Hon. Allen Hurkin Torres See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 23 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Allen Hurkin Torres


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2136
Rating:9.0
Comments:
He was one of the few judges that 'got it'. He could listen to both sides and boil down the case in 30 seconds. He'll be missed on the Brooklyn bench

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1630
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I agree with the comments regarding Judge Hurkin-Torres. He was always fair to both sides and he got the job done. He got the case settled and made both sides feel that they were heard in the process and the settlement was fair.
By the way, he went to JAMS not Nams.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1619
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Great judge, unfortunately he left the bench for NAM.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1357
Rating:9.1
Comments:
ONE OF THE FEW JUDGES ONE THINKS OF AS A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH. FAIR, INTELLECTUALLY INQUISITIVE. ACTUALLY ENJOYS HAVING AN INTELLECTUAL DEBATE OVER THE FACTS/LAW/MEDICINE.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1343
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Civil Lit-
A real pleasure. He works hard to move cases, pays attention to both sides and works hard to actually have a meaningful settlement conference.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1327
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I believe the comments regarding Judge Hurkin-Torres settlement recommendations being too low reveal why he is so highly regarded: for too long there have been too many excessively pro-plaintiff judges whose numbers are way too high. This is why he is seen as "an oasis" "an oddity" "fair" and "a real pleasure". Too many judges in Kings are unfair, incompetent and pawns of plaintiffs' attorneys.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY1092
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Going to his courtroom is like going to an oasis in Kings County. He is pleasant -- as is the courtromm staff. He actually treats lawyers like human beings -- a true oddity in Kings Supreme. he is reasonable , listens, smiles, and is even charming. Apleasure to appear before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1067
Rating:9.9
Comments:
I had the pleasure of conferencing a complex civil matter with Judge Hurkin-Torres. I found him to be well-prepared, knowledgeable and an excellent negotiator.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY930
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Great TAP judge who actually knows how to move a case. The other TAP judges (e.g., Judge Schulman) pale in comparison.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY892
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Great atmosphere in the courtroom. Doesn't seem to hate lawyers the way many do. Great temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY808
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Good courtroom control. This judge imposes a civil atmosphere in a room where I have never seen civility before. He seems fair, and he isn't looking to hurt anyone - also qualities that are rare in Kings County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY794
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I gave a 9.8 because the numbers are a bit low. He is the best judge to work with, in my opinion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY789
Rating:9.5
Comments:
An awesome experience to appear in front of him. He actually seems to like and respect lawyers. He will bend over backwards to avoid hurting an lawyer if at all possible. Gets cases settled. Works with your schedule to the extent possible. Numbers are a little pro-defendant. Smart, capable - a rising star.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY746
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Best judge in Kings. But note judicial pedigree to understand why his numbers are a bit low.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY500
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Hardworking, excellent disposition, friendly, practical. Will take real time to try to settle a case, even over multiple conferences, if necessary. Interested in the merits and can be persuaded (or at least persuaded to pass along your arguments to push the other side). I agree with the post which said his settlement values are low. Now that he's out of City-TRP and into JCP, I wonder whether his case values will even out somewhat.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY479
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Very nice man with an excellent temperament. Pro-defendant attitude. He does a great job of hiding it. Very active in settlement negotiations; however, his numbers are too low.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY312
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I have found Judge Hurkin Torres to be probably the most pleasant, even-handed judge to be in front of. A real pleasure to deal with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY297
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Outstanding judge. Stands out in a crowd.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY277
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Superb Judge who listens and allows attorneys to make their arguments. Best Judge in Brooklyn.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY190
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is probably the best judge in Brooklyn.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY172
Rating:10.0
Comments:
If there was a higher score than 10 he would get it. He is one of the brightest and hardest working judges I know.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY134
Rating:9.3
Comments:
He is extremely hard-working and actively participates to conference cases toward resolution. I only wish more judges were like him!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY108
Rating:9.9
Comments:
A great judge for JCP.