Hon. Howard Lane See Rating Details

Civil Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Howard Lane


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4243
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Respectful, even handed and expects counsel to do the same. Pleasant environment no matter what the situation. The court staff is equally respectful of both sides. A Judge Lane trial assignment is a gift for either side. Cannot say the same for many other judges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3752
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Soft spoken judge who is sharper than he appears. Lets lawyers try their cases. He will spend the time to analyze the issues. Even if you disagree with his conclusion, you cannot accuse him of shooting from the hip. He will read the memos and cases that he is given. I recently observed him grant a motion for a unified trial. His reasoning was dead on. He will not twist anybody's arm to settle.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1699
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge and his staff have shown themselves time and again to be dysfunctional and unable to parse simple legal argument. People like this do not belong on the bench.