Hon. William D. Wall See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:6.3 - 7 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. William D. Wall


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 20828
This MJ is another prime example of the lack of meritocracy in the judicial selection process. He is shallow intellectually and his knowledge of legal principles is abysmal. His good ratings are undoubtedly the product of civil lawyers for whom he has shown the favoritism in his biased decisions. Talking to him is like talking to the wall.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12411
William Wall is an excellent magistrate judge. He's intelligent and he knows the law, and he's fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4392
This magistrate judge was so biased in favor of my adversary, counsel for the defendant municipality in a civil rights case, that I half expected him to jump over the barrier and give the guy a kiss. Although he appears to see himself as a progressive person, possibly due to his noblesse oblige involvement in a Long Island charity during his days as a lawyer, he seemed to be overawed by the politically connected defense attorney.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3998
Relatively easy going. Listens to all and is very respectful. Good judge.