Hon. Rhonda Reid Winston See Rating Details
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Superior

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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 5 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Rhonda Reid Winston


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Other

Comment #: DC230
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ran away when a stenographer was being savagely attacked. Lacks the courage of a mouse.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC221
Rating:7.9
Comments:
Judge Reid-Winston is eminently fair and smart. She gives all parties ample time to speak in court. However, attorneys who show up unprepared will incur her wrath. I've appeared before her many times, and she has ruled against my client numerous times, but I've never left her courtroom thinking I didn't get a fair hearing. On the down side, Judge Reid-Winston has a tendency to sit on contested motions too long. Overall, she's a dedicated jurist who does a good job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC179
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge is smart, sharp, and understands not only the law, but the games greedy family members play in Probate court when they don't get what they want from the deceased. She does not allow anyone to tie up the court's time, or taxpayers money with foolishness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC169
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She mistakes "tough" for "nasty." She makes up her mind before the hearing is done.

Litigant

Comment #: DC165
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Law? What law? I don't care what the law says.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC160
Rating:3.3
Comments:
She screams at attorneys in court. People have walked out of court and quit the Fiduciary Panel because of her verbal abuse.

Litigant

Comment #: DC159
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In open court, when asked to rule on the sufficiency of a complaint that failed to allege a single act by the defendant and that stated that the defendant should cease doing what the complaint failed to allege, Reid-Winston mindlessly said, "Oh, I can tell what she's doing." Then Reid-Winston thought the better of her statement and added: "Allegedly." The case was eventually thrown out of court, and the plaintiffs sought voluntary dismissal of a simultaneous suit that alleged what the first one failed to allege. The waste of time and money on inferred allegations by a judge needs to be computed and addressed, for the sake of our court system, the litigants, the attorneys who represented them, and society as a whole, which cannot be expected to tolerate the inferences of uniformed judges. Reid-Winston cannot even begin to evaluate the harm she has done by willing to infer guilt where there was none to infer. Quelle perte pour nous tous, quelle malhonnêté de la part d'une juge!

Other

Comment #: DC127
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Reid-Winston is one of the most respected judges on the Superior Court bench. She is very thoughtful regarding her opinions. Her orders are always very detailed. She gives everyone a chance to make their case in court. She goes above and beyond in trying to make sure non-attorneys understand the process. You may not agree or like her decisions but she tries to do the right thing by all parties and I respect that. I only wish more Superior Court judges were like her. She can be tough when she needs to be, but that is not always required or necessary in her courtroom.

Other

Comment #: DC118
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge is exceptional. She has a strong understanding of the law and her demeanor is at all times fair and calm. She demonstrates respect for all parties and takes time to explain matters to pro se litigants. She is also very punctual in setting hearings and resolving motions and keeps the case on track. Her rulings are well-reasoned.