Hon. Jack Helinger See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Pinellas County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 9 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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Litigant

Comment #: FL6596
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge told me I was bitter. And because my kids were adults. Their father didn't have to pay his court ordered child support, which was ordered in our divorce decree. Hence Ex husband got away without paying delinquent child support
I was so disappointed and emotionally upset about him (Judge) calling me bitter, which had absolutely no validity.. Infact my ex was shown great compassion and empathy by me for years while he fought drug addictions and homelessness. This judge chose to believe the ridiculous unfounded lies of my ex which I proved was untrue with documents concerning child support arrangements he made only wben he wanted his rights restored after being a convicted felon.

Other

Comment #: FL6455
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Came into troal with a clear bias to high conflict litigant's lawyer because the lawyer's father was a judge. Reluctantly recognized that he had been injudicious and failed to ibsure equity in a previous hearing before the court. Then, reluctantly recognized that the injustice was unconscionable and made a half-hearted attempt to set it right.
He tolerated outrageous behavior from the high conflict litigant, tolerated clear perjury in hearings from one litigant, to such a degree that durimy one hearing he wouldn't swear the litigant in, because he knew tgey were committing perjury. Ultimately didn't decide on the merits of the case, or on fairness or equity, just what was most likely to keep the high conflict litigant quiet while trying to set right an injustice in his own court. It failed, and resulted in further expensive litigation. Though he did appear to attempt, at least, to deliver a wan imitation if justice in the matter before the court, he should have been more insistent that truth was adhered to in his court and more attentive to federal law and equity.

Other

Comment #: FL6454
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He should be removed from the bench. Judge Rondolino should be made to sit and listen to transcripts of the way he conducts himself in the courtroom and his chambers. As a chief judge, Rondolino should know just how rude and unprofessional Judge Jack Helinger is. All of the cases before him should be resumed under a different judge who is truly fair and impartial and follows the law. He told the respondent she could ignore the court ordered visitation so long as she didn't have a car or claimed that one of the children were sick. Neither of these is a valid or acceptable reason for cancelling court ordered visitation which is the same day and time each week.

Other

Comment #: FL6372
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He was extremely rude, insulting and unprofessional. He called me a liar, horrible person, question my intelligence and refused to see any evidence I had prepared. His hostility and predisposition towards me made me feel very unsafe in his courtroom. He needs counseling and anger management.

Other

Comment #: FL6029
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Minus 1000. This judge lacks humanity to say the least. My ex's attorney was in politics so it was a done deal for me. Endless motions, extreme bias and one day I will expose it all. RECUSE this judge at your first opportunity.

Litigant

Comment #: FL5896
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Jack the Family Ripper!

Litigant

Comment #: FL5893
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A rude and obnoxious little man, and a cruel bully. He is supposed to be there to seek fair, impartial resolution to family matters, yet he completely ignores factual evidence and fabricates facts based on his bias, presumptuous favoritism of his RAPIDLY chosen party.
Forgets what he ordered and does not evaluate motions or reads them.
Quote Hon Jack Helinger “Well you married this nutcase!” This man went on to attack my relationship with my son insinuating that I did not care for him as much as I should. My son is a 26 year old father, battling a brain tumor and Helinger knows this.
Case management after case management hearing for what? The petitioner and respondent are in better control and management of this case than Helinger.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5319
Rating:3.9
Comments:
Very emotional. Can become very subjective very quickly. Never reads the actual motions filed. relies completely on you explaining the motions during the hearing. If you say one thing he does not like, consider yourself in his bad light for the rest of the hearing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5301
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Very emotional judge. Rarely reads entire motions. He prefers to listen to summaries. He makes up his opinion early on without exploring all evidence. He literally said in court that he doesn't require expert psychiatrists or psychologist opinions because of his vast experience.

Other

Comment #: FL4975
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Wow.
Unbelievable that a supposed judge is permitted to conduct himself with such arrogance and disrespect for justice,balance, or just plain fairness. He actually presented a flat faced lie in judges chamber when speaking about his being"stayed" after an appeal was done on an unequivocally wrong and Illegal order done be him. He decided to overturn a colleagues decision without any real rhyme or reason other than his clear intent and purpose in the court-- to constantly satisfy his ego and feelings of authority. Ridiculous judge and an embarrassment to St.Pete

Other

Comment #: FL4626
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst judge on the bench. Beware if he is the one making decisions in your case!!! He should be locked away!

Other

Comment #: FL4220
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Honorable Jack Helinger, was one of 3 judges I had through out my child support case of almost 3 years and in my opinion was the best judge and the only one who really gave me a fair hearing that I deserved..

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3847
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unethical, bias, prejudice and corrupt is unfortunately the Judge Jack Helinger I know. I pray for him and all of his victims.

Other

Comment #: FL3796
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is smug, arrogant,liar who is rude and obnoxious, ignores bona fide evidence and makes up his own who has the audacity to say in open court, there is no justice i my courtroom. Maybe he has forgotten he works for the citizens of Florida

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3686
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge has been repeatedly unfair and unprofessional to say the least, so much so that one attorney has filed a stipulation in one case stating this judge has not done "anything close to what would be fair or in the best interest of these children," "going in front of this person again "would make undersigned counsel physically ill," and the rulings "are not consistent with the Court's own findings or the prior judges' findings."

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3548
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This dishonorable man believes men should raise their children via text messages. This person has significant issues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3447
Rating:1.4
Comments:
Florida's worst circuit judge. Easily.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3336
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This judge is afraid to rectify or amend other judges' rulings.