Hon. Kevin M. Dowd See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Chenango County
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* 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. Kevin M. Dowd


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8442
Judge Dowd needs some refresher courses on the law and should be schooled in the concept of justice and not just practice "business as usual" especially in the case of foreclosures.

It is just to easy for him to throw people out of their homes when it is evident that the plaintiff bankers do not have the evidence. He is one of those judges who does not seek real justice, he is more interested in clearing cases from his calendar using technicalities of law.

Is it any wonder that most people have very little faith in the legal system. Judge Dowd does nothing to improve the distrust people have in the system.

It is another case of a small town judge who rules over his small kingdom. I attended a class at SUNY Morrisville where he is know as the "hanging judge." I assume this has to do with criminal cases. When it comes to meting out justice in civil cases, he should be known as "empty pants."

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY7523
His knowledge of the law especially in foreclosure matters is scant and lacking. Not very probing. Acts more like a spectator at the proceeding.

His rulings seem partial and in always in favor of big money.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5609
Does not know the law.
Is biased and bigoted.
Rules for the politically connected attorneys.
Fails to disclose and acknowledge conflicts of interest.
Often speaks incoherently during court proceedings.
Fails to advise pro see indigent parties of their right to counsel.