Hon. Barbara Areces See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Barbara Areces



Comment #: FL5073
Barbara Areces

If I could truly describe her in one single word, it would be "evil". This miserable excuse for a human being literally took away three (3) years of my life by grossly over sentencing me for an offense that was hardly worthy of punishment by a short probationary term, let alone a stiff prison sentence, In my opinion, she is unfit to wear a black robe and hold a judgeship in any court. If there is indeed a hell, I hope that this rotten human being finds her own special place in it for eternity. That would be the only appropriate "sentence" for her.


Comment #: FL4005
The duty of judges is the interpretation of the Law, hence; she can not said that the citizens who vote to Sweetwater's Major, Mr. Jose Diaz, "their votes will be invalidated", she is exceeding her authority,she has cross the line as a judge. Why?, It will be interesting to investigate it.


Comment #: FL3251
This judge has no regard for justice. She does not respond to correspondence unless you are a lawyer. She panders to lawyers, and discriminates against self-representing litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2899
Violates Judicial Code. Completely ignores FL Statutes, documentary evidence and testimony to arrive at a verdict apparently based entirely on her own prejudices. No explanation given to support her verdict, or why the legal case presented to her lacked merit.


Comment #: FL2291
I am a court reporter that has worked with her numerous times. She is probably my favorite judge. She is very professional and I believe to be very honest.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1654
Huh? Complex litigation? Higher court? This judge is barely treading water where she is. Pleasant demeanor, but no legal scholar.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1635
Extremely bright and industrious judge. She should be in the complex litigation division, if not on a higher court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1524
Rating:Not Rated
Great Judge really knows what she is doing.