Hon. Kemp Reaves See Rating Details

JHO/Support Magistrates
New York County
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New York City

Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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. Kemp Reaves


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7027
Judge Reaves could go either way. I don't think he's a bad guy, but for someone of his position, I don't find him to be too intelligent. He is easily manipulated by devious people. I believe he means well,I just don't think he is smart enough for such a complex job.


Comment #: NY5061
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is an idiot. I have been on unemployment since 2010 and he increased my child support. This judge read my unemployment hearing decision many times, and now he wants me to pay $20,000 in child care. I never heard about child care for my kids before. I had visitation with them. Their mother told me there was no day care. Five years after I lost my job and filed for a downward modification, this judge is forcing me to pay all this money that I don't have.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3587
Mag. Kemp is respectfull in the court room, and demands that the litigants be respectful also. He issued a well reasoned decision in favor of the father respnodent and against the mother petitiner, reducing support payments to reimburse father for summer camps costs which mother refused to pay


Comment #: NY3517
Magistrate Kemp Reaves is bias to women petitioners who have file for child support. He ruleds in favor of the Respondant instead reviewing the facts at hand & ruling fairly.