Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
W.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:9.7 - 4 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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Comments



What others have said about Hon. Jonathan W. Feldman


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18329
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I am fresh off a two-week trial over which Judge Feldman presided. He was fantastic-- fair, measured, well-researched, and friendly. If you have a case before him, come prepared with cases if you are going to argue a legal issue, and know the rules of evidence, because this guy doesn't mess around. Bottom line, he is a fantastic judge. Congress, make this man a District Judge ASAP.

Litigant

Comment #: 9052
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I were involved in a discrimination case and I was pro se. After our first conference, Hon.Feldman (in so many words) said,you must study the law if you are going to have any chance to see a jury. He is a fair and honest man and I pray that he makes it to the US Supreme Court.May GOD continue to bless you and your family.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5350
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Feldman has a razor-sharp mind. He will make points that are legally correct, but often not the obvious or immediate answer, so be prepared. He is very even-handed to both plaintiffs and defendants - and I have represented both before him. Although I have not always won, I have never questioned his fairness to my client - or my opponent. He is a friendly, engaging judge and is respectful to both counsel and litigants. The one thing to watch is that he is so committed to fairness that he will often pick up the ball for the side with the worse counsel and really do the research for them. And he holds good counsel to high standards. That is probably correct, but it can be frustrating when you are rolling over opposing counsel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4454
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have practiced regularly in front of Magistrate Feldman for nearly 10 years. Over the course of the past decade, there has never been an occassion when he did not fully know the facts of the case. Judge Feldman has a steady temperment, is truly fair to both sides without showing any partiality, and has a great sense of humor and empathy. He has a knack for getting to the "point" and for getting attorneys to get to the point as well. Judge Feldman is always willing to mediate cases before him and sometimes will take cases that are not before him to mediate. Judge Feldman is well liked across the board, and preferred by most attorneys in town to preside as Magistrate. We all wish he would become a District Court Judge, and hope that this is what is in his immediate future.