Hon. Janette Dunnigan See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Manatee County
12th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Janette Dunnigan


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3013
Rating:2.8
Comments:
She is the worst judge in the county, and acknowledged as such by those counsel unfortunate enough to come across her. She defines the concept of "home cookin'." Petulant, irritable, unfair, unreasonable and without a hint of judicial poise. Because she's holding onto her judgeship by the skin of her teeth she's overly indulgent of the local civil litigators, tolerating virtually any conduct while hammering anyone from outside Manatee County on the most trivial of issues. She thinks nothing of telling an attorney that she considers them "unprofessional" right in front of their client and in circumstances where a diligent judge knowing the law wouldn't even begin to see a problem. I actually won my trial before her, and have no professional or economic dog in the hunt. But I would be remiss if I didn't say that after thirty years, 120 jury trials and two board certifications, I have rarely seen this type of gross incompetence and intemperate conduct. Be warned.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2751
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Unqualified as a family Judge and any Family matters she has presided over. Should be disbarred. She is personally bias against not only men but if not represented by an attorney you are treated as a second class citizen. Does not allow enough time for trials and is not capable of presiding over one. She is a wreaking ball in Family court matters and has no interest of following the right to be a parent as protected by the Constitution or other case law. They do what they want, when they want with no regards to the best interest of the child. She needs to step down from the bench.