Hon. Fred Schott See Rating Details

County Court
Seminole County
18th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Fred Schott


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL6599
Poor temperament and quick to lose temperament. He is becoming worse than Judge Collins.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL6527
Very poor legal skills, has a temper. Avoid this guy if you can. When he started as a judge he was very reasonable and now has become unreasonable and will likely get worse as time goes on. We have all seen this play before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL6523
Terrible temperament. Punishes people for fighting their case.


Comment #: FL5229
Judge Schott does what he wants no matter what the law demands
In an injunction hearing he refused to issue an injunction even through the evidence clearly showed I was abused by the actions of my nephew and brother
He allow me to be forced out of my home

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4489
I can't say enough good things about this judge, because he understands justice in a way few other judges do. Sure, he may seem defense oriented at times, and that's not why I believe he is one of the best judges out there. Schott will not rubber stamp injustice. He will not tolerate lying (both from cops, and defendants). I've been practicing for over 2 decades, and I'm so accustomed to judges losing their passion for justice. Schott hasn't lost his passion to do the right thing, he's a rare breed of individual that has not been tainted by his position. It's refreshing to see him run a courtroom. It will renew your faith in the Constitution. Yes, he's that good.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4457
highly competent judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4287
outstanding judge others should watch

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4150
decent guy consistent knows the law respectful of all lawyers and litigants all around great judge ranks at the top