Hon. Brian M. Cogan See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:7.4 - 13 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)
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. Brian M. Cogan


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21106
Rating:6.3
Comments:
I agree with the other poster about sanctions and OSC. This judge is like a young kid with a tantrum problem. Not sure what his issues are, but he seems to be a smart judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18699
Rating:7.0
Comments:
If he would just tone it down a bit I might actually enjoy appearing before him. He pushes cases way too quickly and for no good reason. Barks and issues his own OSC's at the drop of a dime. Acts like a 2 year old. I suspect that he is a bit insecure and thus he overcompensates. Not the brightest judge in the world.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13124
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a petty tyrant who threatens sanctions at the drop of a hat, and is evenhandedly contemptuous of both plaintiff's counsel and defendant's counsel. He will not give you a break.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12912
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He Should be in the Supreme Court. Hands down he is the best Judge I have appeared before. His knowledge of the law, ability to breakdown complex issues instantly and handle all calibres of attorneys. Makes one want to go back to law school for the fear we missed a valuable class and he took it. Great Judge, simply a Great Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9953
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Intelligent judge with excellent temperature, very considerate of counsel's time, but too inflexible on scheduling.

Other

Comment #: 9197
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Amazingly smart and witty. Really "gets" the issues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8943
Rating:9.3
Comments:
What a refreshing Judge - he will not force litigants to waste their clients' time and money going to settlement conference after settlement conference if they are not interested in settling. A fair judge who practiced for over 20 years so he understands what civil litigators have to deal with. I wish all federal judges were like this. And this opinion comes after he ruled against my client dismissing its claims.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8778
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Cogan is extremely smart and follows the law. He is a "conservative" in the sense of judicial restraint, but doesn't seem to particularly care if the politically "conservative" position wins out. In other words, he's even-handed and smart, both really important qualities in a good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6002
Rating:1.6
Comments:
A hothead without the brains to back it up.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 5771
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Excellent judge. Painfully fair. One of the most technologically savvy judges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3628
Rating:8.8
Comments:
A real surprise so far! Not afraid to go against the set standard and do what is right for civil litigants!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3067
Rating:7.2
Comments:
Only one conference in front of him. I was 30 mins late and he was good about it. Seems smart and pretty even handed.