Hon. Dena E. Douglas See Rating Details

Civil Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 4 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. Dena E. Douglas


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6922
My experience with this judge is that she will ignore the law for the result she wants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5973
Worked with her from a distance in KCDA's Office; now as a criminal defense attorney i appear before her occasionally; she seems very fair to me all the way around to both defense and prosecution; on my cases and watching her on others. I see these older, not-so-great comments about her, but those appear to be in the civil arena. She seems very fair and tries to do the right thing in my opinion

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1965
Pro-prosecutor and a poorly skiled lawyer.


Comment #: NY1964
This Judge is the reason judges should be appointed, not elected. Shameful.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1530
Pro-prosecutor or not very thoughful in her legal analysis - take your pick.