Hon. Frederic Block See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:6.2 - 22 rating(s)
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*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 27939
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Ivanka Trump is desperate. She is terrified of being alone with her children after three suicide attempts and cannot stand being near them claiming to have placed them in a box. She refuses to parent them in any positive capacity punishing them for being associated with Ivanka Trump. They have to honored to be associated with her and she expects that honor on a daily basis. She refuses to bond with her children except for pain and punishment. They are physically abused if they cry with screams at them that they cannot cry, they are physically abused if they have a dirty diaper. they are physically abused if they demand food and if they cannot carry a box to their mother which a 2 year old child is expected to read. She screams at them that she has a secret and is unbelievable emotionally abusive claiming that she has a secret involving her bulimia and eating disorder that she refuses to address. She refuses to focus on anyone but herself and has increased her desperate self absorption and expectation that people need to be honored to serve her on a daily basis as IVANKA. She is a public embarrassment and was repeatedly told that she needs stop being a public embarrassment. People have expressed numerous concerns about her mental status and that she needs to be committed based upon her obsession, excessive masturbation. desperate orgasms, refusal to stop with her depraved conduct and has escalated her psychotic conduct. She refuses to address anything and hides behind her desperate desire to be served expecting people to honor her desperate service needs when she is not capable of any productive day. She has increased her desperate mental illness and refuses to associate with anyone in her family including her children hiding her insane conduct behind her criminal harassment of ELena Blank violating the relevant District of Columbia code on a daily basis. She ha sincreased her despearet psychotic mental illness and her desperate desire to have an honor service at her call on a 24 hour basis. Ivanka Trump doe snot have any thought processes except Elena Blank and refuses to stop with her extreme obsession an d expects a 44 year old woman to give up her companies for Ivanka Trump. She cannot concentrate on anything else butr her desperate thought processes and obsession associated with Elena BLank. Ivanka Trump is desperate to dump and uses ELena Blank to emotionally abuse her children. She is psychotic and does not have any positive emotional response to her children and should be removed from them. She has escalated her extreme body dysmoprhic syndrome and is desperate to control a person escalating her schizophrenic and psychotic delusions. She refuses to live in any reality and has the menatlit of a 2 year old child who is desperate for the attention of Elena Blnk. Ivank trump's insane psychotic delusions concentrating her insane body dysmporphic syndrome and her desperate anal fetish is out of control. She is desperate for attention for her global show and desperate desire to be noticed leaching off the name of Elena Blank. Elena BLank has a degree in the field and Ivanka Trump has already been diagnosed as a psychopath with bulimia and post partum depression. Three mental health diagnoses and has attempted suicide in the last few weeks on several occasions. She is insane and believes that she has control of her own life by refusing to live in any reality. She is desperate to dump using Bill Kelleher to wallow in her mental health diagnoses

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25334
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Block's conduct disrespects litigants and the Court. He will read and send text messages, take calls and make faces while presiding over a trial. If he does not like a case, he will perform the cross examinations himself. He will berate attorneys, especially newer attorneys, in a manner ill-befitting a Federal Courtroom (often in the presence of the jury).

Groveling and flattery are required.

It is truly well past the time for this man to retire.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21444
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Block just released what may be the most stupefying and grotesque appellate opinion one will ever come across, while sitting by designation on the Ninth Circuit. The issue on appeal was whether the district court abused its discretion in not giving the State of California defendants the opportunity to develop an issue during discovery that they neglectfully didn't develop when they had the opportunity to do so. Judge Block turned that issue into a de novo review of the underlying question that the State wanted to conduct discovery on, decided that he could address the underlying issue because the State of California (the party that would benefit from him doing so) said it was permissible, decided the issue in the first instance (on appeal!) even though neither party had developed it through discovery at the trial court level and the record was devoid of any real evidence on the matter, issued a ruling against the plaintiff on a political question that the statute of limitations ran out on forty years ago (if there ever was one), and created quite possibly the worst Indian law opinion to come out from a federal court in the past twenty years -- which is saying a lot, considering the current make-up of the Supreme Court. Everyone should take a look at the opinion in question before they have to appear before this guy. It's titled Big Lagoon Rancheria v. California, No. 10-17803 (9th Cir. Jan. 21, 2014). What the opinion tells me is that Judge Block either has a blatant disregard for precedent, rules of procedure, the fairness of proceedings, and the rights of litigants, or he has some very serious prejudices that he needs to deal with in a professional setting.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19603
Rating:9.0
Comments:
J. Block treats every one very well no matter how low the position of power that person is in -- one mark of a truly great man. I meet a lot of judges -- J. Block is the only one I really admire. I am baffled by any negative comments and feel they can't be accurate. Especially the one below--it simply seems mean spirited. I am reading J. Block's book now, and it's really humble and honest (not usual hallmarks of attorneys as well all know) and full of inspiration and guidance. --from the point of view of a young attorney.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18557
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Vain, impatient, lazy, intemperate, biased and arrogant. Never refers to precedent when deciding legal issues. Like a stuck clock, he'll be right from time to time by accident, but should retire so he'll have more time to write books about his great self.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13737
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The man is an embarassment to the bench.

Ill-tempered, ill- mannered, he makes no secret of his abudant biases and ignores case law and precedent.

A pompous, arrogrant "judge" who does not give those in his rifle-sight a chance to even state their case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12234
Rating:9.9
Comments:
I had the unique opportunity to participate in both Civil and Criminal cases before Judge Block, both as a attorney for a criminal defendant at trial and as the attorney for civil litigants over the years. Judge Block really immerses himself in the cases and uses all of his exceptional academic energy and vast experience to bring about a just result, which seems to be all he is interested in.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11932
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Great temperament. As I awaited my client's sentencing, we watched a parade of criminal violations of probation and other criminal matters in which he was unfailingly polite, fair and willing to accomodate all parties and see justice was served, yet protecting the public while limiting the needless suffering of others. He fortunately gave a non-guideline, non-custodial sentence to my 70 year old client who PG to a tax count and who has medical issues and other significant 3553(a) factors. A hefty fine was imposed but Justice was amply served by this Titan of the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11906
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Amazing at his job. Looks beyond the nonsense.

Other

Comment #: 9327
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Saw Judge Block at the Cioffi/Tannin trial today, 10/16/09, Fri. He appeared fair to both sides and even tempered when handling issues brought by each side.
The only negative comment: He should give up the gum chewing during the proceedings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8346
Rating:3.6
Comments:
I tried a civil case before him several years ago. I found him below average in getting and applying the law of evidence. Overall, I would say he tried to be fair, but was not particularly insightful. Way too self-involved. One day we were prepared to break early and I told him I wanted to go to my son's high school graduation in the afternoon. He came back an hour late from lunch, causing me to miss part of the graduation.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 6279
Rating:8.3
Comments:
Reminds me of Jackie Mason. From "egg foo yong" to "this is an absurd prosecution" in McGriff, I really dig this guy.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 5049
Rating:4.8
Comments:
By far the worse judge I have appeared before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4854
Rating:1.8
Comments:
A disaster. How he got on the federal bench is beyond me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3633
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Has maintained his fair and and even stance after assuming senior status. Judge Block is always a good Judge when considering complex civil matters, although rarely one to make a radical decision. Predictable, yet very fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2268
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Practical, efficient, fair, even-tempered

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1191
Rating:6.5
Comments:
doesn't want to waste time

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1062
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Has a very good "feel" and understanding of the job. A real pleasure to appear before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1061
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Has a very good "feel" and understanding of the job. A real pleasure to appear before.