Hon. Joseph J. Dawson See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Joseph J. Dawson



Comment #: NY6234
Very Smart, patience made sure that both sides followed the Law. Honor and a pleasure serving as a juror in his courtroom.


Comment #: NY2311
Very smart, very alert, extremely careful to uphold defendants rights. Tough on prosecutors, especially regarding paperwork and police reports. Will not tolerate carelessness. Very reasonable and fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY301
This judge is extremely intelligent. It's very disappointing, because he knows that the system works terribly, especially for the poor and minorities, but he upholds the prejudices of the system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY273
Judge Dawson is an extremely fair-minded jurist. To be in his courtroom is to know that all sides of an issue will be given equal consideration. What more could an attorney ask for?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY86
One of the best criminal judges in the Bronx in years.