Hon. Valerie Brathwaite Nelson

Supreme Court
Queens County


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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 3 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Private2459912/14/2013 112111 
Civil Litigation - Private2036303/02/20131211111 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2001202/09/2013        
Civil Litigation - Private1902212/10/201217111111
Civil Litigation - Private1816710/22/201211111111
Civil Litigation - Private1221111/01/2011881 1581
Civil Litigation - Private922810/31/201032 1   3
Civil Litigation - Private663201/27/201041111113
Civil Litigation - Private337211/17/200811131111
Civil Litigation - Private13008/20/200761111521
Category Average  3.12.71.01.41.02.02.01.6
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
24599      
20363      
20012      
19022      
18167      
12211      
9228      
6632      
3372      
130      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
24599 2 1.2
203631 11.1
20012   0.0
190224112.1
181671111.0
1221199 5.7
9228   2.0
66321111.4
33721111.3
1306622.9
 3.33.01.21.9

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2525502/18/201414811.0Read Comment
Other1802810/16/201214811.0Read Comment
Litigant1282701/06/201214899.0Read Comment
Category Average   3.73.7