Hon. Marilyn D. Go See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:5.7 - 18 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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. Marilyn D. Go


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18281
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Judge Go is respectful and courteous, as well as intelligent and competent. A pleasure to appear before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13359
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Works hard to settle cases. Quite fair and a pleasure to deal with. Judge Go is also flexible and fair with respect to dicovery scheduling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9264
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Obviously has no civil case experience.

Oblivious as to expert witness testimony as it pertains to mental health situations. Says that visiting a psychologist is akin to visiting a physician. Highly coercive in settlements: "You have an untenable position"; "You didn't offer anything". Inflexible in altering her deadlines. Favors politically correct social causes and crafts her stewardship of a case around those causes. Also favors large law firms. Will assist her favored winner by precluding evidence adverse to the winner by saying "X made no showing of how admissible evidence will be adduced".

Really deserves to remain a magistrate judge handling discovery matters. Alternatively, send her back to private practice so she can develop some skills.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8567
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Recently concluded a settlement in a civil rights case involving a woman wrongly arrested and locked up for 20 days until the lab test finally came back negative. She worked diligently to achieve a settlement with no apparent bias. Took the time to learn the facts, kept an even temper, and knew how far to push. Overall a good experience.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5462
Rating:8.3
Comments:
I have had nearly a dozens matters before Judge Go. She is fair and even-handed. She does push hard for the parties to settle and she is helpful in her settlement conferences. I really don't have a sense of her tendencies - plaintiffs or defendants. Judge Go is relaxed in extending deadlines, provided that the parties are working towards something.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4470
Rating:7.4
Comments:
Thorough, thoughtful and considerate. She's extrememly intelligent but does not try to impress. Very interested in helping litigants find common ground. Handles uppity, egotistical prosecutors very well.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3743
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Good judge. Fair; no axe to grind between pltfs and defs. Willing to work at settling a case, more than most in my experience.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3073
Rating:8.0
Comments:
I've only had one conference in front of Judge Go but she seemed fair enough.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2712
Rating:7.7
Comments:
This judge has a reputation for putting a lot of effort into settling cases. She is willing to spend the time and conduct as many settlement conferences as necessary, if the parties want to pursue settlement. I've found her to be good at it. She's smart, has a lot of experience with civil cases, and tends to be all-business. With discovery, she will extend deadlines more readily than some others in the EDNY, so that the case stays focused on the merits rather than any deficiencies by counsel. I'd be happy to have her as a judge in future cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2286
Rating:8.6
Comments:
I have had several civil cases before Judge Go. She has an unsocial demeanor but I have found her to be fair and helpful in settling cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1709
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Avoid if at all possible; has little control over proceedings and treats lawyers with scant civility let alone respect

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1597
Rating:2.8
Comments:
We had a settlement in a civil litigation with a municipality to provide a fund for disspossed, she rejected it and dimissed case though it could have restored many to good living conditions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1498
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Deep down, this is a nice lady. She is just not that smart, and really shouldn't be a judge. She is often outright biased against the prosecution. Easily the worst magistrate in EDNY.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1203
Rating:7.2
Comments:
She sees through the merky waters of civil litigation and rules in an even handed and academic fashion

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1142
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Conducts herself like a harried mother of rambunctious teenagers, treating lawyers with scant respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1093
Rating:4.7
Comments:
In civil cases, she loses control of discovery and lets the litigants set the tempo and run the show. With agressive civil attorneys she's no match for keeping control of the courtroom