Hon. Gregory H. Woods See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.8 - 9 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. Gregory H. Woods


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 30331
Hard to imagine this man has reached this professional level of success — for no apparent reason. His approach in a criminal case was blinded by his lack of experience and his complete disinterest in trying to get it right. “pissy” and “limited” — he seems completely disinterested in either doing justice — or — reaching a just result. Very disappointing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25439
Judge Woods does not take sides. Instead he carefully studies the law like a scientist and issues rulings based on what is fair and just. He is what we think of when we envision a federal judge.


Comment #: 25364
He made a recent high profile ruling based upon an affidavit in which the claimant could be easily proven to be committing perjury. Hate to see this kind of person on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25202
Come to Judge Woods' court prepared with the support for your argument, or you'll walk out embarrassed -- not because Judge Woods is mean, but because your nonsense will be exposed. This was one of the best jurists I've ever argued in front of -- fair, well-prepared, and on top of things.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 24910
Rating:Not Rated
I've always liked when a Democrat is in the White house as it means good and able Judges get on the bench. Unfortunately, Obama dropped the ball with this one. He's condescending and pissy. He doesn't think he's different than those lawyers that appear before him, he thinks he's better. He talks in professorial tongue, reminding me of those Profs in law school that loved to give one a hard time. He thinks he's on a throne, not on the bench. He's on the way to the 2nd Circuit? God, I hope not as he'll do more damage there than he could where he is now.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24065
Judge Woods is an intelligent, thorough, and very even handed jurist. He holds Plaintiffs and Defendants to the fire. He is generous with extensions provided that you have good cause for them. His legal decisions are very well thought out and his analysis is thorough even with regard to minute details.

He is fair, impartial, and committed to justice and I truly believe he will be headed to the Second Circuit rather quickly.

As an Obama appointee, he is a relatively young jurist, which means his turnaround time for motion practice is fairly quick.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23509
I have the highest regard for Judge Woods. This is based on extensive proceedings before him in a civil case, which included multiple pretrial conferences and rulings, a one-week jury trial, and a comprehensive post-trial motion. He is smart, even-handed, dedicated, decisive, reasoned, efficient and effective.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22025
Judge Woods is a star, and will likely be elevated to the Second Circuit before too long. He is extremely smart, practical, hard-working and fair.