Hon. James V. Brands See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Dutchess County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.8 - 8 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)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9382
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I have tried a case in front of this Judge and appeared before him in a number of matters. One of the very best Judges I have ever encountered (in many years of trial practice). He is a smart, intensely decent man who really takes his role with the seriousness it deserves. And, his manner in the Courtroom seeks to defuse needless tension while taking things with the appropriate level of seriousness. He clearly went into office as a Judge for all the right reasons, as opposed to too many of his colleagues who came for a sinecure, or just to exercise power over people. Unfortunately he is probably in his last term on the bench. I wish there were more Judges like him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7266
Rating:7.7
Comments:
Best judge in the Dutchess County court system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5263
Rating:7.9
Comments:
He is a good judge. He treats all persons, including lawyers, with respect. He knows what he's doing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3219
Rating:10.0
Comments:
TOUGH>>> FAIR

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3218
Rating:10.0
Comments:
LIKE HIM OR NOT HE FOLLOWS THE LAW!