Hon. Ariel E. Belen See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Ariel E. Belen


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8857
Knew all I needed to know about him when he tried to conduct a settlement conference where he and plaintiff's counsel addressed each other by their first names. Then told me he'd be fair. It was a big joke to them.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3755
Rating:Not Rated
Am absolutely delighted he's leaving the bench--does he really think he'll be able to drum up business for his mediation/arb. business? He is not a good guy.


Comment #: NY3023
Rating:Not Rated
He was elected by mistake as the electorate thought his was a woman's name--In addition, he is a bona fide disgusting human being.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1724
He is terribly lazy and disrespectful. During trial, he took a phone call while on the bench for about 20 minutes while the trial was going on. It was pointless to make objections and a horrible example for the jury. He would start late - 11:30 and finish early - 3:30. If he is at all intelligent, he is so unindustrious you could barely tell. He is otherwise a personable individual.