Hon. Jerri L. Collins See Rating Details

County Court
Seminole County
18th Circuit
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* 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)


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* 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. Jerri L. Collins


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Prosecutor

Comment #: FL5069
Rating:10.0
Comments:
An extraordinarily fair Judge who treats both litigants and criminals with great respect. Jeri can be tough, but she has the temperament and the empathy to deliver legal rulings and sentences with impartiality. As a former defense attorney and Assistant State Attorney she is uniquely prepared for the rigors of the job. Jeri is inquisitive and seeks to learn the root causes of crime and infraction offenses to help better guide criminals through the legal system. I am active in my local bar association and with my former colleagues in in the community as well. Her relationships and life experiences make her the perfect Judge for County Court in Seminole County, Florida.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5060
Rating:1.0
Comments:
terrible judge she deserves the legacy she has earned

Litigant

Comment #: FL5037
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Glad she get what she deserves. She runed my life. Mean lady, bad judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5026
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I could not have less respect for County Court Judge Jeri Collins. She has proven to have an exceptional bias in favor of the prosecution. Her recent trouble with the Domestic Violence victim that she incarcerated was a mere morsel of the pain that she has put attorneys and the public through during her reign of terror on the bench. She is ripe for a challenge in 2020, if the public is willing to support her challenger, then she will be relegated back to the State Attorney's Office where she belongs. Her temperment and demeanor are unbecoming for any sitting Judge. She should resign and save herself the humiliation of the loss that she may suffer at the hands of her opponent, whoever that may be.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5011
Rating:1.0
Comments:
nasty judge, nasty personality. How the heck did she become a judge?! and who the heck appointed this lady to the bench? You reap what you sow. I have been in front of this lady numerous times as a lawyer representing my clients. Even though I won, she would yell at me in front of my clients and scold me harshly for doing nothing but advocating for my client pursuant to all rules of procedure. She would however give preferential treatment to opposing counsel, who happened to be a white female just like her. Cant wait till she loses reelection so she can get a real job, if she can find out

Other

Comment #: FL4986
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She should be fired immediately.

Other

Comment #: FL4969
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Collins verbally abuses and imprisons victims of domestic violence. Abused women are already underserved by the legal system—Judge Collins's behavior in this instance was beyond appalling. A person who shows that lack of restraint and professionality should never be allowed to serve on a bench.

Other

Comment #: FL4947
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is an embarrassment to judges all over the country. She needs to resign.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4915
Rating:1.0
Comments:
totally unsuited to judge others terrible on the bench and it showed should step down from the court

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4590
Rating:1.0
Comments:
CONSIDERED BY MANY LAWYERS TO BE THE WORST JUDGE IN FLORIDA VERY WEAK ON THE LAW

Other

Comment #: FL4528
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
No better then the dishonorable Tracy Sheehan in Hillsborough county to of the same ! Need to be removed !! ASAP .....

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4527
Rating:1.0
Comments:
WHEN SOMEONE DOES NOT KNOW THE LAW THEY TRY TO FAKE IT AND BECOME A BULLY HELLOCOLLINS

Other

Comment #: FL4521
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shame on you judge Jerri Collins !!! You should not be allowed to hold the title honorable because you are far from this. I pray you never have a domestic abuse scenario in yours or your families lives, you heartless excuse of a woman !!! You are a detriment to your gender! !!

Other

Comment #: FL4505
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible excuse for a judge. People who need to indulge in their own ego's and self righteousness have no business dealing in the affairs of our most vulnerable. A good and reasonable judge should at very least be able to make a discernment between a criminal and a victim and act accordingly. Her abuse of power is truly astonishing. Get rid of this nuisance!

Other

Comment #: FL4495
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been in this womans courtroom and I was on the wronfg side of her attitude. My attorney could not believe what she was ruling. It made no sense but we got evicted and was current and she could care less. Mo son was going through cancer, our lives were in shambles and all she had to do is to rule according to the law. She didn't! She doesn't care about anybody but herself and I hope I never see her again. God forgive her for she dose not know the pain she caused.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL4486
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ms. Collins, or should I loosely say "judge" Collins. You should be absolutely ASHAMED of your conduct with the VICTIM of this domestic abuse case, and the HORRIBLE way you treated her. You should be FIRED, or otherwise terminated IMMEDIATELY, as you are not qualified to preside in ANY forum whatsoever. You should be terminated or voluntarily step down. You have NO idea of how you have affected this traumatically distraught victim, or of how your actions will affect her future actions and the possibility of getting harmed in the future. Your conduct maam, is recorded, for everyone to watch. And justifiably, is has made national news so EVERYONE can see what kind of person and "judge" you really are. All I can hope is that you GO AWAY, and are never heard from again within the legal community. Your colleagues should be embarrassed. You are unqualified in every fashion to be a judge. And the way you treated her in your courtroom is unforgivable. GO AWAY permanently from the legal community.

Other

Comment #: FL4485
Rating:1.0
Comments:
For those of you who have already seen how this judge handles domestic abuse cases, I don't have to explain the atrocities this heartless woman has committed. For those of you who haven't seen how she handles domestic abuse cases, I urge you to research her.
Jerri Collins must be removed from office. Her term cannot last until 2021!

Other

Comment #: FL4482
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The entire country saw how Judge Jerri Collins treats domestic abuse victims when video of her courtroom was shown on the national news. Judge Jerri Collins is an embarrassment to Seminole County. This judge needs to take courses about domestic abuse. This judge also needs to be put in jail for 3 days, herself, so that she can clearly experience that the action of putting a domestic abuse victim in jail for being terrified amounts to further mental and physical abuse of the victim. Abuse victims are already terrorized. They are emotionally and physically ill from the abuse they have suffered. There is no judge in the State of Florida who should be inflicting further abuse on an abuse victim. This was NOT the time for Judge Jerri Collins to have an egotistical power trip in her courtroom. She needs to apologize to the domestic abuse victim and rescind and cancel out her jail sentence as an outright mistake. If she does not do this, then she needs to be impeached. As a Seminole County voter, property owner, and taxpayer, I am disgusted by the video that I saw of Judge Jerri Collins engaging in the outright bullying of a domestic abuse victim. Not acceptable!

Other

Comment #: FL4481
Rating:1.0
Comments:
$138,000 a year for what? Thank you so much for sending the message loud and clear to domestic violence victims that they are worthless, just as their abusers have brainwashed them to feel. It is obvious you have never suffered through anything as excruciatingly painful as being the victim of a violent relationship or crime. Just because you have been given a job as a judge does not give you the right to beat up even further on a victim. Yes, emotional abuse is abuse and that is what you did to this lady. She is stronger than you would ever dream of being.

Other

Comment #: FL4479
Rating:1.0
Comments:
abusing a domestic abuse victim is about the worst thing imaginable....SHAME on Jerri.....REVICTIMIZING a single mother!!
This sentence was encouragement for her abuser and additional abuse for a victim. Can't Judges be FIRED?????

Other

Comment #: FL4478
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What a heartless despicable person.....nothing honorable about her.......and to give a monster like this the power to judge other people is simply unforgivable......sentence her to do community service at an abuse shelter......although she may be too callous to be moved by ANYTHING.
She should definitely be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL4470
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This woman has no understanding of domestic violence and should resign as judge. Furthermore, she needs to volunteer at a domestic violence shelter and be required to go through extensive training on verbal and physical violence. What a cold, callous, bully.

Other

Comment #: FL4469
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A complete disgrace, she should resign... she has set domestic violence issues back decades.

Other

Comment #: FL4468
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Someone with so little understanding of Domestic Violence has no place on the bench. Someone with so little humanity has no right to authority over other actual humans. Her appalling behavior to the Domestic Violence victim and her appalling action in jailing the VICTIM is indefensible and frankly, crazy. Women are murdered by their abusers daily. Collins is neither honorable nor competent and she has shamed the state of Florida.

Other

Comment #: FL4467
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Collins does not belong on the bench. She should spend a year volunteering at a Domestic Violence shelter to learn the REAL dangers to abused women. She is deficit in education, empathy, and appropriate behavior.

Other

Comment #: FL4463
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My Mama was a domestic violence victim. Judge Collins showed NO compassion or empathy toward the domestic violence victim. Judge Collins should be removed from office, or at the very least sentenced to six months of weekends volunteering at a domestic violence shelter.

Other

Comment #: FL4462
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She's clearly a power hungry, evil woman who needs to face justice for the way she further harmed and traumatized a victim of domestic violence. I fear for myself when horrible people like this are elected to positions of power. She should feel deeply ashamed, she needs to resign and end her career and begin on working on how to mend the damage she's done. Disgusting.

Other

Comment #: FL4461
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It is shocking, but not unexpected to see this further abuse of a young women in a difficult situation. The lack of empathy suggest justice would be better served by impeaching her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4454
Rating:1.0
Comments:
a total bully on the bench should be removed from office

Other

Comment #: FL4445
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This vile woman needs to be removed from the bench. Her obvious lack of education and understanding of DV victims and mental illness is alarming, and disgraces other judges on the bench. She is an embarrassment to her profession and frankly to women in general.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4440
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
People commenting on here should really be complaining to Governor Scott in Florida. She was elected to term and he is really the only one who can ultimately kick her to the curb....where she belongs!

Other

Comment #: FL4438
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It's behavior like this that re-victimizes survivors, perpetuates the abuse via the court system, and discourages victims from reaching out to the systems that are designed TO PROTECT THEM. This woman is not fit to rule in a court room nor any public area. Her behavior is inexcusable and she should be terminated immediately.

Other

Comment #: FL4437
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This woman needs to be educated on how to properly handle domestic violence cases. Her ruling sounds ripped out of a scene of a "what not to do" video I watched during DV training in California TEN years ago. There are resources available and training should be mandated for people within the system. FL seems light years behind because of this judge.

Other

Comment #: FL4435
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Instead of protecting the survivor of a heinous crime, this judge sentenced a woman who was afraid to testify against her abuser in open court. Instead of recognizing that if the woman had testified against her abuser she might have been risking her life and her child's life, she decided to invalidate the psychological effects this woman suffered as a result of domestic abuse and found her in contempt. This exemplifies an extreme lack of justice, very poor judgement, a lack of social awareness, and mental health illiteracy in Judge Collins. This judge should be further reviewed for obstructing justice and should be impeached and disbarred.

Other

Comment #: FL4432
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Dishonorable Jerri Collins is a vile human being. She should be ashamed of herself, further abusing an abuse victim? This woman needed an advocate and Judge Jerri Collins failed in spectacular fashion. This homeless single mother of one needed support and guidance and to be shown compassion. This judge is the epitome of why abuse victims don't like to come forward. Job well done "Judge".

Other

Comment #: FL4431
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge? She's not qualified to call a coin toss. What a waste.

Other

Comment #: FL4430
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Soon to be former Judge Collins demonstrates no empathy or compassion whatsoever for this woman's emotional state nor her difficult situation. She appeared to be guided solely by her emotions and her level of anger seemed inappropriate to the situation. She also appeared to be reacting in response to her own wounded pride rather than as someone committed to serving justice. Her behavior is unprofessional and counterproductive. I hope she has the good sense to resign. She shouldn't be allowed to disgrace the bench or Florida any longer.

Other

Comment #: FL4427
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She needs to be removed
Women victims are treated unfairly to begin with
To have a female ? to speak this way
Shame

Other

Comment #: FL4426
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As a domestic abuse advocate she has shown the worst possible face of the justice system. Women in her jurisdiction will be less likely to trust that they will get fair treatment and less likely to have law enforcement get involved when they are abused. Perpetrators of domestic violence will be free to abuse their victims and the cycle will not end.

Other

Comment #: FL4423
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Get off your high horse. This isn't all about your calendar and those related to it. Take your super ego someplace else and have some compassion for this abused woman. That's a big part of your job. Can't handle it move on. Don't abuse the abused.

Other

Comment #: FL4420
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Her actions in July with verbally abusing a victim were unprofessional and inhumane. How does one in authority treat another human being in that manner?

Other

Comment #: FL4419
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rather than repeating others, this is the point where we the people should stand up and work to remove this judge from the bench permanently and immediately.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4418
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a disgrace and should be removed from the bench. I have practiced law for 40 years and have never seen a more stupid action than putting a domestic abuse victim in jail after verbally abusing her. The prosecutor's statement was equally ignorant. They are both pathetic and an embarrassment to all lawyers and judges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4417
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Jerri Collins: YOU HAVE FAILED YOUR COMMUNITY. YOU HAVE FAILED YOUR TITLE AS JUDGE.YOU HAVE FAILED TRUE JUSTICE. AND YOU HAVE FAILED HUMANITY BY SHOWING NONE. YOUR TIME TO BE JUDGED WILL COME. MAY YOU BE SHOWN THE SAME MERCY YOU HAVE EXTENDED TO THOSE IN YOUR POWER.

Other

Comment #: FL4416
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
What is wrong with our judicial system that we even have to call attention to behavior like this from an elected individual. Why is she still in a courtroom handing down any judgements at all, when it is very clear to America, she lacks any ability to make sound judgements? A complete waste of taxpayers money...insult to injury:(

Other

Comment #: FL4415
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is beneath contempt. What a truly vile person.

Other

Comment #: FL4413
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judges educate themselves about the matters before them as a matter of course. There is no excuse for Judge Collins' behavior towards the DV victim. She harmed a person already suffering from PTSD and if you're too lazy/obtuse/arrogant to educate yourself about the matters before your bench, step down and let someone who is willing to do the job conscientiously take the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL4411
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I would have given her a 0 if it were possible. Any person who has ever worked with victims of domestic violence know that a large percentage suffer from PTSD and must also deal with the fact that the violence was perpetrated by someone who professed to love them. This woman in a robe - should never be called Honorable or Judge as she is unfit and she is definitely not honorable - is a sad example of a human being. I hope that if she ever has to experience something like this in her personal life she looks back with regret and shame to this whole inexcusable situation. A poor excuse of a person much less someone who has control of the fate of others.

Other

Comment #: FL4405
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worst Judge EVER!!! She should spend a few days in jail. As an abuse survivor and mother, her behavior is disgraceful! She is appears to be cruel, thoughtless, another ignorant, malignant narcissist on the bench. Some "justice system". Jerri Collins should be removed from the bench and whoever replaces her should be required (as all family court judges should) to have sensitivity training. These are no just "case numbers", these are human beings and these cases decide their lives.

Other

Comment #: FL4404
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As a former victim of domestic abuse, I can understand the victim's mind set - you are embarrassed, defeated, humiliated, scared and you don't think in a rational manner. I remember being in a state of fog and finally after going to a counselor gained the strength to leave. Some are stronger than others but the emotional aspect of physical abuse is really awful. Judge Collins should be ashamed and maybe do some reading up on the subject or spend some time doing community service. Shame!

Other

Comment #: FL4403
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Understand when victim of domestic abuse is in your courtroom that the victim has a looping tape of the event in their head that does not turn off. Not because they prefer to relive it. The event haunts them! Next time offer the woman to a domestic abuse service that can effectively care and HOUSE the homeless woman and 1 year old child. Make lawful decisions to help the community. You are in contempt of not being a logical thinking human.

Other

Comment #: FL4401
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shame, shame, shame on you Jerri. Sorry, but using Honorable or even Ms, simply doesn't fit. In my view, you should go the way of Leonard V. Wood......publicly sanctioned and then forced off the bench for his ridiculous antics in court. Go to Tallahassee and be publicly humiliated and then off the bench you go. You are a disgrace to the law.

Other

Comment #: FL4396
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It is typical of Bush appointees to always take the side of men since women are worthless and don't donate enough money to the Republican party. This particular judge makes summary judgments at pre-trial hearings, even though that is not allowed UNDER THE LAW, because she just throws anyone who complains in jail. This is Florida. The cops do whatever they want, the judges answer to no one. Jerri Collins went to Eastern Illinois University and Mercer Law School. Never heard of them? That's because they take anyone with a pulse. She couldn't hack it in private practice because the people paying you actually expect you to be smart enough to actually do your job. She lives in fear that someone will figure out that she is dumber than a box of rocks. She has 6 more years and then the good old boys will probably vote for her again unless she has been disbarred for her absolute lack of knowledge of the law. Leave Florida while you can.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL4395
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Bad decision.

Other

Comment #: FL4394
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is pure evil. She gives a traumatized victim abuse. She is sending a message to abuse victims to stay away from the legal system. Bad enough we have to worry about police when calling for help, but then have to worry about the judge throwing us in jail? She needs to be sentenced to community service dealing with abuse victims.

Other

Comment #: FL4393
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Tough on victims - That is an interesting strategy. Judge Jerri should only be judging cup cakes at the county fair - boot this hideous woman out.

Other

Comment #: FL4391
Rating:1.0
Comments:
jerri, everyone from whom you are descended, and everyone who has ever had any influence on you must be, like you, simply stupid and evil. Did no one ever think to tell you anything about being a good person? Obviously not.

Honorable? Clearly not. I hold you in total contempt. Please contact me if you disagree even in the slightest. I think you belong on a bench in a jail cell, not on a judicial bench.

Other

Comment #: FL4388
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What is going on in Florida??!! So many problems there! And now, this cold-hearted judge VERBALLY ABUSES the poor woman who was obviously under a tremendous amount of stress! To be a victim of domestic abuse, homeless, trying to care for a baby - overwhelming!!! I am appalled at this judge's complete lack of human empathy. She can tell herself that she had every right under the law to impose a sentence but there is such a thing as compassion. This judge has no business on the bench. Her behavior is disgraceful. And I agree with the other comments. There is no "honorable" connected to this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4386
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Stupid woman! I hate judges like this who like to use the seat of judge to feed their own egos! She doesn't deserve such a position. Imbecile!

Other

Comment #: FL4385
Rating:1.0
Comments:
this judge needs to receive more training and also be censured if not removed. once again, florida shows itself to be an embarrassment to the nation.

Other

Comment #: FL4383
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As an RN who regularly works with domestic violence victims, I am appalled at the insensitivity of this judge. Her stigmatizing remarks and punitive stance toward the victim has a long-reaching effect...that of creating an environment in which future victims will be even more hesitant to come forth. Dishonorable is a more appropriate title for her.

Other

Comment #: FL4380
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She should not jail victims of abuse.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL4377
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Absolutely DISGUESTING Judge. Obviously too young to be a judge. A disgrace for women everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other

Comment #: FL4373
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Clearly does not have the temperament to be a judge and obliviously not even a decent human being

Other

Comment #: FL4372
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disgusting show of abuse of power.

Litigant

Comment #: FL4371
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge should be removed from the bench immediately (jailing DV victim, Oct 2015)

Other

Comment #: FL4369
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Jerri Collins should be recalled immediately!

"Why doesn't she call the police?"

THIS IS WHY!

Judge Jerri Collins is why!

I know. I have had the phone in my hand! But when you've spent years walking on eggshells and having some small feeling of control, of being able to manage the monster in your house, of feeling able to protect your kids...

Now the phone is in your hand. Between the trembling and the tears in your eyes, you can't see the numbers clearly. You know what's scary at that moment? The system is scary. Judge Jerri Collins is scary.

What happens if I make that call?

What happens to my kids? What happens to me? I'll have ZERO control over the system, do I dare invite it in?

What if the master manipulator I live with can charm his way out of this? Then what?

What if he goes to jail? For a few days? A week? Six months? Then what?

**** you, Judge Jerri Collins!

**** you!

Other

Comment #: FL4368
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Sent a victim of domestic violence, anxiety, depression, homeless mother of one year old baby to jail for a court no show to face her accuser. She was rude and unprofessional. Never seen a judge so incredibly unjust.

Other

Comment #: FL4367
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The video speaks for itself. Most painful thing I've watched in a long time.

Other

Comment #: FL4363
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As a state licensed domestic violence counselor, Nurse and Social Worker, the following is my professional opinion: The 'honorable' Judge Collins is an embarassment to the Court & its system--as reflected in the film clip televised to the world on Good Morning America today. It is my professional opinion that this 'honorable' judge Collins needs immediate removal as she is prejudiced and used her position to re-victimize the victim. Immediate re-educated should be ordered regarding domestic violence and its effects upon domestic violence victims. What the broadcast of judge Collin's statements to the DV victim showed is Judge Collins is also an abuser of DV victims. This type of behavior by judges should not be accepted by the court, state or society.

Other

Comment #: FL4362
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ms. Collins..you are a joke.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4356
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Is it a requirement to give up your compassion, caring, and common decency as a judge? Lawyers in general have a despicable reputation, you Jerri Collins stoop to a new low. You should be recalled. Honorable? GIVE ME A BREAK

Other

Comment #: FL4355
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Incredibly simple minded. Absolutely incapable of expounding or thinking on her feet. Has the apparent heart of a mass killer, in my humble opinion. Shojld be recalled by FL voters as soon as possible. What an utter embarrasment to the Judicial system and the State of Florida. I should say what a danger to society as a whole. This individual has some serious issues.

Other

Comment #: FL4351
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Based on recent video of her treatment of a domestic violence victim I would call her contemptible! And i would be willing to appear in front of her, in court, to explain why I uabe reached this conclusion!

Other

Comment #: FL4350
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Saw the video - the most horrible abuse of power I have ever seen This person should be ashamed of themselves. She should be taken off the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4349
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Apparently this person has a long reputation for being a jerk, I had pleaded for her to search for kindness, compassion and humanity, she may be a lost case unfortunately.

Other

Comment #: FL4348
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Jerri, I would not call you honorable, what happened to compassion? Have you always been right and never made a mistake? It is so unlikely that an educated person in your position make such a bad judgment, it may not be too late to find the poor soul and hug her while apologizing, not everything is in your book of punishment, refer to stories of kindness and understanding, clear your heart and make the wrong you've made into right. You'll feel better, I promise. How would you feel if a higher power held you in contempt of humanity and sentenced you to a few days where you sent this woman? Think about it!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4339
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If I could give Jerri Collins zero stars, that would be more fitting. You sentenced a domestic abuse victim to jail? She had anxiety and said she wanted to drop the charges! Regardless of the law, that did not have to be done nor was it the proper handling of the case. She was almost killed for crying out loud. Have a heart lady. People like you have made me lost all faith in the legal system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4229
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is the worst judge in all of central Florida

Other

Comment #: FL4182
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Consistently excellent.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4176
Rating:1.0
Comments:
AT THE BOTTOM

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4033
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst judge to appear in front of. Completely bias.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3542
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is the worst judge I have ever appeared in front of. She is completely bias towards the state and does not try to hide it one bit. She is nasty to the attorneys and defendants that appear in front of her and has no business on the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL3441
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Absolutely love Judge Collins! She is very fair and weighs all of the evidence. She has no problem telling it like it is. I will definitely be voting for her in the August election.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3407
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very fair and firm

Other

Comment #: FL3293
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I served as a volunteer mediator in the Small Claims Court in Seminole County, and had numerous opportunities to observe Judge Collins. (So I am an impartial observer, never having appeared before her as a litigant.) She is sometimes very sharp. However, it is always when attorneys try to run over pro se defendants. She will not tolerate attorneys who argue with her. The attorneys should know that they can always appeal her rulings to the Circuit Court. She always shows respect for the litigants until they show disrespect for her. She knows the law, and knows that in many instances the rules of civil procedure give the Court a great deal of leeway. Some of the pro se litigants try to argue with her. My guess is that some of the negative comments here come from people who have done that. Judge Collins will not tolerate that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3222
Rating:1.1
Comments:
I agree with Patricia and the other comments. She is capricious and has no logic to her rulings. She rules based on her emotions. She also does give a lot of legal advice from the bench, which she is not supposed to do as a judge. She is biased, and that comes out clearly.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3218
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My name is Patricia Tommaso, and I am using my husband's email address. I was in front of Judge Collins this morning. This is a very nasty person; she issued a summary judgement in a pre-trial conference, which my papers said could not happen. My husband tried to talk for me, but she told him to shut up and would have had him removed from the courtroom. My husband is a well-educated individual, and I was crying, and he was just trying to talk for me. She made fun of his medical condition (he is close to being terminal), she found that funny. She is a terrible individual in my opinion, and I will be filing a complaint with the JQC. I am a businessperson (for 30 years) in Central Florida, and I will do everything that I can do at the next election to get her voted out.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3112
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge does not look at the whole picture, and lets her temperament get in the way of her judgement. She clearly needs to be given the boot. It time to vote her out.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3067
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge gave legal advice to a plaintiff in an eviction case, and told her what to do to obtain a quick order lifting stay in bankruptcy court, and further stated that she would immediately sign the writ of ejectment upon receipt of the order. She should not be allowed to give legal advice from the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL2555
Rating:7.0
Comments:
I have observed many judges.Judge Collins is fair and unbiased.She does not let her emotions influence her rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2253
Rating:2.7
Comments:
Absolute incompetent, terrible , terrible judge. The lady seems to come into the courtroom, toying with peoples lives. Makes judgements based off her mood that day. She certainly is not impartial as a judge should be. She will almost always take the side of someone who appears to be the victim and appears to cry. Have observed her many times in her hearings, and she certainly is far from fair. If possible, avoid this judge at all costs, because nothing good will come out of walking out of her courtroom. Her courtroom certainly is an area where justice is NOT served. A very condescending, belittling individual with a malice against people. Poor analytic and reasoning skills as well.

Other

Comment #: FL2242
Rating:5.0
Comments:
I've only observed three hearings: two directly and one indirectly while researching for an article. I observed two separate personalities--one for jail court room and one for public courtroom. Most received very reasonable rulings (mostly thanks to the public defender who was present that day)during the "jailhouse" hearings. I was surprised after the jail courtroom observation to see a very impatient, condescending persona in the public courtroom. Despite that, many people left who should have been very satisfied with her rulings in that public courtroom. However, if your file happened to come up at the wrong time, you could easily be burned. Rulings seemed very arbitrary for what appeared to be exact same situation based on the information provided. I've no doubt she takes her job seriously and knows the law. I hope that she can maintain her dedication to the law and her community while learning how to be a "wise" member of the judiciary. More research is on-going.