Hon. Joseph J. Esposito See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.4 - 5 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)

What others have said about Hon. Joseph J. Esposito


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5745
Excellent judge! I just had 2 trials with Judge Esposito over a 1 month period and I am truly impressed with his competency, skill and temperament on the bench. He certainly rises to the top of the list in a county that has few top jurists. He is fair to both sides, cares about the jury and knows the value of a case. Both my cases involved unique legal issues that he dealt with fairly and decisively. It is a pleasure to be in his courtroom. Win or lose you won't have any issue with the way Judge Esposito presided over your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1337
This judge is a pleasure to try a case or argue a motion in front of. His rulings and decisions are always well reasoned and fair.

To enter his courtroom is to wade into a chocolate river.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1292
I like him. He does move fast, but he's fair and doesn't allow either side to dominate the process. He controls his courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1216
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Esposito rushes through cases and motions without any regard for what the law might be whatsoever. Check his record on appeal- it is abysmal. I couldn't find one case in which he was affirmed. His law secretary is very weak on motions and simply cannot get it right. Sure, he is FAST, but what about dispensing some justice accordint to the LAW?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY947
Rating:Not Rated
This judge always has a plane to catch. Be ready, be quick, and justice will be promptly dispensed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY329
This judge has a great attitude and treats lawyers with respect. He is a no-nonsense judge.