Hon. Augustus C. Agate See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 4 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. Augustus C. Agate


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3333
A very courteous, fair minded judge who was a pleasure to try a case in front of. Tries hard to settle the case. Was a practicing attorney and know what its like to deal with all the difficulties in trying a case (unlike many jurists who never practiced and do not have a clue what is involved as a trial attorney). Excellent Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2515
Rating:Not Rated
I have been before J. Agate several times. I have found him to be be hard working and fair to all parties. One of the best in Queens.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY1981
Rating:Not Rated
This jurist is a credit to the bench. Justice Agate is a man of ethics, his fairness applauded throughout Queens. He utilizes discernment in all his decisions, something other members of the bench in this County have failed to cultivate.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1932
I lost my trial and I still gave this judge high marks. That should tell you something.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1300
One of the best judges in the system. A credit to the bench and a class act. Judge Agate is a professional who is even-handed and fair minded. I appeared in front of him often when he was in Civil Court, and would expect no difference now that he is in Supreme. I was sorry to see him go, but happy for him. More judges should conduct themselves like Judge Agate.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY1090
He is one of the fairest, even handed justices in the system. I have been involved in the state court system with him since 1971. I would give him the highest rating I possibly could.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY837
Justice Agate is one of those judges that makes you lose faith in the judicial system. He clearly does no work and reads no papers. He just wrote a decision stating no demand for change of venue was made when said demand was the only page of Exhibit A. Also, he does not allow oral argument so you can't bring the issues to his attention. Definitely one of the worst.