Hon. William M. Skretny See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:4.8 - 5 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29814
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Judge Skretny is very strict but ultimately he's fair and professional. He reviews the pleadings carefully, he's attentive and engaged during court proceedings, and is always respectful to litigants and litigators.

I may not agree with all of his opinions, but I have nothing but respect for Judge Skretny.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22913
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Brutal Judge since he took the bench - settled my lawsuit - civil- without my permission or knowledge and sent it to all media! He made up the $$$ amount and refused the cease and desist order to protect the Gov deft- thus guy is horrific!

Other

Comment #: 22458
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It appears that this "jurist" has been overturned nearly a dozen times in the past year by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals...he does not seem to be intellectually qualified for this gig-no wonder he is retiring! I have also witnessed him make very biased, sexist comments in open court. Very outdated and out of touch.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5136
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Works hard. Not very open to arguments that are complicated. Prefers simple arguments with clear answers. Good judicial temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3636
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Handed down two recent horrible decisions on cases I had in front of him. He applys the law strictly and without care or sympathy towards civil plaintiff's. Makes decisions quickly and apparently only in favor of the government.