Hon. Martin Schneier See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.7 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Martin Schneier


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1774
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. In Kings, he's considered a good judge. Works hard, but moves too fast. Not that bright, but tries. You could do way worse. And your trial will be done in a day, even if you have 30 witnesses.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1044
Can try liability in in auto case in an hour, and he has been known to takes witnesses out of order, but runs a very fair trial, even as he interjects himself into things a good deal. Cuts through the BS and rightfully lands on questioners who are simply marking or wasting time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY489
Nice man who wants to do the right thing. Very active in settlement negotiations. Doesn't want to hurt plaintiffs, but recommends numbers on the lower side. His rulings are not always accurate; however, he doesn't try to hurt anyone. He interferes way too much in the trial. Takes over questioning of the witness prematurely. Doesn't try to show up the lawyer, but tries to extract the points that he feels are important. "Counsel, let's move it along" is his favorite expression. Moves trials at the speed of light. If you get assigned to him, it's fine. Just make sure that all of your witnesses are ready to go.