Hon. Michael A. Telesca See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.7 - 2 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. Michael A. Telesca


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25388
Judge Telesca is one of the finest judges and human beings I have ever known. Always fair and considerate. Smart and demands lawyers be prepared. Not political in any way. He took on the Atica Prison uprising cases and brought about a settlement after 30 years of nearly no progress. Although he still hears cases give his age and health he has reduced his schedule.


Comment #: 21436
I was privileged to have been given an opportunity to have had some exposure to Judge Telesca as a youngster. He had one of the most positive and long-lasting impressions ever, both with regard to military service as well as his service as a Judge. I wish him and his family all the best.