Hon. Leonard B. Austin See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Leonard B. Austin


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY13124
Thank goodness he's off the bench. A very vicious and disrespectful bully. Totally unsuited to be a judge. Good riddance.


Comment #: NY11202
Not paying attention to RPAPL 1303 and 1304 protections while on the Appellate bench, Appellate Division Second Department. C'mon, Justice Austin, protect those who need protecting in foreclosure. It's not the banksters!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8468
Brilliant jurist who loves his job, genuinely wants to help people and do justice. Very respectful of lawyers and always listens to both sides before making a decision.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY8301
So Similar ! This judge refused to recuse himself after suing my relative. Her with skin in the game & Judge Austin aware of same, rule to destroy her - Nice , abusing his power !

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7932
This Judge unsuccessfully sued my Aunt and refused to recuse himself on my Aunt's daughter's legal matter & sought unimaginable RETRIBUTION against her thereafter - an extraordinary abuse of his authority and power

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4151
Judge Austin is one of the smartest, industrious and humblest judges I have ever encountered. He is fair, reasonable and will actually listen to the arguments the attorneys make. Judge Austin will know the case better than anyone in the courtroom and has no problem taking over the examination of a witness. Sometimes I win when before Judge Austin and sometimes I lose, but I always walk away feeling like the result was fair and reasoned no matter the outcome. I <3 Judge Austin!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2703
I appeared before him a few years ago with a complex case. He grasped everything, pointed out that even if my client was correct in every assertion he was making we would have a very difficult time proving our case. Was very conducive towards establishing a fair settlement.