Hon. Steven J. Hornstein See Rating Details

Criminal Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 2 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. Steven J. Hornstein


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6515
Rating:Not Rated
After review of judge Hornstein, I had a change of mind to doubt his fairness and open mind even though had wanted to represent myself in my own proper person. I give him the benefit of the doubt, having the experience on both sides of the isles to make an impartial ruling as Assistant District Attorney has failed to state force claims.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5148
He is at the top of his class of judges. He is smart, fair, and does not have an ounce of pretension. He is an excellent model for all jurists.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4680
I am skeptical of all new appointments, but Judge Hornstein has a knack for efficiency and fairness, and runs his courtroom like a seasoned jurist. He is as even-handed and unpretentious as they come, and keeps an open mind on suppression motions. I hope he keeps it up.