Hon. John Andrew Kay See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. John Andrew Kay



Comment #: NY5086
Rating:Not Rated
This is the worst judge I have ever seen on the bench. How do they allow him to serve? If he forms an opinion of you, and it's not a good one -- you're screwed!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4831
Judge Kay is not at all up-to-date on case law and the codes, and makes it very obvious that his position is based on instinct. He never misses a chance to castigate a defendant or belittle an attorney. He ascended the bench after age 60, having spent a lifetime selling insurance. Not the judge you want to pull.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4807
This judge is quite ill-tempered, with an acid demeanour and an affinity for intimidation. He shouts and blusters and allows his widely-known Born-Again Christian perspective to polarize his views into categorical right-and-wrong.