Hon. Peter R. Lopez See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Peter R. Lopez


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3924
Don't understand the last comment since I've always found this judge to be very well-prepared, fair, and reasonable. He is usually early and ready to start before the time for hearing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3697
One of the worst judges in Dade County. Showed up to Court late, read over the parties' motions hastily, and ruled without allowing argument of counsel. He does not listen to counsel but instead argues with counsel in an attempt to justify his predetermined ruling. He doesn't know the law, nor does he care to learn or follow it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2817
Excellent judge. Takes the time to listen to both sides before ruling. Very patient and smart.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2315
Very astute & well prepared. Just make sure you have your ducks in a row. If you don't, he'll pleasantly, but sternly deny the relief you seek. One of Miami's best.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1927
I had the pleasure of being in front of Judge Lopez recently when he came in to take over Judge Esquiroz's division. While I was not always successful on my motions, I found him to be always well prepared, having a thorough grasp of legal and practical issues involved, and willing to be tough when necessary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1415
I haven't had criminal experience with Judge Lopez, but I was always happy to be in front of him when he was in civil. Smart and one of the best. He remembers cases that have been before him and he's fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL319
Lopez must have written the last review about himself. Is he serious? He is not very bright, and he is certainly not even close to being one of the best. His rulings lack basic insight into the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL276
He is one of the best judges in Miami-Dade County. It was a huge loss to the civil division when he was transferred to the criminal division. Judge Lopez is worthy of being a Federal Judge. If you end up in front of him, be prepared, but he is fair.