Hon. Kathy King See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 1 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. Kathy King


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5266
Rating:9.7
Comments:
She is an evenhanded judge. She has a well-run courtroom with an efficient staff. During trial there were no significant delays, other than waiting for the jurors to arrive, which amounted to no more than 10-15 minutes. I was able to try the case and her rulings were balanced.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5083
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This judge presides poorly over her courtroom. She puts technical defects of form that are excusable over substance. She has little knowledge of either procedure or the law. She is not educated with regard to the facts or the law when hearing arguments. She lets the court attorney feed her ear so that she does not actually hear your argument. She interrupts or steers the argument to distract attorneys from making their argument. She clearly favors one party over another, usually the larger firm or larger client. She permits unusually lengthy delays in issuing decisions, so that your position is often made moot by an intervening event. If she didn't start more than an hour late every day, maybe this review would be different.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4339
Rating:6.7
Comments:
Judge King is a fair balanced judge who allows attorneys to try their cases without inserting herself during the interrogation of witnesses.
Her evidentiary rulings were fair and her rulings on pre trial motion issues were balanced and well considered. She was flexible with the parties on scheduling trial dates and accommodating witnesses and attorney schedules. The only critique I have for this judge is the slow speed that of the trial before her. Overall though Judge King is a good, fair and impartial judge, a breath of fresh air in Brooklyn.

Other

Comment #: NY4048
Rating:6.0
Comments:
I am a civil defense attorney. I tried a case before her in Supreme Court where she was sitting as an acting Supreme Court judge. I found that she had the normal tendency to favor plaintiff exhibited by most judges in Brooklyn. With regard to examination of witnesses, she will allow you to make your point with a truculent witness and will not cut you off. I thought her evaluation of the case was reasonable. Overall, above average for this jurisdiction.