Hon. Abraham Clott See Rating Details

Criminal Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Abraham Clott


Court Staff

Comment #: NY9417
Clott is a disgrace to the bench. It's amazing that he used to work for the Legal Aid Society yet as Judge he consciously disregards the rights of the accused who appear before him. He denigrates defense counsel, rubber stamps applications of prosecutors, and is neither intellectually competent nor curious. He has no business being a presiding judge anywhere, never mind State Supreme Court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6041
He refuses to review evidence that so obviously, embarrassingly, will clear a convicted man or murder. There has been a plethora of evidence suggesting that this man is INNOCENT, and zero evidence (other than drug dealers picking him out of a photo array of 1800 men) the pinpoints him as the perp. But this "great judge" refuses to even review the evidence. [redacted by Ed.]

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY232
Judge Clott is an outstanding arraignment judge. He is astute, smart, respectful (though sometimes he can get impatient with laywers on either side of the case) and amazingly efficient. He works very hard and expects you to do the same. When you are in his courtroom you feel like you are in the presence of someone truly dedicated to his profession.


Comment #: NY194
The Honorable Judge Abraham Clott is undoubtedly one of the best judges in the city. He is extremely professional, extremely efficient and yet attentive to the minute details of each case, absolutely unbiased and reasonable in his judgments. Judge Clott is a shining example of fairness, hard work and efficiency.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY68
Rating:Not Rated
It is a disgrace to the legal profession that this man was made a judge. He has absolutely no consideration for due process, nor for the concept of justice that is the very essence of the criminal justice system. As an arraignment judge, his sole concern is to arraign as many cases as possible in a factory-like manner. He will not allow legal arguments to be made in his courtroom. He has no willingness to listen to bail applications on behalf of those charged with a crime. He shows no interest in weighing or balancing the factors that must be considered by a judge when deciding whether to set bail and revoke a person's liberty. His comtempt for those who appear before him, whether it be as counsel or as a defendant, is obvious and insulting.