Hon. Kenneth L. Thompson, Jr. See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Kenneth L. Thompson, Jr.



Comment #: NY12583
By far his honor carried out his due diligence as a public servant official where his Honorable Judge has been assigned to my case on a matter petitioned for order . The rapid response including his assistant showed positive efforts and communicated to me as a protective member of a class with disability and special needs. I’m content.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY10177
Judge Thompson should not be on the Bench. He is biased, lazy, and arrogant. If you do not settle the case at his figure and you go ahead to trial, he does everything he can to screw you. Sometimes his bias backfires with the jury. He is a good example of why we should not elect Judges in New York!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY9464
Justice Thompson is rude, nasty, unprofessional and entirely unfit for the bench. He quickly jumps to conclusions, always assumes the worst of counsel, and will freely take unprovoked and inappropriate personal shots at attorneys. A true bully. I've been in front of well over a hundred judges over the past 15 years -- he ranks among the worst. Such a stain on the judiciary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY3602
I had a week long civil trial in front of J. Thompson. The trial literally was from 10 am to 5 pm every day. My opposing counsel was the epitomy of a criminal lawyer, was terrible at evidence and antagonized the judge at every turn. Judge Thompson consistently ruled fairly and kept his composure. He knew the law and applied it correctly. He is very personable, affiable and a credit the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY2671
In an section 1983 civil rights suit, ruled that a 24 year old's statement to a treating psychiatrist that she was slapped when she was 7, made after all discovery had closed (an seen for the first time when records were subpoeaned into court), was an existing condition which should have been disclosed earlier and failure to do so led to dismissal of emotional distress claims when damages for emotional distress was the principal claim in the lawsuit.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: NY1309
excellent trial judge, understands the law and is even-handed. He makes good evidentiary rulings, and after he allows both sides to convince him

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY936
Dismissed the case of a terribly injured immigrant because "there must be privity in a product liability case." Reversed on appeal and multimillion dollar verdict affirmed on appeal. A dope, and snotty to boot.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY689
Lawlessness prevails in his courtroom. He is chronically late and utterly disrespectful of trial participants' and the jury's time. Even made a pitch from the bench for counsel to support his re-election!