Hon. Leon M. Firtel See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.7 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 1 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. Leon M. Firtel


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4020
Glad he retired for the sake of litigants. A nasty, angry man with a God complex that doesn't listen to reasonable arguments. Makes decisions as if pulled from the air, ignores irrefutable evidence, and is swayed by hearsay that fits his perception of events while ignoring the proof to the contrary. While ordering me to anger management he was screaming at me. Quite ironic that he could get away with this as I'm sure I'm not the only one to put up with his severe anger issues and omnipotence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2534
Overall, an excellent judge.


Comment #: FL2355
He has a temper problem and raises his voice and needs to learn to control himself. I can't say he's unknowledgeable about the law, but sure could use some anger management or classes on how to act professional. He gets a thrill out of yelling at people. He's never disrespected me personally but I've seen his true colors. He needs meds or something.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1815
when is his gig up. someone has to run against him. has he ever had to campaign?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1804
extremely biased and prejudiced, rude, obnoxious, mean, nasty, does not care about the law, does not know the law, does not follow the law, does not follow procedure, corrupt, crooked, it is just unbelievable that a person like this is a judge..