Hon. William Thomas See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.8 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 2 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. William Thomas


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3399
Rating:Not Rated
I'm going to skip all the ratings. I submitted it previously and forgot to write text. So, the previous ratings are mine. In all, I gave Judge Thomas a high rating.

Quick story that exemplies the character of this judge. I was a public defender just starting out. Judge Thomas was at the time a PD also appearing before Judge that was brutal to him. She was rude, arrogant, and plain mean. She had ordered Will to give him the address of a witness that the prosecution could not find. Will refused. He said he would not help the state prosecute his own client. She threatened him with contempt of court, threatened to report him to the bar, etc. He held firm. She relented. State dismissed the case finally. Since that day, I have admired Will Thomas and trust that he will do what he believes is truly right.


Comment #: FL2300
Great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1855
Judge Thomas is very smart. He is an excellent Judge who reads ahead of time. If you have authority, bring it and he will read and follow it. Also he tries very hard to work out practical solutions. Would not be surprised to see him elevated at some point.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1681
Smart, hard-working and in total control of his court. Knows the rules of evidence much better than civil lawyers. Pays attention, asks questions, and remembers the answers. Nice demeanor, patient, but doesn't put up with crap. A total pleasure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1599
New to civil and really willing to learn. Open minded and smart. Really trying to understand the complexities. He has a nice demeanor and willingness to ask questions.


Comment #: FL1543
Could be a good judge one day but now very weak. Has no clue of civil procedure rules or Florida statutes. Likely to rule for a large firm.