Hon. Valerie E. Caproni See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:7.7 - 5 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 #: 32674
Rating:4.5
Comments:
The role of prosecutor never left her blood. A perfect example of the broken justice system. Gave fines and extra probation to my client that nobody asked for. Dont bother negotiating pleas, she will re write it. Walked into the courtroom with her mind made up before listening. Her mind made assumptions and jumped to conclusions without any proof or reason. Ive never seen anything like this. Its a shame judges like this are running our justice system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 25620
Rating:6.4
Comments:
Incredibly biased towards the prosecution. Does not belong on the bench. I have tried cases in 25+ districts and Judge Caproni is the most biased judge I have ever seen. She is smart, but she utilizes that intelligence with one focus: putting defendants in prison.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23354
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Rare find. Like a laser, focuses only on the issues and resolves cases in an academic, equitable fashion. Does not take sides.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21746
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Just had a jury trial before Judge Caproni and thought she was excellent. Handled it like a veteran. Great demeanor, even handed and knowledgeable.