Hon. Lawrence S. Knipel See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 14 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY11585
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Administrative "Judge" Lawrence Kniple in Brooklyn Supreme court favors foul play and gangsters. He steals property with ease. You won't know what hit you. If you in Kings County Supreme Court and your only home illegally, unlawfully demanded by an illegal alien, the end is near. Obstruction of justice, human rights abuses, severe violations of criminal and civil laws, disregard the Constitution is all "Judge " Lawrence is capable to deliver! New York State should lose its funding and bond, regarding Judge Lawrence Knipple !"

Litigant

Comment #: NY11198
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Its terrible Judge Sylvia Ash was allowed to work on cases after being admonished for taking gifts from MCU and hearing their cases. I believe your the supervising judge in this court she was removed from. Maybe you had no power to act out on issues. But I am proud of our Justice Department (FBI) and Appellate Division who quickly removed her from hearing cases at all and removed her from the bench while the criminal allegations against her are being pursued. Its not like she even lost her pay. This is serious accusations. There should be no appearances of impropriety. No one is to talk to Judges in advance of cases. Judge Knipel if your in charge. Its time to fix this broken court system. Each litigant should have an impartial judge and judges should never congregate with litigants or lawyers that come before them period. Please make it your court policy that all litigants have the same chance in your court. Rich or poor. I am very proud of the Appellate Division and Justice department who quickly protected the public from MCU. MCU should not have power over our courts. I have faith you will make decisions to fix this system if your in charge.

Litigant

Comment #: NY11192
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Wake up and help the people of New York not just the people you know. We the people of New York want a fair court system. Equal access to the court system is imperative. Not who you know. Stop the adjournment after adjournment. Start mandatory settlement conferences where all parties appear with the clients to resolve cases quickly. Let the parties in each conference. Do not let the lawyers hide in your chambers without the client present. No closed door meetings. Don’t trust the lawyers are helping their clients. The lawyers are sometimes hurting the public. They do not treat the clients right. They threaten the clients to withdraw from cases for no reason. Get involved with protecting the public. Don’t ignore what I see. Lawyers who don’t care about the clients. Don’t ignore that the whole public needs a fair and equitable court system. Not a system for the rich and powerful. You can make these changes for all litigants. Right now your court house you run is broken.

Other

Comment #: NY11124
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If you want to spend $100,000 taking a case seriously and supporting evidence and tried everything you could to not go to court,
Hope for a different judge. One that is not too busy politicizing and too much administrative work to deal with cases that need more thought. Too much
stuff, too much reading just. Impatient
He should just administrate and not be on the bench.
Not respecting the severity
of some cases before him is an injustice.
If you believe in the justice system think again.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY11123
Rating:2.6
Comments:
He did not try at all for settlement
discussions. Purjury apparently didn't matter when commited by testimony.
Ruling had incorrect information from
transcripts. Forces people to appeal when he doesn't want to deal with the case.

Other

Comment #: NY11122
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Does not have patience. Hurries testimony, does not read case law, especially if it needs more than 10 minutes and is not an easy (get it off my desk immediately) . Ignores evidence at trial in his rulings.
Shameful attitude toward people seeking justice. You come to the court for more than just get this off my desk.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9774
Rating:9.5
Comments:
I have appeared before him about half a dozen times, smart, hard working, fair to both sides, great temperament, one of the best judges I deal with at any level in any state

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9544
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Does not read the papers on motions and does not allow both sides to be equally heard during oral argument. Either misunderstands or refuses to apply basic black letter concepts of law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8853
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Excellent, fair, hard working judge. An exception on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: NY8850
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is the worst Judge I have ever seen he igored evidents and ruled based on what he felt. He is a crook and it was repealed

Other

Comment #: NY8717
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In Brooklyn Supreme Court dangerous criminals with legal and criminal immunities are filing frivolous cases which delivering them humongous amount of money as to endless the Bank! For decades money and other assets are fraudulently clamed from unsuspected individuals and Insurance Companies with permission and participation of Judge L.S. Knipel as administrative judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8620
Rating:3.7
Comments:
the 2016 and 2017 comments about not being a "hot" bench, not handling complex civil lit, and not taking time to support decisions is all on point. I don't know who he was when he was in another part or what he does with your simple negligence or med mal cases, but its abundantly clear who he serves now, and that is his own interests or those of the lawyers who can help serve his interests.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY8531
Rating:2.1
Comments:
He does not read papers, if you ask to go on the record his clerk says he is not in and the reschedule you to come back, he cannot handle a motion with more than 3 items in it as he gets lost after the second one DO NOT make any motions that may ask for more then two things in relief, he is not patient and just waives his hand. If the idiot sat and listened to arguments and thought them through completely vs. 5 minutes on complex litigation I would not have three appeals pending right now and by the way, two of them unopposed and still waiting on three decisions for almost a year now and his law secretary never has the courtesy to return a call. Who are we kidding with this guy

Other

Comment #: NY8119
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Terrible. He refused to listen to legal arguments.
He did not understand that an interim order of the
court expires after the case is over. Refused
to address lack of standing on the part of a non-
existing plaintiff. He rushes through and refuses
to read papers or examine evidence. He is over
rated. He should be 4 or 5 at most.

Litigant

Comment #: NY7345
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Likes to Rush thru things. I am pro se and on two occassions allowed the defendants attorneys to argue motions without ever submitting opposition, he has allowed my medical information to stay on the public access system and did not even look at a motion for trial preference indicating I should stay on public assistance and live without dignity. Not as good as everyone says.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4511
Rating:9.5
Comments:
I have tried two medical malpractice cases in front of Judge Knipel. He is a wonderful judge. He is very smart, knows the law inside out and is a real gentleman. He is a very nice man as well! A+!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3627
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Terrific Judge, terrific human being!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2391
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Intelligent, inciteful and fair. Has excellent command of his courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1775
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Smart, reasonable and hard working. The rest of the judges could learn something by sitting in his part, probably that they need to take him out back and shoot him for making them look like the petty fools they are.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1281
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Well reasoned and fair, treats lawyers with respect.Pays attention to every detail in medical mal cases Pleasure to appear in front of.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY1280
Rating:9.3
Comments:
One of the more intelligent judges in Kings. Distressed when he left the part that our practice dealt with. It has not been the same since.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1204
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Wonderful judge. Treats attorneys with decency and respect. Very knowledgeable. Listens to all arguments carefully and will take papers on submission if necessary.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY893
Rating:8.8
Comments:
One of the more intelligent judges in Kings Supreme. Understands the issues, follows the law. You can't ask for more than that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY228
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Handles a large motion calendar with aplomb.