.3 - 24 rating(s)
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*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%)
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What others have said about Hon. Victor Marrero


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21954
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20877
Rating:3.0
Comments:
He broke almost every rule in the book. He misunderstood the IP laws involved, decided the case based on speculation and not the evidence before him, and did "research" on the side and then came into court and used it. About the only smart thing he did was stay the case to permit an appeal on which he was reversed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19342
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Recent experience makes me agree with Posts 19181,8884,1676.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19247
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Outstanding jurist. Concise understanding of the law and appreciation of legislative intent. Takes his job very seriously and takes the time to have a full understanding of an area before writing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19181
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Has definite opinions but they don't sseem to have much to do with the prevailing law or even an arguable extension or modification of the established law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8884
Rating:4.4
Comments:
Judge Marrero is pleasant to deal with and allows counsel a fair opportunity to be heard. He's just not smart. He cannot master complex fact scenarios or nuances in the law. I, too, have seen him get the law completely wrong on issues any federal judge sees regularly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6589
Rating:6.3
Comments:
Pretty good jurist all around. I am defending a routine personal injury case before him and he does not at all seem inclined to try the case or otherwise become involved.

Other

Comment #: 5431
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Judge dismissed an antitrust lawsuit regarding naked short stock sales, largely due to his belief that jurors couldn't understand the issues. This reasoning seems to me to be a travesty to justice. The law was not protected nor enforced and the populace (investors) was not well served.

Other

Comment #: 4768
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I'm not a constitutional expert by any stretch, but I am certainly appreciative of any attempt to protect citizens from unchecked, unbalanced power. The Patriot Act has always reminded me of the quote about sacrificing liberty to obtain security (I've seen too many variations and attributions of the quote for me to try to get it right here). In my opinion, Marrero's words as quoted in comment 4756 rank just as highly in importance and gravity in the current "War on Terror".

Other

Comment #: 4767
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Just want to say thanks for standing up for America....not the Bush Crime Family take on 'patriotism' but the cold, hard, real thing. Cheers!

Other

Comment #: 4766
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It's refreshing to hear that someone is protecting our rights these days. That's the real war that we're in. Thank you, Judge Marrero!

Other

Comment #: 4756
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
"The Constitution was designed so that the dangers of any given moment would never suffice as justification for discarding fundamental individual liberties or circumscribing the judiciary's unique role under our governmental system in protecting those liberties and upholding the rule of law."
- Federal court judge Victor Marrero, brilliantly worded. This man has earned a very deep respect from me, for upholding our nation's firmest beliefs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3611
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I really enjoy appearing before this judge. He is courteous, patient, respectful of lawyers and always very well prepared. Very reasonable with scheduling and flexible if parties need his assistance.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3610
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Fair and even handed; no agendas; will listen to both sides and do what he believes is right.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3609
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A pleasure to appear in his court. He reads the parties' papers and listens to the lawyers' arguments. A very respectful and patient jurist.

Other

Comment #: 2473
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The last numerical rating for Judge Marrero -- posted by Court staff, without leaving any comments -- gave him 10s across the board. I would strongly consider the source of this numerical rating in light of other, more balanced ratings, when evaluating Judge Marrero.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2129
Rating:8.0
Comments:
He took a lot time to try and settle an ADEA case. The case did not settle then, but subsequently settled before trial. I thought he was a fine judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1676
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Screwed up the standard formula for preliminary injunction, in an issued opinion. Decided dispositive motion without reading papers (in 15 minutes on 200 pages of submissions from counsel). Carries self-importance to an absurd level (viz. terrorism case in which he defined himself as a bulwark of society). Allows his clerks to be snotty to counsel.