Hon. Amy Smith See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Palm Beach County
15th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Amy Smith



Comment #: FL5029
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Amy Smith has retired so Unfortunatly all of us that were harmed by her reckless decisions will never be able to seek justice .


Comment #: FL3966
Rating:Not Rated
Pathetic excuse for a Family Court Judge! Awards drug abusing custodial parents 50/50 with no safe guards for drug testing after the hearing. She is the WORST!!!!!! Have no idea how she became a Judge! She's a Troll!


Comment #: FL3812
Non-attentive, clueless to the facts and punishes the innocent (the children) with her mindless rulings. Allows admitted (in court) drug and alcohol abusing felons 50/50 with no child support..............She's a Pathetic excuse for a Judge!


Comment #: FL3762
She often fell asleep or appeared to be disinterested. She did not look at the facts presented in our case which were clearly there.
She is often appealed in many of her cases.
Worthless as a judge.


Comment #: FL3694
I agree. She does not listen to the facts and is frequently overturned and does not seem to care. She really ruined my life and we must report this so she will not ruin other lives.
Please join me in contacting the Judicial Qualifying Committee to file a complaint: 850-488-1581 and Chief Judge Colbath: 561-355-7845.

She can not be Re-elected and must banned from Family division because she has no brain!!!


Comment #: FL3691
Rating:Not Rated
She doesn't seem to listen nor to care! If you have a problem with your ex following the parenting plan and and you are seeking help from the system, forget it! I have spoken to different lawyers and the answers were the same: she is not bright! We need a judge that: cares, sees and smells what's happening. That is not the case. Sorry, you are out of luck if you got her!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3189
This judge is overturned frequently, and doesn't seem to care.