Hon. Richard N. Allman See Rating Details

Supreme Court (Criminal)
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Richard N. Allman


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY12249
He is very arrogant and rude. If he does not like your case, your client, or you, he will use every opportunity to punish your client. He used to be a Judge, however, after stepping off the bench and throttling a defense attorney in criminal court, on March 23, 2005 he was censured, and he was ultimately demoted to a JHO. He often screams and yells at witnesses or counsel and often has a low tolerance for objections, making comments such as you may object but you may not respond. (Middling attempts at disallowing a record).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8628
Judge Richard Allman , kings county NY is the worst , unfair and illogical person. He should be removed from the bench

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4854
This judge is very fair and even-handed. He explains everything. He really works with the lawyers and parties to explain how the decision is being made, and the facts upon which it is based. He is intelligent and humorous, and it is a pleasure to appear in front of him. Both sides gave him a standing ovation at settlement. He is a great judge! You are lucky if you get him.

Court Staff

Comment #: NY1118
Very smart man. A bit tough to deal with sometimes. Has to have the last word. Knows the law though and is the first to tell you so. I liked working with him even if he did "consult" his laptop on EVERY case!