Hon. Barbara Kahn See Rating Details

County Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 4 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. Barbara Kahn


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5829
Rating:Not Rated
2 years jail for Steven Errante who tortured and beat senseless the poor SENTIENT dog, is senseless and totally lax in its punishment of a inhumane bastard who will probably kill a person next time. But obviously, animals to Judge Kahn are no important creatures! This Judge is NOT A DECENT HUMAN BEING! SHE IS NOT WORTHY OF BEING A JUDGE!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5540
I have practiced before Judge Kahn for almost 15 years in both District Court and County Court. I do NOT see the negatives reflected by other comments. She is down to Earth and receptive to both sides. She is fair on trial and has rarely crossed any line that I would consider "unreasonable" in sentencing. The subject matter of the cases she deals with takes a certain type of person and jurist and Judge Kahn serves the People of Suffolk County very well.


Comment #: NY5537
I believe Judge Kahn is biased ..presents her personal feelings before facts and ..does not have any priority sense.
She lets sexual animals walk, and tortures, incarcerates soccer moms. I am contacting County Supervisor Bellone, I do have access to the county supervisor office, My daughter just married into the circle. I have access to Steve Levy, Mr. Bellone, and all the financial advisors. My daughter just married Frederick Pollert, jr. I m a voting individual, and extremely upset --how I have been treated.
I have no idea how political you are, Judge Kahn but I with extraordinary backup,expose how ridiculous I have been treated. I will let you know judge, my father is a decorated NYPD Detective, Gold Shield, and a Marine Vet.
I have direct communication with the County Supervisor. I will expose you for the wrong you are doing - if I can obtain real proof, I will get it. My Dad was an extraordinary Detective, for the NYPD. He (has since past away), was one of e youngest DE tectives to receive the Gold Shield, in the city.
I will also let you know - I have not driven a car since 2008. I have not broken a law --, because I am not a criminal. I am Irish, Catholic, college educated, raised 3 graduates, paid for 2 tuition's myself. They did not ask me to do this, I stepped up.
So when I wanted to go to college in my senior year, I had been encouraged by my Dad, because - I was excelling in an outstanding school.
My parent's had some money for my brothers, ...Don, my older brother, BioChemist, Manhattan. My younger brother, Dennis, Suma cum Laude Marist, Finacial/Editor for an online company.
My younger sister, RN -- extraordinary Mom of four, first born --just graduated from Yale. My Mom's 2 brothers --Catholic Priests - buried at Villanova, because they were Deans at the school.

I won a full ride to Clemson - so stupid and broke, was afraid I would not be able to go home. So I went Oneonta, my pic still up in gym-cause I was the first FRESHMAN VARSITY BASKETBALL PLAYER(FEMALE) in the school's history.
My picture is still in the lobby of the Sate School - I am so proud of.;
Yes, I am a scholar athlete. My children are outstanding.

Oh and of course paid for my senior year high school tuition @ Rosary Academy..with my part time job at Sears.

My parents were sending all four children - to 12 years Catholic School.

I just wanted to have a chance--to maybe know me better. My mom, Dolores was a full blown alcoholic, my whole life.
My, Dad had very long shifts, 48's and took full advantage of not being there.
I have 3 sibs to testify - how I ran my Mom's house, and took care of them:
Donald O'Neill
Duke Dr.
Furlong, PA
Dennis O'Neill
Ocean Pkwy.
Brielle, NJ
Deirdre Kelly
1289 Centennial Dr.
Rock Hil, SC 29732

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4749
She is a nightmare!


Comment #: NY3783
Rating:Not Rated
As one of the defendants in her court, I respect her views and how she handles each case and both sides of it. She gave me a justifiable sentence for my crime and it gives me time to fix what I can in my life to improve it. I have a long while to go, currently seeking a psychologist who can get in my head.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1221
Watch out, she makes faces. A lot of faces. Hates lawyers who make a record and she shows her bias against both defendants and their lawyers. Is very protective of police officers who testify before her.