Hon. Carol B. Amon See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:7.3 - 15 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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What others have said about Hon. Carol B. Amon


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22151
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Carol Amon knows what she's doing and is an excellent judge. She also knows how to frankly discuss settlement issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19129
Rating:6.0
Comments:
Somewhat imperious and often downright impolite, but on balance bright and fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13178
Rating:9.7
Comments:
An intelligent, fair, hard-working and attractive jurist, Judge Amon is one of the finest stewards of the courtroom and trial processes. Her rulings are even handed, grounded in a keen understanding of the law and rooted in a quintessential sense of fairness. A gem among judges. Now, if she could only learn to look as if she actually enjoys her job.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12572
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Finds a way to do what she wants,tunes out opposing arguments and finesses inconvenient precedents.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6401
Rating:7.2
Comments:
Good trial judge - no nonsense tolerated. A little too tough about moving cases along rather than accommodating the complex lives of trial lawyers.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 5944
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Hands down one of the best judges in the Eastern District. She was extremely well-prepared and impartial. If I had every case in front of her my life would be so much easier!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5784
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I just completed a three-week criminal trial in front of her. The government sure gets its value out of federal judges - and this one in particular. The jury worked from 9:30-5:30 nearly every day (sometimes beginning at 9:00 am) with limited breaks. Most days we stayed past seven dealing with trial issues. She rarely let the jury sit idly in the jury room and created a fast-paced trial with no downtime. She's stoic while on the bench and maintains a tight grip on the course of the trial. Substantively, she bent over backwards to be fair to both the government and to the defense (although the government griped about some of her rulings precluding introduction of certain evidence). Appellate counsel will be hard pressed to find one solitary issue with her trial rulings. She's helpful and understanding to the attorneys and never demeaning. She pays close attention to every bit of testimony and every scrap of evidence and, at times, I felt like she was a 13th juror sitting up there.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5736
Rating:9.7
Comments:
The best judge I have ever worked with!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2133
Rating:8.2
Comments:
As a plaintiff's attorney in an ADEA ase, I practiced before her when she was a magistrate judge, and thought she was smart, pleasant, and very engaged in settlement talks. I subsequently appeared before her as a district judge, and my initial impression did not change.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1684
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Minimally prepared, bad mood but not too rude. She just wants to get rid of cases so her work load goes down: move to dismiss anything, you never know.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1192
Rating:5.2
Comments:
She can't wait to show off her smarts.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1075
Rating:7.7
Comments:
She is a very smart judge with good instincts. She'd be a great judge if she didn't look so put-upon every time she had to make a decision, and if she would be a bit more decisive, particularly in cutting off endless argument. She's way too indulgent of mediocre lawyers. Overall, though, one could do a lot worse.