Hon. Vera M. Scanlon See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:8.6 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Vera M. Scanlon


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 24379
Rating:Not Rated
Her rulings often left me scratching my head and wondering how she got there. I often had the impression that she had barely glanced at the papers submitted. She is pleasant in the courtroom ,but mumbles and it often hard to understand her. I thought she did not have a good understanding of the facts of the case, because she never took the trouble. She never ruled on a motion to dismiss referred to her for recommendations and then asked what we wanted to do when discovery was complete. At that point we decided to withdraw and move for summary judgment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23966
I've won some and lost some with Judge Scanlon, but I must say that she is a fine judge and an equally fine human being. Very respectful to counsel, very courteous, as accommodating as possible. Doesn't rush counsel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20739
Seems like a nice lady who wants to do the right thing, but is clearly learning her way. She is neither decisive nor energetic, and unfortunately the last thing needed in this district is an energy hole in the front of the room (the poor excuse for a courtroom that they give the most junior magistrate judges in Brooklyn doesn't help).