Hon. Anthony Cannataro See Rating Details

Family Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 6 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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What others have said about Hon. Anthony Cannataro


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9579
Judge Cannataro is now the administrative judge for civil court in NYC and so he does not have the luxury of time to be overly flexible in scheduling. However, he is always fair, even handed, and has perfect judicial temperament. It was an absolute pleasure to try a case before him. Judge Cannataro is a true credit to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9026
I was privileged to appear before Judge Cannataro's first civil Court Jury trial, which was held in the Bronx. The case involved some unusual and complex evidentiary issues concerning handwriting comparisons and exemplars. The Judge was smart, diligent and took the time and effort to research the issues and make conclusions without undue delay. He administered justice fairly. The jury made the determinations of fact. Judge Cannataro is one of NY's finest jurists and can be relied upon by all parties to do what is expected of the Court. His confidential law secretary is also excellent and provides expert assistance, support and follow up to the court and the parties.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8670
Knowledgeable, respectful, courteous; perfect demeanor; simply a pleasure to appear before. Wish all my trials could be before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7620
Speaking as an attorney who just lost a two day trial before Judge Cannataro, I can state without reservation that His Honor is one one the best judges before whom I have appeared. Even as he ruled against me, he provided me ample opportunity to argue my case. He was at all times extremely courteous to counsel and litigants.

While he was delivering a decision that stung, he expressed great respect for my client, and his kind words had a positive effect on my client's processing of the trial experience.

He needs to be cloned, or at least filmed so that other Judges can learn what judicial temperament really is.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6974
Exceptional Judge who is professional, very competent, fair and even-handed. It was a pleasure to try a case before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6228
Judge Anthony Cannataro is a particularly professional, productive and pleasant adjudicator. He is to be appreciated and admired as an asset to the judicial system in New York City!