Hon. Myra Scott McNary See Rating Details

County Court
Pinellas County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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. Myra Scott McNary


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3721
Judge McNary is an embarrassment to the Sixth Judicial Circuit. She has difficulty grasping basic, fundamental principles of law, rules of civil procedure, and rules of evidence. When confronted with a statute or rule that contradicts her ruling, she insists that she is right and the legislature or Florida Supreme Court are wrong. She has a clear bias against the business community. If you are a landlord, just dismiss your case - she will rule against you every time. Her background at Gulf Coast Legal probably introduced her to the dregs of Pinellas County and she is still representing them, only now from the bench. It's a shame that she was re-elected because she was unopposed. Next election cycle, I will be donating to the campaign of anyone, ANYONE who runs against her. We deserve fair and impartial application of the law - frankly, we deserve better.


Comment #: FL3158
Rating:Not Rated
Judge McNary already had her mind made up when she walked into the courtroom. This was a one-sided case where she gave the defendants 4 months free rent in my rental house. Without knowing all the facts, she completely shut me down when it came to be my time to speak. She saw that there was an issue that had been filed after I had given the tenants a 3-day notice for non-payment of rent, and she couldn't have cared less. She said that the only thing that mattered was that there had been a complaint to the city filed against me. I think that because this was between a white plaintiff and a black defendant there was some strong prejudice apparent. If you have anything going on before this judge I strongly suggest you try to get it switched to another judge. Let's get this one off the bench. She is not fair and shouldn't hold title of judge. Speak out, America -- it is your right!


Comment #: FL3118
Perhaps the reason some find this judge unacceptable is because she uses not only her knowledge of the law but her knowledge of life to aid in her decisions. How can any judge not use both of these in any decision? Unfortunately, it has been my experience that most judges do not have the ability to see right from wrong and rely only on laws to make their decisions. This judge gets two thumbs up from me!


Comment #: FL2805
Horrible demeanor and attitude. In one case she coached the Plaintiff's attorney on what they needed to file for a successful judgement. How she is allowed to stay seated on that bench is beyond me. Good luck to anyone who gets her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2245
She is just unenlighten. Her demeanor is not judicious. Just lazy and dumb. Easy to confuse her because she does not pay attention. Can rarely find a thread of legal basis in her opinions. Lets others write opinions even when they are wrong she will sign them.


Comment #: FL1699
This judge seemed to already have her mind made up about the case before she heard it from the bench. Her attitude was dismissive and sneering about my presentation of facts. She completely ignored the illegalities committed by the process server. On the other hand, she did not give the opposing party anything other than the actual damages.