Hon. Walter B. Tolub See Rating Details

Supreme Court (Civil)
New York County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 3 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. Walter B. Tolub


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1251
One of my favorite trial or pretrial judges. I am sorry he is leaving the bench at the end of 2009. Really tries to do justice, which is rather unusual theses days. Very practical in his application of the law and rules of evidence. An all-around good guy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY881
Judge Tolub is a pleasant enough judge, with a decent grasp of the law, who has been on the bench too long and no longer seems to care much about getting it right. He goes through the motions but shows no interest in tackling the important issues if there is an easier (or more appeal-proof) way to get there. He also has a tendency to keep much of the pretrial case off the record -- it is difficult to get a court reporter at a motion argument -- and as a result the parties end up arguing about what the ruling actually was.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY752
Does not put on airs and is polite to counsel. Perhaps cuts oral argument too short. Seems to be thoughtful and humane, has obviously been around the block a few times.