Hon. John LaTella See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Queens County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 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. John LaTella


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY8100
Excellent judge - extremely competent and decisive. Very fast; 2 1/2 days to verdict on a 2 defendant jury trial in 2015! I concur with reviewer NY 913 in all respects. Probably the best trial judge in Queens. Do not bs in front of him and be prepared; he has zero tolerance for nonsense.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3929
Latella is a kind man who listened carefully and acted with temperance and fairness.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY913
Humorless, serious, industrious and evenhanded. Lets you try your cases. No banter. Doesn't impose self. Holds people to their burden. Is impatient with fools. Gives most of the close calls to the defendant. Impossible to read. It is almost like having a computer/robot on the bench. Rulings tend to be quickly and correctly made. Emotions are kept out of sight. Straitlaced. Pretty much one of if not the best trial judges in New York State.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY631
A little uneven in temperament, but always even in rulings. One of the best judges in Queens.