Hon. Peter Kulkin See Rating Details

Town, Village and Justice Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Peter Kulkin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY6687
Unbelievable bias against landlords. Still thinks he is with legal aid services. Shows cronism with city employees.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5161
He is verbose, and cases move slowly in his courtroom. He talks down to everyone, even court staff. But he does begrudgingly rule in favor of defendants a lot. "You're a piece of crap, and if I ever see you in my courtroom again I'm gonna...No bail." Puzzling.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY732
From my observations, Judge Kulkin has a thorough knowledge of criminal law, handles a busy docket very well and has good energy and temperament on the bench. He has shown true judicial courage in the face of absurd criticisms and pressure from the Newburgh police chief and administration.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY595
Self-absorbed, rude and biased. He has been publicly censured and is held in contempt by most attorneys in this area. It is a disgrace that he is still on the bench.