Hon. Christian F. Hummel See Rating Details

Surrogate's Court
Rensselaer County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 3 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. Christian F. Hummel


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1755
One of our best- he is affable, smart, puntual and even humble. Wish we had more like him.


Comment #: NY1589
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Hummel is vindictive and caused my family great hardship. The Appeallate Division overturned 3 of his decisions against me. He doesn't belong on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY705
Judge Hummel is a wonderful judge. He always appears to remember what it was like to be a practicing attorney. Smart and evenhanded. A pleasure to appear before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY149
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Hummel is a very pleasant judge and is very flexible about scheduling. His scholarship is his weakest area. His decisions are often really off base and we have had several reversals of those decisions in the appellate division. It seems he has little control over his law secretary who writes the decisions. He has gotten basic contract and statute of limitations issues wrong. Very unpredictable.