Hon. Wayne Saitta See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.1 - 9 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. Wayne Saitta


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2618
Justice Saitta is a gentle, intelligent jurist who is fair and patient and lets attorneys speak without interrupting or insulting them. A pleasure to be before. Also has the best beard in Kings County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2417
Knowledgable, patient, and respectful. I lost a tough motion of first impression in front of him, but I couldn't fauly his analysis.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1978
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Saitta is truly a delight and a pleasure to deal with. He’s Kings County Supreme’s saving grace. He read our papers and took a sincere interest in the parties situation. His law clerk and law secretary are equally warm and attentive to each case and attorney in their part. Even the rough-edged court officer was pleasant. Pray all your Kings matters end up in his part.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1354
///////////////////////a genuinely nice person who treats everyone who appears before him with respect and courtesy. unfortunately he is very pro plaintiff and when i represent a defendant i feel that i will be listened to but the judge will "bend over backwards" to help the plaintiff.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1239
He is definitely pro plaintiff. He may be respectful and pleasant, but this is out of concern for his own health rather than for litigants. His Law Clerk writes many of his decisions and some of them are off base.
If you like a judge who writes law from his bench to fit a particular situation or case, you have a friend in him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY937
He was respectful and pleasant. His rulings were well-thought-out and reasonable. His demeanor on and off the bench was like a breath of fresh air. I must say that my experience with this judge was nothing short of excellent.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY818
I don't know where OCA found this man, but we should all be grateful that this patient and intelligent person sits on the bench. He treats people with the respect and dignity they deserve. I lost a trial in front of him, and had zero complaints about how he handled everything. He is well versed in the law and a pleasure to work with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY784
If you find yourself assigned to this jurist for trial you should thank your lucky stars. He is a pleasure to be in front of. He allows attorneys to try their cases. His rulings are thoughtful and the product of knowledge, reseach and common sense. He treats all lawyers with respect. You will get a good and fair trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY683
Rating:Not Rated
In my one case before him, over several appearances, he was knowledgeable and patient, going to some effort to hear, and assess, each side's position before ruling, even though he ruled against my client.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY486
A delight to be around. Very low key. Lets you try your case. An asset to the Brooklyn bench. He even turned his nasty court officer into a decent guy.