Hon. Heidi G. Winslow See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
District Court
Fairfield County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Heidi G. Winslow



Comment #: CT300
Interacted with this Judge numerous times over a 2 year period. My "judgement" is that Ms. Winslow operates a corrupt courtroom and conducts herself in an unprofessional manner. In terms of her ability to Judge in a fair and even-handed way, it does not exist. As comment #CT277 attests, Ms. Winslow has a significant bias against men and she openly demonstrates this in her courtroom. In my case this bias was put on full display any time I had the audacity to to depose witnesses. She would most commonly refer to my line of questioning as being "inartfully expressed" - all while allowing the questioning to continue. Ms. Winslow's seems to direct her courtroom staff (the bailiffs) to intimidate male litigents by having them stalk men throughout the courthouse. Ms. Winslows clerks should be described as inept. Further, they should most definitely be viewed intentionally inept. Here is how my motion process worked in Ms. Winslows courthouse: litigant submits motion, clerk loses motion, motion never heard, repeat. A variation of this process is as follows: submit motion, clerk miscodes the motion, motion never heard, repeat. Ultimately I formed the opinion that this ineptitude was intentional and at the behest of Judge Winslow.


Comment #: CT277
A disgrace to her robes. Ignores the law and makes it up as she goes along. Has a problem with men.


Comment #: CT222
The worst judge EVER NEXT TO AXELROD
Who can I explain what to me. The unjust judge ever. What happened to justice or fairness. Destroyed my family Biased judge. Winslow should be investigated. Please call or email me about who I can complain to


Comment #: CT50
Rating:Not Rated
This is one of the worst family court judges in Connecticut. She once told a litigant that he "better not come back" to modify child support when his child reached 18 -- which is a clear violation of the child support statutes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT26
Sometimes lets her personal opinions get in the way of deciding other people's issues.