Hon. Mark D. Cohen See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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. Mark D. Cohen


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7015
In ten years of going to court he was the worst I have experienced. I cannot detail however, let's just say I'd rather shoot my own foot then go back there.


Comment #: NY6902
I was in a jury selection process as a prospective juror and went through a voir dire in Judge Cohen's court. He was clear, businesslike yet engaging and explained everything well . A long day, but a good experience.


Comment #: NY5381
In my opinion this judge is very bias! He does not look at all the evidence and circumstances he just
gives the district attorneys what they want! A judge should look at all the evidence from both sides and rule that said I don't think judge Cohen is honorable at all! And should be judged himself.


Comment #: NY4882
He made a statement on the record telling a defendant that "each person is treated as an individual here." Such a statement reveals this judge's propensity to allow personal prejudice and bias to influence his rulings. Justice is blind and all defendants are to be treated equally, not as stated above by Judge Cohen. He reveals an almost untouchable arrogance with his judgements.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4174
Wholeheartedly agree - great man, great jurist.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY3056
Judge Cohen has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the law and a great mind for caselaw.

Additionally, he is a very nice person and is absolutely fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2029
Excellent judge. Great assignment for trial. Works hard to understand the legal and non legal issues in a case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1748
Great jurist. He gets it. Allows attorneys to try their case. Is fair with his decisions. You will win his respect if you are on time, prepared and don't fool around.