Hon. Lester B. Adler See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Westchester County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.4 - 7 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. Lester B. Adler


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9879
In over 60 years of litigation across this country I have seen few his equal. My experience was calm, courteous, knowledgeable evenhanded jurist. Great to try a case in his Court!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6859
Disrespectful, mocked the defendant in front of the jury. Was extremely biased and used his full judicial ability to cause harm to the defendant. Had a very short temper and yelled at my client multiple times.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5367
A good judge who moves things along and makes himself clear. He has a professional demeanor and is pleasant to both parties.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5328
Extremely fair, calm justice who was excellent at helping to settle a case. I had honestly forgot that there are judges who are highly competent. Would gladly try a case in front of him from either side of the aisle, plaintiff or defendant.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4525
Justice Adler is a credit to the bench. He is smart, respectful, and efficient. He gets directly to the heart of the case and does not waste anyone's time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3844
Top judge. Even handed, fair, great, calm temperament, pleasant to all, remembers when he was a lawyer before the bench. I would try any case before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1599
Was experienced trial attorney and it shows. Lets counsel try their case, interrupts rarely only to clarify testimony even handedly. Patient, courteous, friendly while remaining dignified. Knowleadgeable and diligent.
If only they could clone him.