Hon. G. Richard Singeltary See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Lake County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. G. Richard Singeltary


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6248
Splits the difference unless it's very clear cut. Disregards the law and facts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6235
Fails to understand or apply the law. Highly biased. Difficult to get hearing dates, or to get timely rulings. Wholly fails to justify decisions and ignores precedent and statutory law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5920
Traditional, fair, and kind judge. I was never a good ole boy in Lake County, but he did his job well and treated everyone fairly. He earns 8 stars.


Comment #: FL5770
Has a very outdated anti-father & anti-men view on divorce and custody. Very slow on scheduling hearings and making judgements. Definitely part of the "good ol boy" system. If your lawyer is not one of his buddies, good luck getting a fair ruling. Gave off the feeling that he doesn't care and you're wasting his time. I feel he had already made up his mind and judgement before even reviewing evidence or hearing testimony.


Comment #: FL3611
Rating:Not Rated
Shows bias and has preconceived opinions that are not affected by truth.


Comment #: FL3560
This is a horrible judge, he gives no notice if you are having a formal hearing and then tells you your are a horrible parent because you worked and the other one didnt if you are a first time parent and your kid has a rash you are considered horrible in his eyes i have lost almost all of my rights as a parent because I do not live with my parents and have shown concern by taking my child to doctors for major issues in which he believes that the doctors are lying and do not believe what they are doing. If you are a mother and going up infront of him for custody you should forget about it he will rule in favor of the man. He should be thrown out of the court and never be allowed to serve again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3082
This judge concerns me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2416
Bias, prejudice, just plain crooked.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2234
The electorate of lake county needs to remove this man from the bench. He is terrible as a judge and is definitely one of the good ole boys. This man comes to court with preconceive ideas especially in foreclosure cases. He also fails to rule on matters even though there are DCA cases that would support his ruling for a defendant. Bad news for a judge who suppose to be impartial

Court Staff

Comment #: FL2125
Rating:Not Rated
Unfortunately, I have observed the judge cut deals for some lawyers while condemning others. [redacted]. We at the court can't wait till he leaves the bench. His buddies (other judges) protect him and we have been told to keep our mouths shut or lose our jobs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2091
Bias, prejudice, racist and one of the good ole boys. He's either too old, just doesn't care or both.