Hon. Tracy Sheehan See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Hillsborough County
13th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 5 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. Tracy Sheehan


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3696
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Exceptionally poor judge. She demonstrates a disregard for case law and the basic professionalism of the bench that is disheartening.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3669
Rating:1.4
Comments:
She favors the husband, she over looks a DUI and discrimination against Christians. Literally laughed and me because I attend church... she is a sad person.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3108
Rating:4.1
Comments:
I'm not sure what happened to Judge Sheehan. In Tampa, she was great. In Plant City, she has become bitter, one-sided (usually the woman who "boo-hoos" the most), and makes rulings that do not comport with Florida statutes and the case law. More than once she has told me that my clients "may take advantage of their rights of appeal" upon her rulings, over my clear objections. She regularly issues rulings where there were no findings of fact, and jumps to conclusions where no testimony or evidence was presented therefor. You're in for a long haul if you draw her as your family judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3105
Rating:3.6
Comments:
While in Tampa, Judge Sheehan was great. Ever since she got transferred to Plant City, if she does not like your client, she will find a way to rule against them. As such, she is not the cool, fair judge I first met in Tampa. Now she roots for whoever she feels is the underdog, regardless of the law or equity.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1128
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Judge Sheehan is an outstanding judge.