Hon. Olin W. Shinholser See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Highlands County
10th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Olin W. Shinholser


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4937
Rating:Not Rated
poor temperament needs a lot of improvement

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4919
I rate him on the bottom of those judges whom I have appeared in front of

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4885
I am very unimpressed by this judge needs to pay close attention when litigants testify

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4686
very lazy never make it as a lawyer

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4633
terrible judge lacks appropriate legal knowledge terrible demeanor poor disposition avoid this judge if you can


Comment #: FL4010
Caused me to lose my grandaughter who is 2 years old to a father with a very long history of domestic violence. Ironic that Judge Shinholser was a member of the Domestic Violence Task Force. Did not give my daughter a postponement to get representation. We were expecting DCF's attorney to be present. Custody hearing was rushed & now my grandaughter is with a dangerous man.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL3818
Poor courtroom demeanor. power hungry, leers at women