Hon. Walter Komanski See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.2 - 8 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Walter Komanski


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6452
Unfit for the Bench should be removed - if you see him assigned to your case - file a Motion to Recuse - avoid at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: FL4814
I try to fair but honestly, these reviews are quite accurate. Mean-spirited and intellectually shallow.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4812
This man is not capable of performing his job. An embarrassment to Florida.


Comment #: FL3137
Rating:Not Rated
The worst judge in Orange County and an embarrassment to Winter Park (who elects him). He was censured in 1996 for having a porn collection in his chambers - yes, really. He is lazy, detached, and will take the easiest path to remove the case from his docket. Today he would not be allowed to sit for the bar exam - he failed to graduate from an accredited law school, and after failing the summer bar passed the easier spring bar. He places Florida in the lead for having the worst judiciary in the nation. If you thought education was at the bottom in Florida, oh no - it's their judges: the epitome of both stupid and ignorant.


Comment #: FL3111
This guy let my brain-damaged son's attorney withdraw for no good reason within weeks of the trial docket, then allowed no continuance whatsoever with deadlines for MSJs looming and no qualified person to respond. I plan to file an ADA complaint. It's been a real bloodbath, him granting all the MSJs and forcing us to appeal. A total miscarriage of justice. Disgraceful. If anyone wants to talk with me I can be reached at 434-996-7601. Dave Peterson.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3060
Others making comments have been overly generous with their scores. He is the worst judge that I have ever been before. It isn't that he's one of these screamer types. It's that he's just so unrivaled in laziness and stupidity that I'd prefer the screamers. He's too lazy to try to get it right and too stupid to follow simple logic when it's spoon-fed to him. If you win a hearing, go ahead and submit a lengthy order granting yourself all kinds of additional relief. Even if the other side protests, he will sign it without a single revision anyway.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2382
Worst Judge in the history of Winter Park failed the bar, passed in the Spring - failed to graduate from an accredited law school. Is an embarrassment to the Judiciary predisposed to females in Family Court (hopefully he will not rotate back - his best use is pushing a broom or mopping floors) not on the Bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2060
Stooge - least qualified of any Circuit Court Judge in Orange Cournty, Florida. Lazy, slow, mean-spirited and stupid. If he is assigned to your criminal or civil case (rotated in) file a motion to disqualify on the basis of delay - he takes 1-year on average after trial to get a an Order out - and all he had to do is sign a proposed order - he signs them verbatim without and changes.
Horrible to present to, he is easily led off track and distracted and he does not care anymore. He should be removed from the bench for cause.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1620
It doesnt matter what the facts are, he will ALWAYS deny a motion to suppress. This Judge doesnt care about the facts or the law

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL736
He is a huge disappointment as a judge. In Family Court he is extremely biased towards the female - if you represent the male, file a motion of prohibition. He is not at all intelligent - he graduated in 1975 from an unaccredited law school (John Marshall - Atlanta), failed the summer bar of 1975, passed the winter exam 2/25/1976, and if he came to Florida today, he would not be allowed to sit on the bench. He has found a way to waste the maximum amount of time while always behind in his docket - he will routinely delay a Final Judgment of Dissolution for 9 months. He would rather get reversed on appeal than get it right the first time.