Hon. Gary R. Brown See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:9.5 - 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)
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Comments



What others have said about Hon. Gary R. Brown


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22061
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I recently had a tort case before Magistrate Brown. After two years of motion practice, we arrived at a settlement conference. The Magistrate was able to shepherd a reasonable settlement between the parties that day [I represented the plaintiff] by shuttling back and forth between the courtroom [we stayed there] and the conference room where defense counsel and his client were. Not just the fact that we settled the case, but it was really a pleasure to spend time chatting with him. He is a fine jurist, and a true gentleman.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21893
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I felt welcome in his court room. He has a pleasant disposition and accomodating in scheduling discovery and conferences. I look forward to another matter before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21319
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I have been trying cases for 25 years. Magistrate Judge Gary Brown is an excellent judge. It was my best trial experience in 25 years. He is brilliant, considerate, flexible, accommodating and willing to listen.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21140
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Judge Brown is highly educated in most matters of the law, very thoughtful, and is a pleasure to appear before. He gets very involved in cases from the onset, and is always eager to jump into challenging litigation issues. He presides over his cases with great fairness and is a welcome addition to the EDNY bench. Unfortunately, I have had unpleasant dealings with a member of his staff which left me with a sour taste. I made a general telephone inquiry to chambers, and the gentleman I spoke with was rude, quoted the individual rules inaccurately, and was generally demeaning in his manner and tone. In all my years of practicing law, I have never experienced this lack of professionalism when dealing with chambers before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20649
Rating:8.8
Comments:
I've been favorably impressed with Magistrate Brown. He's highly intelligent, hardworking, practical, evenhanded and humble/approachable. He has good common sense with respect to what's important in litigation and takes an active approach to settlement. We could use more judges like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19286
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have had two matters before Judge Brown. In each case Judge Brown was fair and effective. I agree with the other positive reviews of Judge Brown and am at a loss to understand the exremely negative review posted by one of our colleagues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18936
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Extremely knowledgable and fair towards both sides in both criminal and civil litigation.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18434
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have litigated in front of 100s of judges across the country over a long career, Magistrate Brown is by far the worst. He doesn't apply the law to facts, is vitriloic, and should resign so we can restore sanity to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18351
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Magistrate Judge Gary R. Brown is one of the best judges that I’ve encountered since becoming a lawyer 15 years ago. Unlike most judges, he treats the attorneys with respect and is just super nice guy. His temperament, in tandem with his intelligence, make it a pleasure to have a case before him.

If more judges were like him, the practice of law would be better.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13742
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Magistrate Brown is a most welcome addition to the Federal Bench in the Eastern District. I had a Civil Rights/ADA/Employment Discrimination case before him shortly after his ascension to the bench. At the initial conference, he offered to mediate the case for the parties. At the mediation, he was courteous, unhurried, fair and completely willing to listen and offer thoughts without being overbearing. After several hours he brought the matter to settlement. Above all, Judge Brown is courteous to the litigants and their attorneys and made sure to provide the necessary accommodations for disabled participants. He invites even the litigants to speak with him during mediation, (with counsel's consent) and my client was most impressed that she was able to "talk to the Judge." This is a Magistrate Judge with a future.