Hon. Richard Latin See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 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. Richard Latin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11780
Hard working diligent judge.
He tried my case but no complaints.
I lost the trial but no problems with Judge Latin
He' gave me a fair trial. No complaints

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11617
Just had a damages trial in front of Judge Latin. He helped resolve the liability issues and lock in a high/low on damages. The trial went well. He handled the scheduling, evidentiary rulings and charges without a problem. He is an excellent judge and does not bully the side that he cannot get to settle. My client got a fair trial and even though we lost there is no complaints as to the trial and how Judge Latin handled things from beginning to end. I think Judge Latin is one of the best judges in Queens if not NYC.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11266
Certainly a thoughtful jurist, but ignores the law when he wants a specific outcome. I had a motion before him where the binding precedent mandated dismissal. He reached the conclusion that recent societal changes warranted letting the case to go forward.
A court of last resort may change precedent on the basis of changes in society, as many an appellate court in certain circumstances. A trial-level judge may not. The lower courts are obligated to follow precedent unless there is a clear signal from the legislature that it wants to change a specific rule of law.


Comment #: NY10883

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10623
I tried a case before Judge Latin and was pleased with how he ran things. I had never heard of him, and he was hidden away in Long Island City. Trials are very stressful, and this judge did nothing to add to the stress. Very fair to both sides, and resolved a couple of complex issues. I wasn't thrilled with all of his rulings, but overall, he did a good job. I would not hesitate to try other cases before him.


Comment #: NY10523
Good demeanor, asked correct questions, even-handed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10198
A pleasure to try a case in front of. Very fair, made the correct rulings, allowed you to try your case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9895
I have appeared before Judge Latin multiple times in Civil Queens. He is an excellent judge with a great personality for the bench. He has tremendous experience and was a law secretary for many years. He can get cases settled and will let you try your case. He will be a huge asset of the Queens bench.


Comment #: NY8562
Rating:Not Rated
He was confused and couldn't differentiate between a male and female attorney. He first wanted the history and then didn't- he ignored facts and the failure of the defendant to produce exhibits. Went before 7 judges until this guy ruled against me. He proved that justice is not just blind but deaf and dumb. He was too tired to do night court. He should do parking tickets....