Hon. Gary Flower See Rating Details

County Court
Duval County
4th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.7 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 1 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. Gary Flower


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2030
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Flower is a thoughtful, consistent, and fair judge who makes rulings, and doesn't vascilate. Appeared in front of him both Civil and Criminal. He encourages professionalism and follows the law with common sense. Great judicial demeanor. Ignore FL #1957 -- was there in Traffic Court when he showed up unprepared and now he has a personal axe to grind. If you do even an adequate job preparing, you will have no problems with Judge Flower. One of Duval's best.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1992
Rating:2.4
Comments:
All he cares about is himself - not the client or the attorney. People make mistakes and he would rather ruin a clients career and punish hard. He loves to her himself talk and will waste your time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1982
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very well prepared. Fair,friendly and firm. Takes time to make sure clients are well informed. Does not rush through calender. Very accessible outside of the court. A mentor to many young lawyers. One of the best judges I've appeared in front of in North East Florida.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1957
Rating:2.6
Comments:
Listens to himself more than counsel. Be prepared to get caught off-guard at arraignments and pretrial hearings. He enjoys trying to embarrass attorneys. He likes to run his courtroom completely different than every other judge in Duval and acts as if every attorney should be aware of his procedures before entering his courtroom. I would advise checking the traffic court docket and scheduling your appearances around his calendar. He seems to veil his insecurity with arrogance. Don't expect a response if you speak to him outside of court. He's an average sized man with a little man's complex.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1067
Rating:9.9
Comments:
One of our best judges. Friendly. Fair but firm, too. Be prepared because he will be prepared, too! If you represent your client well, you'll have no problems.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL986
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Likes to listen to himself talk.