Hon. Gill S. Freeman See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Gill S. Freeman


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1759
Rating:4.3
Comments:
Judge Freeman has a pleasant demeanor, but is not always patient. She must have a law clerk who drafts her orders, because they are not up to par with her obvious intellectual ability.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1674
Rating:1.4
Comments:
I don't know which Judge Freeman the poster below was referring to when s/he states that she "has the right experience, intellect and temperament," but it certainly isn't the Judge Freeman that currently presides over the complex division. She takes everything under advisement, and on those rare occasion when she does rule, she tries to split the baby, which usually rwsults in a senseless ruling. She is incredibly ill-suited for the division. Welcome to the 11th Circuit folks!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1646
Rating:2.0
Comments:
An incredibly inefficient Judge. Approaches business litigation as if she were still in the family division. She creates an enormous backlog in her workload by taking everything, even discovery matters, under advisement. Yet, she typically does not rule for months, and sometimes forgets altogether that she has taken matters under advisement. Quite definitely one of the worse judges on the Circuit bench in all of South Florida.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1600
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Freeman has the right experience, intellect and temperament for her job in the complex business division - I can't think of any other circuit court judge who is more qualified for it than she......if you are new to this division you might not recognize that this is a judge who takes her time to consider her ruling and doesn't "knee-jerk" it from the Bench leaving you an appeal as your only avenue to get it right. She is patient and smart and was an experienced civil litigator before taking the Bench. Imagine, a judge who really knows what she is doing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1570
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Freeman never rules from the bench. In fact, she is terrified or ruling. She takes everything under advisement, and it is common for her to take weeks, if not months to issue her rulings.

Other

Comment #: FL1544
Rating:4.0
Comments:
She needs to go back to teaching english.