Hon. Anthony J. Ferrara See Rating Details

Criminal Court
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 6 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. Anthony J. Ferrara


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8393
A class act. Smart, fair and a very decent human being. I wish we had more like him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8107
Very fair, decent and competent judge. Always a pleasure.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY5557
A delightful judge who will most likely move to higher judicial positions. He is fair, committed to the truth, and wise regarding the facts.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5248
Judge Ferrara is a phenomenal trial judge, before whom I recently had the privilege of trying a DWI case. He is punctual, practical, thoughtful, tough when necessary and has a great sense of humor. Although I did not agree with all of his rulings on evidence, it was obvious that he was attentive to the arguments and made a careful analysis before rendering his decisions.


Comment #: NY4862
I was the foreman of a jury for a gun possession trial that ended this past week. Judge Ferrara was thoughtful, articulate, edifying, and made a difficult process move smoothly. He is clearly committed to the process, and is both passionate and compassionate.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4625
I have had the pleasure of being on a DWI trial before Judge Ferrara this past week. He is professional, articulate and well versed in the law. He has no patience for nonsense and works hard. He is concerned about not wasting the time of the lawyers, litigants and jury. Anyone who thinks about becoming a judge should watch Judge Ferrara for a week to see how it's done right. Polite and stern at the same time. He could preside over a criminal or civil trial and all involved would feel like they got a fair shake from this judge. I am looking forward to my next opportunity to try a case before Judge Ferrara.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3470
Here is a honorable Judge if there ever was one.
Extremely thoughtful, knowledgeable on the law, experienced, honest, and even handed.
Every judge in New York State should be like him.