Hon. Valerie R. Manno Schurr See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
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* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


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* 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. Valerie R. Manno Schurr


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Litigant

Comment #: FL7774
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Is the worst judge in the 11th Circuit. She doesn't have any manners, is very disrespectful, she enjoys to offend, scream, down size, specially men. Threats everybody denigrating, and doesn't give any opportunity to explain, and gets to a decision with out hearing all the facts of the case. She doesn't deserve to be on that seat.+

Other

Comment #: FL7395
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is the worst judge that exists, should not be in family court should remove and review every case she has had, the lives and safety of children are at stake, as a society, as people, and more in this great country cannot allow people like her to make decisions that affect innocent people, that is why the people have lost faith in the judicial system, even the lawyers themselves get frustrated and explain that they hate to exercise because of the anger and outrage that causes them, the circus that becomes its judgments, everyone knows about their bad work, and even talk about alcohol abuse problems, it is necessary to take more seriously the responsibility of making decisions where innocent children end up dead as in cases of this judge has happened

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL7391
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Manno Schurr just handled four combined cases with much law and complex facts with ease. She ordered both parties to submit order with authorities cited. Extreme professionalism.

Other

Comment #: FL7121
Rating:1.0
Comments:
When the Judge entered the courtroom she was arrogant and non-involved in the case. She cared more about her computer than hearing any of the allegation and even fact, in my opinion a picture is greater evidence than words. She had made up her mind before hearing both parties. She told my lawyers this is just about the case, however let the other parties lawyer bring more things that were not relevant. I do not know how she sleeps at night letting bad people walk. She is unfair and very disrespectful, beside all this she is just caring about herself.

Other

Comment #: FL7073
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is very disrespectful, arrogant, harsh when speaks to the litigants, insensitive, always threating, demonstrating bias with hearing the facts, and gets to conclusions with out knowing the full facts of the case. It looks that she brings her personal problems to the courtroom. She hates men's!!

Other

Comment #: FL6976
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a total racist, and ANTI-MALE female!!!!!I certainly never voted for her. I'm also glad her term is up!!I wonder how she became a nurse, as she has ZERO RESPECT for men!!!! I would rate her a ZERO MINUS!!

Other

Comment #: FL6692
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I never writte a review but , this time and due to all the nasty coments people send below I got to say , this judge is performing her job to the level of profesionalism , ethic and follow the law as is expected. She think on the child not on the parents best interest as should be. Dont be affraid to be in front of this woman, she will make the right call , I learn that today on my own case . Ty Judge Valerie , I appreciate you .

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6293
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
One of the most undignified, arrogant, rude and ignorant judges ever to be witnessed. This joke of a judge should be forced off the bench at once, as she is totally incompetent and only interested in her own perks - doesn't give a hoot about anyone who appears in front of her. She is a total disgrace, not to mention a total narcissistic EVIL EVIL EVIL WITCH.

Other

Comment #: FL6120
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She is pure evil. She took my kids away from me and gave it to my abusive ex, I had every proof, took parental classes and the only thing she did was rip the papers in front of me. She made my lawyers scare of her and told them if they don't back of from the case they would loose their license. My ex lawyer and the judge are best friend they know each other. She didn't let me talk or anything. Now my kids are being abuse every day from this monster and he do whatever he want. I had tried everything and is like they work with each other. I feel hopeless. I have text messages of my kids begging me to help them and get them out of there. I don't know what else to do. I hope they remove this witch put of here.

Litigant

Comment #: FL5984
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I had trial this morning and not once was my evidence on my recent affidavvit taken into consideration. This judge knowly aware that my wife was there to support me and help me asked her to step out the court room because the opposing council asked her to. Claiming to possibly use her as a witness. Mind you she based my now child support on a number the opposing council requested of her. This judge took the authority granted to her and abused it not being fair and not using as such evidence presented upon her respected judge. Not once was any of the Financial affidavits considered. She also disregarded my attempt to ask why the opposing council changed theirnfinancial affidavit 3xs. With the last change done the night before. Not processed by the court. It was never stamped. Mind were all stamped. She refused to review any of my documention. She accused me countless times of smoking Marijuana. This Judge has not true Knowles or effort to rejoining family's. Instead the facts are put aside and a father's voice is not heard. It's a shame there is no hope for individuals like myself. Now my wife is left with a bigger burden after hurricane Irma to now help me pay the injustice made towards my child support.

Other

Comment #: FL5824
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge only cares in court of her phisical appreance! She doesn't pay attention to what is going on in front of him and have a money connection with attorney Theodor Einfield!

Litigant

Comment #: FL5823
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Disgusting and evil witch. This is a compliment to Valerie Manno-Schurr.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5684
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is not a fair judge at all, she imposed me with a 2500 order for a guardian ad litem. I am the custodial parent who receives no assistance from the biological father and have been informed of abuse when my child is with the other parent.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5340
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Get this incompetent bimbo off the bench and soon - she has no clue and a horrible disposition - treats people with disrespect and extreme arrogance - is ignorant of the law and one can only wonder how in God's name she is on the bench. A horrible injustice to the legal system in Miami-Dade County. She should be removed, with pleasure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5046
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge really cares about children and has made a difference in the family division. Excellent judge.

Other

Comment #: FL4459
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
We have to vote better!!!! This judge is the consequence of our votes, and she's a totally incompetent and narcissistic witch!

Other

Comment #: FL4244
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I never got to bear witness, to this judge's scales of justice ,in court. My only interaction with this magistrate, was in an 20 minute emergency hearing , to determine temporary(indefinite) child custody hearing , concerning my daughter. I researched the honorable judge Valerie Schurr, and her husband's financial irregularities , and I anticipated my uphill obstacles, before standing in front of her. I felt I was treated like a defendant in trial. I was not allowed to finish a complete sentence, while she allowed to other party's litigator, to have the floor for ten minutes at a time. This is the judge, that awarded the berahona toddler twins, into foster care. Nubia is deceased, her twin brother carries chemical skin scars, for life. I've contacted Loretta Lynch's D.O.J., in order for transparency

Litigant

Comment #: FL4211
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Same thing happened to me with my own kids, she decided for the big money side and at the end, tha father of my kids don't want his own kids at his home, lol, this judge is a disgrace for Miami Dade and mostly for the children.smh

Other

Comment #: FL3953
Rating:2.0
Comments:
In today's situation I was very disappointed with the Judge. From my previous experience I expected her to listen and to be fair, and to listen to all the evidence I had to present. However, she only listened to the other presenter, and already decided without hearing me out. I lost $3000 on this account.

Other

Comment #: FL3926
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible. Unfair and very disrespectful.

Other

Comment #: FL3760
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was representing myself and had no idea what I was doing and filed the incorrect forms. This judge took her time in between hearings and guided me and granted my request. How many people do you know in today's world who will take the time to guide and service you accordingly. I was WOWed by her willingness to help and while I sat in her courtroom, I realized she treated everyone with outmost respect. Thank you Hon. Manno Schurr

Other

Comment #: FL3652
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am very concerned with the people that sit in the chair of the judge and are in charge of delivering justice without picking a site based on personal opinion. I had the opportunity to observe a case with Valerie Manno as the judge and there was a minor involved in a serious case were negligence was one of the issues along with other serious allegations that has placed this minor in danger for various occassions. She presented herself in many court appointments with out preparing in advance for the case and the petioner and the responded has had to explain everything from the beggining. In this case there was a lot of proof to cover the petition and she has decided to ignore and she is openly picking up one of the parties sides and taking into consideration the opinion of people that she has put on the case and those people have not have the courtesy of looking into the case. She is aware of the neglicence, she has heard experts confirming the proof that has been presented to her and she is still making everything to proof otherwise. In the meantime there is a minor suffering the consequences of a judge making a decision based on personal preferences. My concern is: Should the safety of a minor be placed on the hands of someone that is not taking her job description seriously? She has openly offended one of the parties and accused without any consideration into what this person is going through for the past times having to deal with the issue at court and with the daily consequences in daily life of this issue. It is very sad to oberve that the justice system that we all turn outselved into for protection ends up punishing the innocents.
I would say that it is a mistake to observe a person for only objective. If someone has a history of drugs dealing problems, bad traffic record, bad attendance with court orders, bad record with child support payment, and now is responding to court for child neglicence and this major issue, the judge should be looking at this person as a whole because all these records show that this is a person that tends to brake the law and has put a minor in danger. And this is the type of person that Valerie Manno chose to be lineate with and confort during court. Is the justice system sending a liberal message to the community and saying: hey it is okay to run a stop sign, a red light, it is okay to neglet your sons and daughters and it is okay to be late and owe child support, it is okay to be a delinquent? On the other side, the other party has a sparkling record and is doing great for the american society and this is the person that Valerie Manno decided to attack, the one that is defending a minor that was put in danger.
I hope this change soon because it is unfair that our country justice system is reduced to these opinions that I am reading below and the one that I am sadly sharing with all of you.
Despite all of this, I bless her and hope that she can find the peace and objective that our people deserve in a court of law. That the people that voted for her are expecting of her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3610
Rating:1.8
Comments:
This judge is a joke; I sat in court during her docket waiting to be heard and watched and listened to her rule completely the opposite on the same identical issue! Joke and a sorry day for kids-does she have any?

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.