Hon. Gary Knobel See Rating Details

District Court
Nassau County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.6 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Gary Knobel



Comment #: NY8884
Wow the justice system just went to the crap! You know all the positives reviews are bogus! I have sat in many cases in his court room and he is truly psychotic! Being bullied as a kid turned this judge into a bully. Oceanside is no longer going to support this judge. Step down please! Your not fit to wear that robe!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY8702
Judge Knobel is a true asset to the bench. He is a rock solid jurist with a firm grasp of the law and an evenhanded approach to judging. His temperament is that of a seasoned jurist with a genuine care for the parties and counselors before him. I practice before him at least once a month. He is an elected District Court Judge and Acting County Court Judge, sitting in Supreme Court. Now that's a mouthful. But he handles Guardianships exclusively and has a stellar reputation with the bar. You can't find a much better judge than Judge Gary Knobel.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY4952
This judge is usually late to court. But even worse than this is his corrupt behavior, like when he used his judge position to help two male administrators
bully and harass me. He lied at the time, and then perjured himself in court. Oh, and when I saw him in Rockville Centre, he ducked in the doorway and hid.
Very "judgelike." I fully believe the truth will eventually come out and he will be exposed for the hired "smoking gun" that he was used for. I am going public with further information, which is available to anyone interested. Thank you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3317
Judge Knobel has a great temperment on the bench and he's not afraid of conducting trials or doing hard work. He treats everyone with respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3281
Judge Knobel is the gold standard by which all district court judges should be measured by. He is fair minded, knowledgeable of the law,and even tempered. It is an honor to practice in his courtroom no matter the issue, simply stated he is as good as it gets at 99 Main Street!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2068
I have been before him on both civil and criminal matters. A real pro. Respects all and lets you try your case. Not afraid to follow the law and make a controversial decesion. Appreciates a well prepared attorney. There are not enought judges on the bench of his caliber.


Comment #: NY1542
A plaintiff's judge. A Republican jurist with roots rolling in the mud at Woodstock who obviously had a "Come to Jesus Moment." This is a body in a robe with a short fuse and as much interest in the fair disposition of a case as a fart in church. "Clear my docket and let me go home from my witoo job."