Hon. Stephen Knopf See Rating Details

Criminal Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Stephen Knopf


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7970
This judge is definitely insecure and subject to temper flare-ups. He seems to enjoy berating counsel even when his demeaning remarks fail to make any sense. His unprofessional temperament demonstrates a clear bias against one side. He tries to prevent counsel from creating records by yelling at them or speaking over them. At best, this judge is a bully who is unfit to sit on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY641
This judge actually boasted at his induction of earning his seat on the bench by being a good party hack. He was -- and he still is. The only guts he has hang over his belt. Not as dumb as he looks or sounds, however.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY12
Rating:Not Rated
This is definitely a very odd judge. Somewhat insecure and subject to temper flare-ups. Pushes pleas hard with no-so-subtle reminders of the consequences after trial.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3
Little leeway with regard to scheduling on complex multi-defendant cases. A terror on bail.