Hon. John M. Leventhal See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.9 - 4 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)

What others have said about Hon. John M. Leventhal


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4634
Wonderful, reasonable, brilliant and a judge with heart. I was a guardianship attorney and had the privilege of appearing in front of Justice Leventhal on many matters. He is truly a gentleman and a scholar.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY1920
A jude that does what he tells you he will do if he tells you do not do something and you do it he will tell you what will happen to you an that is what will happen to you He is one of the best and fair judge I have ever know

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY145
The intelligent and pugnacious Judge Leventhal has a refreshingly down-to-earth manner, but his prosecution biases are manifestly evident.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY133
This judge is a brilliant jurist -- a real scholar who takes the time to get it right. His opinions are akin to Federal decisions in their thoroughness. He is a judge who wants to see justice served without fear or favor to either side.