Hon. Leon Ruchelsman See Rating Details

Supreme Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Leon Ruchelsman


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY7355
I love this judge. A true gentleman, sorely missed in the Civil Supreme Part. 3 weeks trial, pleasure to spend the time with him. (I lost the case).
Fair, smart, decent.


Comment #: NY6869
I am surprised he is a judge.He has no shame.He is biased in favor of institutions. You get third world justice from him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3628
Rating:Not Rated
A snake in the grass, will smile to your face while he is twisting the knife in your back----the paradigm of a 'bad guy'.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1680
If you've seen Night of the Living Dead, Justice Ruchelson resembles many of the cast members with his lifeless presence.
A pro defendant judge who sticks it to plaintiff attorneys every chance he gets.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1223
All around great judge, we need more like him

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY928
The best and nicest judge out there. Treats everyone with the utmost respect. Everyone I speak to holds this judge in the highest regard.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY485
Reminds me of Homer Simpson sitting on the jury. When you listen to what thoughts are being processed in his brain, we hear the old tv commercial "meow, meow, meow, etc."
When you look into his eyes you realize that nobody is home.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY441
Terrible in every way. Lacks a spine when it comes to making even the smallest of decisions.