Hon. Valerie R. Manno Schurr See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.1 - 16 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 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. Valerie R. Manno Schurr


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Litigant

Comment #: FL3438
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is very disrespectful, completely unprofessional to other attorneys and to other parties in the Courtroom. Honestly I do not understand how she was reelected.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3436
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Wow. The last poster is clearly friends with and has never appeared before this judge. She is one of the worst judges in Dade and that is saying something!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3432
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Excellent jurist. hard working. Even handed, and always prepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3417
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Remove this woman from family court, perhaps at animal court can do some cleaning job, she has no idea of what she's doing

Litigant

Comment #: FL3416
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Did someone remember the case of the Barahona twins? Because this judge was the one that relocate the twins in the house of the adoptive parents who abused them for years and unfortunately all ended in the tragedy of the death of the child, please take matter in this!!!! please remove this total disgrace from this court!!!

Other

Comment #: FL3415
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Never pay attention to cases,totally distracted from the situation,instantly take sides,she don't have a clue what being a judge is, never think in the children benefits, she should be out the bench now!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3397
Rating:1.6
Comments:
This woman should not be a judge. She simply is not smart enough. Being a judge to her is about status and not service. You can clearly see by her evolution (hair extensions, fancy clothing and accessories, lateness, and attitude) that she thinks she is a queen sitting on a throne rather than a judge.

Other

Comment #: FL3364
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have found this judge to be totally unreasonable, and ignorant of the best interests of the child. She totally ignored the facts of the case and interjected her own personal beliefs into her judgement. She was biased against the party with the lesser income. She ignored accusations of abuse against the eventual winner. In my belief, she was totally wrong in her rendering of her decision. She seems to revel in removing children from their mothers and then erroneously labeling that mother as inadequate. Lastly, this judge will lead to the ruin of numerous children's lives if she is permitted to remain on the bench. (I reference the Barahona twins as a prime example of the competency of this judge. Read the case for yourself.)

Other

Comment #: FL3181
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Manno Schurr is a person who never really looks into her cases. She set the client with the paid lawyer as the good parent. Her judgement of character is impaired by how one looks, not based on the facts. She is a time bomb, and the people need to vote her out of office. She knows all the lawyers, and she makes sure that their clients win, at the expense of the children.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3169
Rating:2.9
Comments:
This woman is volatile and is only in office thanks to her husband and his money. She puts children's lives in danger every day because she can not be bothered to do her job. Fortunately for my clients, she typically rules in favor of fathers.

Litigant

Comment #: FL2847
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
in response to #fl2844 please read the other comments left by others about judge manno-shurr. So, once again she is the worst judge in any courtroom in any state, that I have ever been in front of in my life.

Litigant

Comment #: FL2843
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A total disgrace. her courtroom is basically a circus... a 5 min hearing lasted almost 3 hours... acknowledges litigants with "whats up"... Shows no respect to anyone acts like a diva/airhead... its judges like this that need to be replaced asap...our tax $$$ and time are being completely wasted on judges like manno-schurr...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2735
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lasst commentator has the percentages wrong. She doesn't know what she's doing 99% of the time; the reaining 1% is luck. Rarely shows up, works short hours, and signs ANYTHING placed in front of her. Picks sides without reading the materials, and does not understand anything she reads. Folks, it doesn't get much worse than this.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL2716
Rating:2.0
Comments:
She does not know what she is doing 90% of the time. She is unorganized and appears confused.
This is typical for valerie.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2573
Rating:1.8
Comments:
A true diva narcissist and a scary reflection of the Miami-Dade court system to have this frightful person sitting as a judge. Clueless, arrogant and undignified to serve in this position. Should be removed.

Other

Comment #: FL2557
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
To add to the last comment, she spent $250,000.00 of her own (husband's money)to run for a job that pays $140K? Something stinks. Her husband is a loser weasel that can't even try his own cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2522
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Manno Schurr does not have a clue even if it were to be staring her right in the face when it comes down to Family Court matters. She is INCOMPETENT as they come and should not be serving as a judge much less anything else in the Miami-Dade Court system. She is bias, unprofessional in addition to being derelict in her decisions.The most ARROGANT judge I've ever encountered. With JUDGES like her everyone should fear the worst, especially when dealing with children. If you don't believe me, ask Victor Barahona; the surviving child from the nightmare Judge Manno-Schurr allowed to happen.

Other

Comment #: FL2509
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My expierence with her was HORRIFIC she did not read the paper work.. immediately took sides!!! COmpletely CLUELESS!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2474
Rating:1.0
Comments:
another 6 years of this totally incompetent diva on the bench.
truly, there is no justice.

Other

Comment #: FL2301
Rating:1.0
Comments:
All court reporters hate this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1858
Rating:3.0
Comments:
I am in total shock. Avoid like the plague. She has no clue.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1788
Rating:1.4
Comments:
My cat knows more law and has a better disposition.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1696
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Its a pleasure to have a judge that actually reads the motions and is prepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1694
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Last comment sounds like it was written by the judge or her lawyer spouse. It bears no correlation to reality. This judge's only concern is her wardrobe, and the perks that come with the job, including people bowing and scraping, and her days off. She is an absolute disaster.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1688
Rating:8.1
Comments:
Evenhanded, will read all momoranda and or caselaw given to her, patient and alows both sides to be heard. In my appearances before her, win or lose, I have always been treated fairly. I respectfully disagree with the other comments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1631
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She makes up for utter incompetence with intolerable arrogance. Ran for office with zero experience and is now an apparent expert on all subjects by virtue of her robe. Takes any effort to educate her as an insult and a question to authority. The worst possible type of judge. Stay away at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL123
Rating:5.1
Comments:
Apparently anyone can become a judge.