Hon. Cynthia J. Newton See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Pinellas County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Cynthia J. Newton


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5963
She has absolutely no knowledge of civil procedure or law. In many years of practice as a trial attorney, she is the most incompetent judge before whom I have ever tried a case. She is also not impartial to the extent that even the jury noticed her bias. She has no business serving as a judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3321
She was promoted from the Public Defender's office and has no business being a judge. She is pro-prosecution, and doesn't care about justice. She refuses continuances!


Comment #: FL3318
She is unfair. She does not give the jury the information that they ask for. She predetermines the outcome of the trial. She wants to go eat dinner instead of hearing a trial. She allows jury members to talk to each other during trial. She does not know what she is doing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3049
Predetermines charge and sentence prior to hearings. Does not take into consideration all of the information available prior to judgement.