Hon. Lawrence S. Knipel See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 8 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. Lawrence S. Knipel


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4511
I have tried two medical malpractice cases in front of Judge Knipel. He is a wonderful judge. He is very smart, knows the law inside out and is a real gentleman. He is a very nice man as well! A+!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3627
Rating:Not Rated
Terrific Judge, terrific human being!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2391
Intelligent, inciteful and fair. Has excellent command of his courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1775
Smart, reasonable and hard working. The rest of the judges could learn something by sitting in his part, probably that they need to take him out back and shoot him for making them look like the petty fools they are.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1281
Well reasoned and fair, treats lawyers with respect.Pays attention to every detail in medical mal cases Pleasure to appear in front of.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY1280
One of the more intelligent judges in Kings. Distressed when he left the part that our practice dealt with. It has not been the same since.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1204
Wonderful judge. Treats attorneys with decency and respect. Very knowledgeable. Listens to all arguments carefully and will take papers on submission if necessary.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY893
One of the more intelligent judges in Kings Supreme. Understands the issues, follows the law. You can't ask for more than that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY228
Handles a large motion calendar with aplomb.