Hon. Joseph Capella See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Joseph Capella


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY13553
Judge Capella is one of the best trial judges on the bench. He has a great demeanor, is smart, fair, and is easy about scheduling. Quite simply, a great assignment!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12275
Judge Capella is the best trial judge I have ever been before. He is knowledgeable, fair, reasonable, and courteous.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10894
Excellent Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10893
One of the best Judges I have been before. He knows the law and lets you try your case. He is professional and courteous to all parties.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7987
Handled an over-complicated trial on an extremely simple issue extremely fairly. Gave both sides ample opportunity to make and refute arguments, and delivered his ruling quickly after everything was heard. Win or lose, I would want to appear before him in Civil Court more often.