Hon. Joseph Q. Koletsky See Rating Details
District Court
New London County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Joseph Q. Koletsky


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT359
Judge Koletsky is an equal opportunity attorney abuser. He loves to educate lawyers on the rules of evidence, how to examine witnesses, etc. He has a phenomenal memory and a deep understanding of the law. Many of his evidentiary rulings were in error. He insists on absolute control over his courtroom and insists on being the smartest guy in the room. He is overinvolved in questioning and leaps to conclusions -- some of which are accurate -- very quickly. All that said, I would rather have a highly involved, really smart judge, like Judge Koletsky, than a passive judge.


Comment #: CT255
He verbally abused an ill attorney and exhibited zero command for the procedural history or posture of the case.