Hon. Laura Visitacion-Lewis See Rating Details

Supreme Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 3 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. Laura Visitacion-Lewis


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6338
This judge is one of the worst that I've ever appeared before. Her method of controlling the courtroom appears to be by berating, interrupting and yelling at counsel. This level of disrespect must be a violation of judicial ethics. Please investigate. An attorney shouldn't have to endure interactions like that in order to protect their clients' rights.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5562
I was appointed Court Evaluator in two Guardianship matters by Judge Visitacion-Lewis. These were my first two experiences in court really. The first time around was great and she complimented me on my work. I found her to be patient and sympathetic towards the AIP. The second time, she seemed a bit frustrated but that was due to circumstances relation to the case and the AIP was fairly difficult. Still, I found her to be knowledgeable and patient under the circumstances. I look forward to working with her again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4321
I am at a loss as to how this judge remains on the bench. She is rude, obnoxious, nasty and completely unwilling to listen. She asks a question and before (or during) the answer cuts the speaker off.

While I do not expect any judge to know ALL of the law in a specific area, her lack of knowledge is clear. But rather than asking counsel about a point of law, she yells and screams to cover her lack of knowledge as if she was in the playground. She demands respect to the bench but is unwilling (and apparently unable) to give the same to the bar.

Her decisions are completely off the mark and in some instances dangerous. If any news organization reviews and analyzes her files, they may be in for a few surprises!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1445
Rating:Not Rated
This woman is insane! I can't believe they still have her on the bench, She is a complete moron...she is nasty, rude,obnoxious...many of these judges they have in the Supreme court needs to be remove and this idiot is one of them.Send her back to law school 101