Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:6.1 - 11 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8347
Rating:5.2
Comments:
A very curious mixture of a witty, wise, and insightful jurist one minute and an absolutely condescending arrogant fool the next. Overall a good judge, but capable of abuse.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6312
Rating:9.9
Comments:
The Honorable Kevin Thomas Duffy is one of the most outstanding jurists in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York. He is a premier judge in the premier District Court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5411
Rating:7.1
Comments:
Thoughtful man who seems to try to do the right thing by people. Expects attorneys to be prepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2799
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Completely unprofessional on a frequent basis. Rude and believes he is imbued with godlike powers.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1421
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Biased and arrogant. Vengeful and totally pro-prosecution.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1245
Rating:8.2
Comments:
Good Judge - fair, quick on the decisions, but appreciates the nuances of most cases. Certainly better than average.