Hon. Devin P. Cohen See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 7 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. Devin P. Cohen


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7889
Rating:9.9
Comments:
In over 25 years as a trial lawyer, Judge Cohen ranks in the top 1% of judges who understands and appreciates not only his role as the trial judge, but also the roles of all the parties in the case and he knows how hard to lean on either side to help bring about a just result for all parties. He lets you try your case but is very involved in settlement negotiations as well.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7474
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Seems to be more concerned with buttressing his own ego than dealing with the matters before him. This often leads to complications in cases that are completely unnecessary and that provide no benefit to either side.

Other

Comment #: NY7144
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disrespectful judge. He curses at attorneys arguing cases and already decides cases before reviewing papers or hearing argument. I have overhead him tell an attorney to Shut the F**k up and that you have d**k, with reference to opposition papers to a motion and would not permit the attorney to raise valid arguments.

This is conduct unbecoming of a judge and is in violation of the rules of judicial conduct. I would highly recommend he not become a Supreme Court judge after his civil term expires.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6905
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The "Real Deal" Scholarship, demeanor and a great person. I wish all judges would be as fair and "civil" as Judge Cohen. Saw him coming up years ago and knew he would make a fantastic Judge. Wish I practiced in Brooklyn more often.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6241
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I would try a case in front of him any time. Few judges are as well versed on the rules of evidence and able to make the right ruling quickly. A good fair judge who will let you try your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6238
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge. Extremely knowledgeable, great temperament, and seems even-handed in settlement negotiations. Lets you try your case. I try most of my cases in Kings Supreme and was sent here due to a backlog. I wish he were in Supreme. An asset to the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6237
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge. Extremely knowledgeable, great temperament, and seems even-handed in settlement negotiations. Lets you try your case. I try most of my cases in Kings Supreme and was sent here due to a backlog. I wish he were in Supreme. An asset to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5312
Rating:8.7
Comments:
I have tried over 130 cases, Judge Cohen is in my top ten. He treats attorneys with respect. Fair to both sides. Excellent on rules of evidence. Tries to facilitate settlement. His experience as a former trial attorney is appparent in his rulings and demeanor on on the bench. Very respectful to the jury and made them aware of their important role in the process. (Particularly important since this trial lasted almost four weeeks!)