Hon. Bert A. Bunyan See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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. Bert A. Bunyan


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7811
I won in court so I am not biased, but the judge stinks and is clueless. If you cant practice law, you become a law professor, and if you cant teach and are a total looser you become a judge,

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7018
His courtroom is a disorganized mess. Decisions may or may not be issued. The judge will schedule conferences and adjourn them sua sponte on less than 24 hours notice and only advise some of the parties

Court Staff

Comment #: NY6899
Rating:Not Rated
How many extension past 70 has he gotten?


Comment #: NY6072
Rating:Not Rated
When does the gent turn 76?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5732
If you get past his very hard working court attorney and actually argue a motion before him there is a 50/50 chance he will come to the correct legal conclusion based on the facts and the law. My clients have both benefited and been harmed by his unsound decisions.


Comment #: NY4280
Articulate, methodical, structured, decisive. Focuses on the key issue central to the case and helps parties resolve them. Lets attorneys try the case without undue involvement. A pleasure to appear before him. Excellent, knowledgeable chambers staff ready to help.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3598
He does what is right. I have appeared before him on numerous occasions. He is a fair judge. He patiently allows all sides to be heard.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3063
Had a major case involving many parties and novel issues of law. We had close two two dozen court appearances on a half a dozen motions and the only time we actually spoke to the judge was when we couldn't agree on an adjourned date. Law secretary runs the show. Sucking up to her is essential.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2810
If there's a path of least resistance, Justice Bunyan will find it. Anything to avoid having to make a decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1770
Useless at trial. Makes trials take 3x longer than needed because he is lazy. Can't handle objections. Complete moron.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY749
Did somebody kidnap the real Bert Bunyan and install an impersonator in the courtroom? The person in court is absolutely clueless. One can only wonder who he impressed enough to garner enough support to become a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY247
Never actually got to the Judge. His law clerk conducts oral argument and then issues written decisions. Her knowledge of the law leaves much to be desired.