Hon. Carol Engel Draper See Rating Details

County Court
Osceola County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 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. Carol Engel Draper


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3633
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Absurd, infringes upon the Constitutional rights of the people, continue case even after jurisdiction being challenge and despite requesting for her to recuse herself. As I personally witness, police officers perjuring themselves, she still take their side against defendants.

Other

Comment #: FL3632
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge in my opinion committed treason, fraud, and is bias and prejudice. Hides under Color of law and banks on the fact that most litigants or defendants don't have the means to appeal her decisions. Should be disbarred.

Other

Comment #: FL3631
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is not willing to hear you. She will talk over the lawyer and not care about anything he has to say. Even if the defendant has done everything she has ask for she dose not care.. She is unfair and really rude!

Litigant

Comment #: FL3354
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I'm the defendant on Case #2014-MM-000158, and like in the past comment, she turned my hearing from criminal law into a financial evaluation. She's very rude and shouldn't be on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3352
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She turned the case from criminal to financial matters in a matter of seconds. She is more worried about how much money that you make, how you pay your bills, and how much can you pay to the court than whether the charges are well-founded. She is very rude, and she shouldn't be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3309
Rating:1.2
Comments:
She is a disgrace to the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL3174
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been in civil courts in New York and in Florida for 27 years. I have never encountered a judge as biased and angry as Judge Draper. I cannot believe that she is a judge. She presides over a kangaroo court. If you mention Judge Draper's name around town, the debate becomes: how many DUI's does she have? I filed a complaint against her with Judge Belvin Perry for the disrespect with which I was treated in her court. It went nowhere, and that is why she is still a judge -- no accountability.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2711
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Civil Litigation

Does not follow statute nor any law that I can see. She is ridiculous and unfair to both Plaintiff and Defendant. Soooo Happy she is going back to Criminal to torture them!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2616
Rating:1.3
Comments:
With 30 years of practice behind me, without a doubt, the most ill-tempered, intellectually lazy, mean-spitited person ever to wear a robe and that includes the judges I appeared in front of who were indicted, convicted and jailed in Operation Greylord when I practiced in Chicago right after law school. I was warned by a lawyer when I was looking for her court room.

Other

Comment #: FL1932
Rating:1.0
Comments:
HORRIBLE JUDGE SHE NEEDS TO BE FIRED SHE IS A NASTY *******

Other

Comment #: FL1158
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She was rude and unfair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1157
Rating:1.1
Comments:
She lacks the self-possession and control necessary to guarantee litigants a sense of fairness and justice. Her bias and short temper are immediately apparent. It is shameful to participate or merely to be present at proceedings over which she presides. I felt like a needed a shower after leaving her courtroom so I could cleanse myself of her abusive behavior.

Prosecutor

Comment #: FL1039
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Her bark is much worse than her bite. Her tough demeanor on the bench is only to get the defendants' attention. It is the only way for her to get most of the lazy, unmotivated, irresponsible defendants to better themselves...she gives them many, many chances. As long as they demonstrate that they are making good faith attempts to follow the law, she will always give them a break. However, if they continually refuse to comply with probation, for example, she will then send them to jail. Please note that although I am now a prosecutor, I was a defense attorney when I appeared before her in court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL638
Rating:3.6
Comments:
Judge Draper is generally very surly in front of a crowd. She does not treat defendants or their representatives respectfully. She likes to make threats to get the defendants to do what she wants. Her sentences are excessive in relation to the crime in most instances where other than probation is adjudged. In general, a poor judge.

Other

Comment #: FL310
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A very poor judge. The lack of concern about getting to the truth of the matter is highly evident with this judge. The one-sidedness on her part is so obvious it's a joke.

Other

Comment #: FL306
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is beyond rude and is a poor example of what the position of being a judge stands for. I thought courtrooms were places where judges listened to the facts carefully and decided cases honestly. This judge does not display such qualities.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL303
Rating:1.5
Comments:
This judge displays rudeness to witnesses and attorneys that dishonors the charge. She needs anger management classes and therapy for her feelings of inadequacy.