Hon. I. Leo Glasser See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:8.2 - 14 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. I. Leo Glasser


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22238
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Outrageously biased and aggressive. Completely disregards the law. He is on record for saying, "I don't care about the truth", and with that, pushed a case through without given the defense a chance to pleased their case. Completely denied the defense a right to a fair trial. During a hearing he refereed to the court room as a "temple", which must makes him a God and completely above the law. At the age of 89 he is completely unfit to serve as a judge and to handle complex cases. He needs to go now.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21058
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Those who say that Judge Glasser will do anything the government wants him to do could not have been talking about the Judge Glasser I have been before. He both challenges and stands up to the government and tells it like it is. In my view, the government is just another litigant in his courtroom, and that is as it should be. Judge Glasser is fair, evenhanded, well-acquainted with the facts of the case and sharp on the law. He does not insult counsel, even though he could have done so with reason if he wished. He acknowledged his distaste for getting involved in settlement discussions, but did it when he had to and was effective at it. An excellent judge and a credit to the EDNY.

Other

Comment #: 13366
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge threw the book at me and others without even understanding the case or apparently the law as the sentence he metted out was finally overturned. The comment underneath that states that he does whatever the government wants it truly accurate. Except in my case even the prosecutor argues he was being to harsh and should have honored our plea agreement and not taken a misunderstanding by the people who prepare the pre sentence report and again added enhancements that were not part of the plea agreement and had no relevance to my case. Directly underneath, where the post says be prepared to appeal, left out the part that should say that you should be prepared to have the appeal denied because it would appear that the ones that hear the appeal are way to swayed by his reputation to right a wrong that he makes. Had to find a judge in another state that finally understood the case to overturn at least some of the unjust, unprecedented, and in the words just "plain error" in the sentence he imposed on me and others.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12457
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Horribly biased against civil rights cases. If you are a plaintiff, fold your tent or be prepared to appeal. Sarcastic, insulting to experts, a nightmare!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11892
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Despite not usually being in a good mood, he is truly an outstanding judge. Hard working, and incredibly serious about the strain of actually having to incarcerate people. I have nothing but the highest respect for the judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9890
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Despite reputation for not always being in a cheerful mood, Judge Glasser is an excellent, first rate judge in every respect. I have seen him time and again really struggle with the notion of sentencing people in criminal cases and he thoroughly tries to weigh all of the relevant factors before coming to a just decision. A great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9511
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A nightmare for plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases. Dismisses every case on summary judgment regardless of the merits. His decisions adopt the employer's statements as undisputed facts and ignore all evidence favorable to the plaintiff.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4853
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Glasser is smart, careful, and is a very nice man underneath a somewhat old-school demeanor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4069
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge who is unfailingly well-prepared and completely devoted to applying the law fairly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2302
Rating:9.0
Comments:
It was no accident that this judge was the dean of a law school. He is fair and very smart.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1428
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Does whatever the government wants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1178
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Crusty on the outside, extremely fair and judicious on the inside. Isn't looking to run for mayor, but has the brains and heart to do the right thing. Great judge.