Hon. Beatrice Butchko See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.2 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 2 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. Beatrice Butchko


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6497
She seems emotionally unstable. Her mood can swing from one extreme to the other at the flip of a switch.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4421
Her inappropriate and immature attitude should be left at home. There's no need for overreacting and making a show in court, especillay in proving benign points. She's guilty of creating and contributing to the very reason many female judges are highly critized and eventually not respected. Emotional rulings do not belong in court. Fair and just rulings are what the tax payers need and deserve. And no, she is not attractive, as some needing corrective eye wear may claim. Her thick, meaty nose and strung out hair are horrendous.


Comment #: FL4215
She was great as she made the other side look like fools for bringing a frivolous court action.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3761
She is one of most difficult Judges at this moment at Miami Dade County
Acting Pro bank 100%
Abusing her Position as part Qualification Committee and Assistant Administrative Judge
Permitting Bank perpetrate Fraud acting as co-conspirator with all evidence in her hands
Denied an Evidentiary hearing more than 1 1/2 year
She should be removed form Foreclosure and civil proceedings

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2814
VEry conservative, but a terrific judicial demeanor and has the goods. One of our better circuit court judges. Even though I've never gotten a favorable ruling from this judge, and obviously don't agree with all of her rulings, she listens, tries to be fair, and treats everyone with dignity and respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1862
Woeks towards fairness. Was familiar with new case law affecting the Motion. Read motion and opposition. Well prepared. Listens to each party.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1847
She's fair. I would say that from my experience, she has the propensity to be very stern and controlling of all matters before her so that it dictates total fairness to both sides. A wonderful judge. She gives all sides the opportunity to present their case. She requires both sides to not be coy in their disclosure of facts, as she should be, and I'd say I have a lot of respect for her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1841
She is well prepared and even handed. Can be a bit testy. No nonsense in her courtroom. She is relatively new to the civil division but so far so good.