Hon. Dennis J. Murphy See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Dennis J. Murphy


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5196
Fair Judge


Comment #: FL5184
I can only hope that Judge Dennis Murphy will come back has one of the poor unfortunate long suffering animals to find themselves in Yonisley Garcia, illegal slaughter house. Shame on you Judge Murphy your lack of understanding of human decency is apparent once again.


Comment #: FL4031
My mother was killed a year ago today judge Murphy close out the case and granted the girl that hit an run her whale she was out on bond for killing a man standing out his car.I could'nt believe it.judge with no since.I rate him a 1 and that's because I have a good heart


Comment #: FL3890
Such an unfair judge, if he does not like you he will rule against you . He has only his own divorce and alimony issues on his mind. Incompetent and arrogant . Heaven forbid you need him to allow for a DNA motion prepare yourself as he will deny it. Find a way to recruse if you can and make sure you file it with in ten days of his prejudice denial or incorrect ruling. If you unfortunately end up in his court room it's going to be a long road ahead of you with lots of bumps.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2269
Judge Murphy is the best criminal judge In Miami-Dade County. He is extremely fair and knows the law.

I've been doing this since 1985, have done this work as a prosecutor, attorney in private practise and as an Assistant Public Defender, and I know whereof I speak.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1996
Best criminal judge in Miami-Dade County. Fair, knows the law, not afraid to make unpopular decisions (but decisions that are nonetheless right). Does not buy into the political game that plagues the Miami-Dade judiciary. Above all things, he is polite and respectful to all who appear before him. He has ruled in my favor, he has ruled against me, but he has always treated me well. Being polite and professional to attorneys goes a long way, judges. Take a cue from Dennis Murphy.


Comment #: FL1537
He let Donte Stallworth slide. 30 days in jail for killing a pedestrian? He lied to the police and the police report indicates Stallworth said "he hit the man lying in the road," yet had time to flash his lights before hitting him. Donte is a liar and a scoundrel with big bucks.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1057
Never met a plaintiff that he liked, horrendous judicial temperament, poor grasp of legal issues.