Hon. Joseph J. Esposito See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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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. Joseph J. Esposito


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9643
His courtroom clerks and officer are phenomenal and are a pleasure..thats where the pleasure stops. Him and his "law" secretary are nothing more then a bad joke on the innocent litigants who enter his fast food justice courtroom.. always has a plane to catch..worried about how many verdicts he takes instead of letting jury do its job and making sure process is fair. plaintiff will not get a fair shake and you dont want a case with a real injury in front of him. Check his record on appeal- it is abysmal and he's about to be overturned again. real shame when your client gets justice from a jury only to be taken away by a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6219
The worst mistake you can make in Queens County is having your Supreme Court action 325D to Civil Court. This Judge's part is an embarrassment. His opinions and or ability to grasp legal issues is/are abhorrent. I will appeal every decision out of his part.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6146
This liberally biased clown ignored factual evidence of my ex wife's psychiatric commitment, assault, vandalism, per jury in family court, a written statement from the 104th Precinct's Domestic Officer proving constant aggravated harassment He allowed her to hide behind the HIPPA ACT With total disregard to my daughter Riley's safety
He refused to even give me a hearing for my motion for a change of custody He altered my divorce agreement to allow the child support collection garnish my wages at work After the Divorce Agreement was signed Resulting in me loosing my job and having my unemployment Despite credits in my child support payments Through Chase Expert Pay
This judge is as un impartial liberally biased scumbag Who I hope some day he meets a smarter guy than me Clyde Shelton When a crazy woman hurts or kills his child After Esposito lets her off the hook With this HIPPA ACt Bullshit
Now my lawyer wants me to pay for a motion to get Supreme Court judge Anna Culley to change what Judge Esposito altered
They should be both thrown off the bench by the DA'S Office and told to fix the document immediately or face criminal charges and pay Mr McKiernan's legal fees

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5745
Excellent judge! I just had 2 trials with Judge Esposito over a 1 month period and I am truly impressed with his competency, skill and temperament on the bench. He certainly rises to the top of the list in a county that has few top jurists. He is fair to both sides, cares about the jury and knows the value of a case. Both my cases involved unique legal issues that he dealt with fairly and decisively. It is a pleasure to be in his courtroom. Win or lose you won't have any issue with the way Judge Esposito presided over your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1337
This judge is a pleasure to try a case or argue a motion in front of. His rulings and decisions are always well reasoned and fair.

To enter his courtroom is to wade into a chocolate river.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1292
I like him. He does move fast, but he's fair and doesn't allow either side to dominate the process. He controls his courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1216
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Esposito rushes through cases and motions without any regard for what the law might be whatsoever. Check his record on appeal- it is abysmal. I couldn't find one case in which he was affirmed. His law secretary is very weak on motions and simply cannot get it right. Sure, he is FAST, but what about dispensing some justice accordint to the LAW?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY947
Rating:Not Rated
This judge always has a plane to catch. Be ready, be quick, and justice will be promptly dispensed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY329
This judge has a great attitude and treats lawyers with respect. He is a no-nonsense judge.