Hon. Jack M. Battaglia See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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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. Jack M. Battaglia


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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY5762
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Thinks he's smarter than he is. Couldn't get a small infant's compromise past him because he wanted physician affirmations for every imaginable injury.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5497
Rating:5.1
Comments:
This smart judge uses his talents to reach predetermined determination. You can't find more pro-plaintiff judge in the entire state of NY. He does not even try to hide. Shameful, full of agenda. Does not belong in this position.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5240
Rating:2.7
Comments:
After a more than three-hour wait, Judge Battaglia was rude to all counsel, insisting on oral argument with numerous papers having been served in the minutes before argument. He then had counsel wait while he read three paragraphs of a cross motion first (without having read any of the original motion papers) and then proceeded to attempt to "predict" his ruling (which he at least took on submission) with full intention of "finding" an issue of fact. It would have been far less rude to admit that he had read nothing, and/or adjourn oral argument to another date, rather than to insult counsel with his incompetence, unpreparedness and haphazard comments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4810
Rating:3.4
Comments:
Judge Battaglia has taken a court's ability to search the record to new levels of stupidity. He finds issues of fact where he does not know or understand them. He does not contact the parties to determine what facts are understood as between them. If he does not understand the issue, he claims there is an issue of fact. Against both the NYS Constitution and the CPLR, he has determined that a Jewish person must declare that they are Jewish in order to affirm a transcript. This is neither required under the CPLR, which permits depositions to be sworn or affirmed, and violates the Constitution, which does not permit a court or party to inquire as to religion. He also finds obscure areas of law and misapplies those concepts to ordinary run-of-the-mill negligence cases. And, wrong as he often is, he loves to cite his decisions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4802
Rating:9.8
Comments:
A smart and interested judge who made tough rulings fairly and correctly. Sensitive to all: attorneys, litigants and jurors. A real pleasure to appear before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2616
Rating:4.3
Comments:
He seems to be very reasonable on the bench. But after you get a few rulings you realize that he is bizarre. He seem to be caught up in the minutia of the law, rather than seeing the big picture in the case.

Litigant

Comment #: NY1466
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This guy is nuts. Made our Atty resubmit multiple times the same documents and ruled against us with no oposition in a foreclosure. Overturned on appeal then never gives the decision until we threaten to sue and send him demand letters. Vito Lopez Brother in Law. Old School Italian Social Communist. Polical Hack. Donate to Ridgewood Bushwick Centers then tell him to get off you case due to conflict of interest.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1356
Rating:8.7
Comments:
HAS A BIT OF OCD; HAS A FEW UNIQUE THEORIES ON EVIDENCE; HAVING SAID THAT, A PLEASURE, EVEN HANDED, ISN'T ROOTING FOR ANYONE, TAKES AS MUCH TIME AS HE FEELS HE NEEDS TO GET RULINGS CORRECT; AND HERE'S A RARITY, WANTS, INSISTS UPON CIVILITY IN THE COURT ROOM.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY813
Rating:8.9
Comments:
An even-handed jurist with respect for lawyers who wasn't afraid of calling out the City's obstructive discovery tactics when he used to run the part. I respect him for his lack of bias, even though he regularly spent extensive time with them in the City part. His decisions are well researched and always made in good faith.