Hon. Richard Latin See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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. Richard Latin


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11266
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Certainly a thoughtful jurist, but ignores the law when he wants a specific outcome. I had a motion before him where the binding precedent mandated dismissal. He reached the conclusion that recent societal changes warranted letting the case to go forward.
A court of last resort may change precedent on the basis of changes in society, as many an appellate court in certain circumstances. A trial-level judge may not. The lower courts are obligated to follow precedent unless there is a clear signal from the legislature that it wants to change a specific rule of law.

Litigant

Comment #: NY10883
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Horrible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10623
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I tried a case before Judge Latin and was pleased with how he ran things. I had never heard of him, and he was hidden away in Long Island City. Trials are very stressful, and this judge did nothing to add to the stress. Very fair to both sides, and resolved a couple of complex issues. I wasn't thrilled with all of his rulings, but overall, he did a good job. I would not hesitate to try other cases before him.

Litigant

Comment #: NY10523
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Good demeanor, asked correct questions, even-handed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10198
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A pleasure to try a case in front of. Very fair, made the correct rulings, allowed you to try your case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY9895
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have appeared before Judge Latin multiple times in Civil Queens. He is an excellent judge with a great personality for the bench. He has tremendous experience and was a law secretary for many years. He can get cases settled and will let you try your case. He will be a huge asset of the Queens bench.

Litigant

Comment #: NY8562
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He was confused and couldn't differentiate between a male and female attorney. He first wanted the history and then didn't- he ignored facts and the failure of the defendant to produce exhibits. Went before 7 judges until this guy ruled against me. He proved that justice is not just blind but deaf and dumb. He was too tired to do night court. He should do parking tickets....