Hon. C. Randall Hinrichs See Rating Details

County Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. C. Randall Hinrichs


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7008
"Derseves to be Chief Justice of the US" Haha, yes, good comment. First, you can't spell "deserves" and then you actually can be that clueless to think this Judge is worthy of a Supreme Court appointment - maybe an appointment to empty their wastebaskets, but that's about it.

Sorry, as a Judge, you reverse your own decision - even if civil litigation is outside your purview - you've wasted litigants valuable time and money as well as proving yourself clueless.


Comment #: NY6058
Well, on the plus side, many judges (at least in Suffolk) are unqualified to sit on the Bench, so he doesn't actually stray far from the norm, along with the fact that he was pushed to handle a civil case which he clearly botched. On the negative side, he botched the case and is then trying to protect parties by sealing records at the expense of the public's right to know the truth. For a Judge, that is reprehensible.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5051
This judge is the most honored lawyer in Suffolk County. Not one person has a bad word to say about this man. He is brilliant, kind, and has perfect judicial temperament. (I worked for him before I became an attorney.) Good luck finding even one person who does not honor this man. He is the finest human being, not just judge, that I have ever met in my fifty years on this earth.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1971
The finest jurist I have ever appeared before. Without the robe, he is casual and energetic, always getting things done and looking to improve the Courts. Derseves to be Chief Justice of the US

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY555
Former Assistant District Attorney who never left the office. That said, he is a very pleasant man who will give you a fair trial before he maxes out your client on his or her sentence.


Comment #: NY223
This judge unfairly takes away children in family court without a hearing. He ruined a child's life and a family's life. No clue as to due process. He also uses lousy expert doctors in family court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY222
Tough as a prosecutor, but fair as a judge. Accomodating and very pleasant. Even though he may think a litigant is a waste of life, he treats him with respect. Likes lawyers and is very good to those that work hard. Listens and is smart. Has a very good sense of what is going on and what should happen. Is far more flexible on sentence than when he was a District Attorney. That is not to say he is giving away the courthouse, just that he is able to temper his feelings with fairness and a sense of justice for victims and defendants. All in all, one of Suffolk County's best criminal court judges.