Hon. Michael F. Andrews See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Pinellas County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Michael F. Andrews


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3546
Does Michael Andrews ever go back to see how litigants are doing 10 years after he ruins their lives in family court? I have lost everything I ever worked for all my life because this man did NOT follow the law including my children. My crime? I started a family in the USA. My punishment... extreme with no chance for parole. In other words I can not move forward. My little brother took his life because of people like Andrews. There is NO escape except suicide for his extreme one sided judgments based on bias and greed. There is no way to contact a judge to show him the mistakes he made. Does he care? "Father forgive them for they know not what they do"
I too have no more respect for the judicial system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3497
Absolutely horrible judge. He honestly believed the district attorney and had already made judgment on my case before my lawyer (his relative) had even opened her mouth. She did not defend me as she was to scared to stand up to him and tell the absolute truth. I spent 5 months in jail for something I did not do. If I would've had the money to pay my lawyer to take it to trial instead of a bench trial I wouldn't have spent a day in jail. He has made me loose total respect for the judicial system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3448
No B.S. in civil matters. Fair to both parties.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2246
Very astute to moving the process along. This judge brings respect to the bench for pinellas county.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1692
Judge Andrews took on a multi-day civil jury trial for another judge and was a pleasure to work with. He ruled appropriately and moved the case along.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1675
Clueless to Civ. Pro. and state laws.
Very biased. This clown should not be a judge!!!


Comment #: FL1194
He can be quick-minded and impulsive and some call him a wild card. I found that his newness to Family Court was his asset. He did not fall for some of the corrupt and biased garbage, and he seemed to see through people who were manipulators. I found him to be fair to me and straightforward.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1041
Unfamiliar with rules and procedure. "Cowboy" tactics do not work in family court.