Hon. James P. Flanagan See Rating Details

District Court
Suffolk County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. James P. Flanagan



Comment #: NY7709
Rating:Not Rated
This judge has a special connection with business owners and if you are a tenant or poor people you have no chance to win the case.Absolutely he is not a fair judge and he should not be in this position at all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6343
He is perpetually late to the bench, which irks me, but he is also worth waiting for. He's fair, even-handed, (though I have witnessed him "go off" on people!) He is knowledgeable, likeable & patient for the most part, in allowing all litigants their fair shot. I wish he'd be more punctual!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6303
Had a recent trial before him. I list the case, but not before this judge gave
Both attorneys a fighting chance to champion their clients position. Very bright , down to earth , and just a pleasure to work with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5798
When a judge is willing to correct his own mistake or take the time to do proper and thorough research before rendering a decision, there is nothing more that one could ask.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY5592
Smart on the law, but understands the workings of the system, having come up through the civil litigation trenches. A good "get" as a trial judge from either side. Lets you try your case in an atmosphere designed to move the process along.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4170
Defense Counsel for Carrier

Prior to starting a MV Injury Trial he did nothing but yell & scream at me in chambers in an attempt to settle the case. He did not want to hear my point of view and would continue to rant even loucer whenever I attempted to speak In 30 years of practice I have never been treated with such disrepect. Disgraceful!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3035
Smart, remembers everything, be prepared when you are going before him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY2830
This judge is very smart and you need to be prepared when you appear before him. He is very adept at settling cases without taking sides. Really good on trial, knows the law.