Hon. Dava J. Tunis See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Dava J. Tunis


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4029
Judge Tunis has been wonderful! She's not a defense judge and she's not a state judge. She's down the line. She does the BEST jury selection of any judge I've been in front of in say 20 years. Watch her transition to a higher court.


Comment #: FL3949
Horrible judge!! She is unprofessional, rude, and very harsh on sentencing young adults. I was and still am extremely disappointed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2664
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Tunis has been a big disappointment. Had potential to be a great judge. Micromanages each case so nothing gets done and cant make up her mind or rule with authority. As a Public Defender her work was well regarded by her pears. As a judge she has lost the respect of the criminal bar.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1229
An all-around good judge. Always a pleasure to appear before. Hopefully, she'll be on the bench for a long time.