Hon. Leonard Steinman See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Leonard Steinman


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12801
Baffling, incompetent rulings on rudimentary dispositive motions. Did not apply the law and apparently did not read the moving papers. Kept a completely frivolous case pending due to his own incompetence.


Comment #: NY12370
He had not done his homework. He did apologize to have not read my premotion requests for conference to transfer the case to the district court because of low value of the case. He kept harping that I was free to make as many motions which he will deny. Yes, tried bullying me! Yes, he is ill tempered and impatient. Look what he wrote in 2012 as why he wanted to become a Judge! Hypocrisy at its best! Good luck with him as your judge. Please do read all the reviews as they are accurate for the most part. Never mind the brown nosing by the attorneys, They have to make a living so they dare not give a bad review of a Judge unless he is retiring.


Comment #: NY12291
He deserves a 0 rating. My ex stole a half a million dollars from me and that [redacted] sanctioned it. I am now broke and penniless thanks to steinman. I hope he [redacted] .


Comment #: NY12184
Steinman is an arrogant and pompous fool. I wish I can give this man ZERO stars! He is not smart at all and a bully. He's the perfect example why some people shouldn't have the power they do because he abuses it.

His knowledge of the law is poor. Sure, he'll hide behind his computer and claim he's researching. I'm sure he's on some Sesame Street site trying to figure out the "letter of the day."

He's also rude and obnoxious. His nasal voice makes you want to hear chalkboard scratching instead. In short, a bad judge and an even worse person. Vote him out!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY11945
One of the brightest minds we have on the bench. you will receive nothing but professionalism.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10842
Excellent Judge.

He is very smart and knows his stuff. It's obvious that he had been a practicing attorney before becoming a judge.

He is a quick study too, as we had a few issues arise during our case that he had not encountered before. He took the time to educate himself and ruled accordingly.

His staff and the courtroom personnel were easy going and very competent as well.

All in all Judge Steinmen is a judge who "gets it". I'd take a dozen more just like him.


Comment #: NY8290
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge removed an attorney from the Courtroom, by force of a Court Officer for 10 minutes on August 12, 2016, without her property for OBJECTING on the basis of relevance.
Allowed others to view her cell phone, legal documents and property


Comment #: NY7891
This is what we get when we vote on party lines and we know nothing about the person. This judge's knowledge is minimal, with shallow decision, and does not know minimal procedural requirements. Stay away if you can.