Hon. Odessa Kennedy See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Odessa Kennedy


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12411
Her temperament and ego are atrocious. She cannot follow along basic facts of any case before her. She constantly interrupts counsel, is paranoid of being appealed, and is just overall miserable to deal with. Like other comments have said it is absolutely shocking she can sit on the bench. If she is not interrupting litigants she is busy snapping at her court attorney. On what planet is she "humble"?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY12395
She is very unqualified to be a judge. Rather shocking that she sits on the bench today. She has inflated sense of self and is unable to understand simple legal concepts and fact pattern. Very disappointing and sad.


Comment #: NY11119
Judge Kennedy is a highly qualified and independent judge who has devoted her career to serving the people of Brooklyn in a highly respectable and fair manner. She always takes a diligent and thorough approach to assessing cases, and examines all sides accordingly. She is fair and approachable to non-represented parties, especially tenants, and makes sure all parties are aware of the proceedings and can comprehend and understand the judicial procedure accurately. Judge Kennedy ran against the Democratic political machine bosses a few years before Ocasio Cortes did, and won! She is highly qualified despite what slumlord lawyers who are upset they lost cases seem to believe, and was elected by the people of Brooklyn even without the party's support. This judge has proven her dedication to the courtroom and a fair and independent approach to law. I have seen her on the bench countless times, and have observed her humble and neutral process. She is a very qualified judge who treats every case with time and respect, and is not who these politically-connected, greedy slumlord attorneys say she is.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY11118
I absolutely love this humble and unassuming Judge. She is a great role model to young women. She has a great grasp of the law, and I understand why greedy slumlords may think otherwise. She tempers justice with kindness and mercy. She is very understanding and patient with tenants. She is awesome!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10746
This judge may possibly be one of the most unqualified people on the bench today. Her knowledge of the law is laughable. She is clearly not intelligent and is too arrogant to educate herself on things she doesn't know about. She is obsessed with not being appealed, so she is petrified of making any decisions. When her court attorney is not present, she is absolutely clueless and comes up with random, crazy and inconsistent decisions out of thin air. She is one of the only judges I have ever seen who sits at the bench and writes the decision while speaking out loud, and then asks the litigants how she should say things. She has no short term memory. She has no long term memory. She has no independent legal knowledge and instead routinely harps on the two or three things she thinks she remembers from Civil Procedure class. She should flip a coin when both parties come up to the bench - it would save everyone a lot of time.