Hon. Peter Fox Cohalan See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Peter Fox Cohalan


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6980
Happy, happy, happy! Ding-dong, the bad judge and bad clerk are GONE! Woo-hoo!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6891
Sometimes retirement is a good thing, maybe the BEST of things...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6795
An "old school" Justice, polite to a fault, fair minded and a real professional who loves the law and lawyers. Comes into a case with an open and fair disposition and waits until all the facts are in to render a decision. Sorry to see this Justice retire.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4274
Two words to sum up the Judge and his clerk - "good riddance"

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2967
Tough, fair, smart, judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2829
Justice Cohalan is very fair. His law secretary is great, makes the courtroom run like a machine and the judge is always available for rulings. If you want a default because your adversary fails to appear you must have proof that your adversary was notified. Very courteous to attorneys and pro-se litigants. A forgiving judge not looking to hammer people. But, you better spell his name correctly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1930
What would you say about a judge that bounces papers simply because you did not type his middle name? Getting a decision in his Court takes MONTHS. Very full of himself. Should have practiced law before he became a judge.


Comment #: NY1817
Has ZERO interest in getting things done. When there is a motion for summary judgment, and the other party receives notice, but continually refuses to appear with TOTAL disregard - GRANT THE MOTION!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY906
A rare breed of old-fashioned judge, one who respects the attorneys before him, and loves the law. It is a true privilege to practice before him.