Hon. Richard Horowitz See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.1 - 11 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 3 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. Richard Horowitz


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Court Staff

Comment #: NY4820
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A fair and respected man, who works hard to always do the right thing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3898
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Hon. #Richard I. ##Horowitz (#Smithdown),1st #District #Court, Central Islip, Acting County Court.#Expert On Issues Of #Mental-# Health, #Addiction-#Treatment #Most #Highly #Qualified, #Effective #Gracious Judges Ever To Take The Bench & Materially Affect Substantial Justice For The Better -Knows the Law -Fair Trial - Lives Saved & Lives & Community Improved.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3878
Rating:9.1
Comments:
I think that Judge Horowitz is the best example of what a judge should be. He is fair, polite and kind to the attorney practicing before his court. He is swift and firm with his administration of justice, at the same time having compassion for the defendants. Judge Horowitz has an excellent grasp of the law as well as the respect of his colleagues. I believe this man is a great judge. It’s was an honor to appear before him as a prosecutor and equally as a defense attorney. I would also like to thank him for what he has taught me about the practice of law through my observations of his behavior as a judge. Thank you, CMG...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3874
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Having appeared before Judge Horowitz on a regular basis for my own clients, and having observed his treatment of other attorneys and their clients, I can honestly say his honor defines the standard of a hard working, unbiased and fair jurist. Any comments herein to the contrary clearly come from either disgruntled defendants or court personnel who have their own personal issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3871
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Horowitz is one of the best judges on the District Court bench. He has the respect of both prosecution and defense alike. He is fair and impartial and will to make tough decisions when necessary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3867
Rating:10.0
Comments:
An outstanding jurist. Respected and admired by everyone in the courthouse. Attentive and considerate. We need more judges as fairminded as Judge Horowitz.

Other

Comment #: NY3862
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I read the comments below, it seems very possible that the only people who have been on this site are relatives or close friends. So confused... I also read an article on Judge Horowitz and it actually made me laugh when he was quoted "people have thanked me for helping them straighten out their lives" Please answer me this, how often is Judge Horowitz in the same social circle as the "criminals" that have been before him in court? I have so much more to say but I am not going to waste any more of the readers time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3828
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have seen this judge about every 4 to 6 weeks for the past 10 months and the only thing I have seen him do and do very well is reschedule the case in my opinion this man is a very talented actor who missed his calling he may have a lot of people fooled but not me stay tuned.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3691
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A gentleman and a scholar. He treats all who appear before with respect, compassion and fairness.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY3683
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A true professional. Very fair, compassionate, and sincere with the defendants appearing before him; as well as with court staff!

Court Staff

Comment #: NY3052
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A true gentleman. Knows the law, knows what's important (metes out punishment when deserved), and treats everyone with respect. He never takes a person's dignity from them, even though that person may have forced the Judge to put him in jail. Deserves to be around for a long time and move up to higher courts.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2970
Rating:9.8
Comments:
One of the best judges I have been in front of.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2690
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I agree with Judge H being an excellent judge who truly spends the time, listens, and works hard to try to do the right thing. They cut the budget massively for the NY State Court System so cases are backed up, there is little time for cases, more and more people are going pro se (which takes up a lot of judicial resources) and often, parties are not even through the long line of metal detectors (despite showing up extra early). However, Judge H has not changed-he is still a great judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2494
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge. I agree he listens and tries to do the right thing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2402
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge. Really tries to do the right thing. Listens to attorneys.