Hon. Ellen M. Coin See Rating Details

Criminal Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Ellen M. Coin


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3906
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Another great judge who happens to be a grandma. And she brings that gentle demeanor to the courtroom.

Warning to counsel:
THE BENCH IS HOT. DON'T TAKE MORE THAN 30 SECONDS ON THE FACTS OF SHE WILL EVISCERATE YOU

Other

Comment #: NY3886
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Ellen Coin was many things to me during a difficult time in my life under prosecution.

She was harsh (in tone and demeanor) but fair (in her consideration of the facts and her ruling on the case). If it's relevant, Case dismissed on the 30/30 rule for a DUI (no injuries or property damage, 1st offense).

She was loud but honest with not only the defendants in the courtroom, but the attorneys as well.

She took into account the case and the situation and followed the law to the letter.

When I called her after the case to ask about sealing the records etc. I was shocked that she answered the phone (I thought it would be a law clerk). She explained the process without any arrogance or dismissal of my questions.

All in all, I think either way the process had gone (guilty/innocent/dismissal), she would have dispensed justice in the fairest manner prescribed by law with restraint and proper application despite her seemingly tough personality.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3496
Rating:10.0
Comments:
It was a pleasure to appear before this Judge. For the first time in a very long time, I encountered a Judge that had read all the papers and evidence before her. She was well aware of all the facts and rendered a decision promptly.

Other

Comment #: NY1938
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Clearly well versed in law. Yet, unwilling to view/consider concrete proof that court reports were inaccurate. Very scarcastic and condescending when speaking to anyone. Clearly biased against habitual drug users, as evidenced by her continuous statements that she is "sick of dealing with drug users." Quick to condemn suspects to prision time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY723
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Knowledgeable about the law. Sarcastic to all, a lot, but evenly distributes the denigrations. Still, willing to change her bench response if, rarely, decides original one was wrong. No reluctance to "put 'em in jail" though not gratuitously punitive. High regard for punctuality.