Hon. George A. Sarduy See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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* 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. George A. Sarduy


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Other

Comment #: FL3701
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Sarduy is a caring, wise individual, that takes the time to listen to each party and make a fair decision.

Other

Comment #: FL3663
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Awful and unethical person. Had an extra marital affair with an attorney who he used to work with. All those cases should be thrown out. Got moved to Family court immediately after his own divorce. Not a good decision by the then Chief Judge. How can someone be fair and impartial immediately after their own divorce? But had to move him somewhere due to his unethical behavior and poor performance in Juvenile. Someone should challenge and take him off the bench in 2016. Court room demeanor is totally unprofessional. Is always late, not paying attention, making inappropriate jokes, and extremely immature. Has a terrible case of "Robitis".

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3655
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
To FL3654--posting on this website while it shows how unreasonable and uninformed Judge Sarduy is, will do your sister no good. You need to talk to an appeal attorney for your sister immediately. Appeal needs to be filed within 10 days. Best of luck to you and your sister.

Other

Comment #: FL3654
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am writing in regards to my nephew Dylan and Layla Resnick. I am the sister of Anglea Santiago. And I am aware that she had a hearing with you today. I am sending this because, I feel that she is entitled to be a mother to her children regardless of her mental state in the past. She has not once endangered the welfare of her children nor has she ever harmed, or hit her children. Every child deserves to have their biological parent in their life. And taking this away from my nephew and niece is not doing them any justice but only hurting their future. Now Paul Resnick may look like he is stable and everything in your presence however, maybe if someone were to dig in his past you would find his skeletons too. And as far as my nephew Dylan, He is not safe in the household he is at now. My nephew has been smacked and emotional abused by Paul's partner Luciana Leo which she admits to on the internet and her medical website which shes also posting my nephew's medical information. And yes she has something to do with this case because she is endangering the welfare of my nephew who has disabilities. And if something happens to him under her care then who is going to be reliable for this. This is Paul's home and I have reached out to Paul several times with my concern regarding my nephew and he has not responded back so apparently he is not worried about the welfare of my nephew either. I am his maternal aunt and I have rights to him as well. And I am Dylan and Layla's only aunt. I will fight for my nephew and niece and make sure that they get the best life possible. My family also needs to know who I am and should also be able to bond with the maternal side of the family which Paul fails to do. This is unfair to the children. I would like to have an appeal on the behalf of my sister Angela Santiago and I don't care if I have to take out a loan to fly down there to be with her for this. My babies deserve to have both parents with shared custody and partners who will treat my nephew and niece right.

Other

Comment #: FL3649
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is the worst judge ever! It is interesting that the non-attorney rating of this unfair, uncaring Judge is so low but his cronies like FL3646 rate him with a "10" to bring his rating up--or perhaps it is his staff or girlfriend writing those "10"s. He certainly does not qualify for such a score. He will not come up for election until 2016--God help the children and families he will destroy in the meantime!

Other

Comment #: FL3648
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
To my fellow readers as well as commentator FL3646. First and foremeost, how the hell would you know which side or "what attorney he likes best" ?? It seems a bit unworthy of belief that you would have any clue about who HE likes best. I guess what YOU would have US believe is that he "liked" your opposing counsel more than you and yet ruled for YOU instead ?... Wow ! Give us a break here. By the way, Congratulations on the"judge" wishing to review facts and "documentatios" is it ? Hey there's a first for everything and clearly he chose your case to actually consider the FACTS and EVIDENCE in a case and allow them a substantive roll in his ruling(s). You should be honored. A good number of us here usually have to lump his capriciousness with an attitude or arrogance chaser. Again, Congratulations !! As for him "always remaining on the bench" Seriously ? Of course you want him up there forever. It would seem that his highness chose YOU over the more likeable opposing counsel to finally rule on the facts, evidence and law as opposed to reading on his cronyism meter. Bravo judge !! If what this esquire writes is true, you finally got it right you biased mule... And FL3646 don't bank on lightning stricking twice in the same place.

Other

Comment #: FL3646
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I had a chance to go infront of judge George Sarduy. He's fair and wants facts and documentations, he's not for what attorney he likes best,or the one he doesnt. He is a very good judge and should allways remain on the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL3596
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Inappropriately and not quite legally, this judge threatens parties and non-parties alike with jail time. He walks into the courtroom with his mind made up BEFORE he hears caseseor sees any evidence. He doesn't review all filed documents and has been known to act on unsworn and heresay and, possibly ex-parte information.
I have personally seen him act in direct opposition to the best interests of the children he is responsible for. He has, in fact, jailed a parent of a runaway child, on the ASSUMPTION that the parent knew where the child was. A VERY SCARY "JUDGE".

Other

Comment #: FL3595
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I don't care where his family came from. However, I do care about the horrible life he sentenced my grandchildren to live. He also only gave 45 minutes to a so-called trial, only hearing their mother's side of the story and threatening my son with jail time if he even questioned the medical care of his children. My son is disabled and cannot afford the thousands of dollars it would take to appeal or to go back to court. Judge Sarduy is the most biased, uncaring and unfair judge I have ever observed.

Other

Comment #: FL3594
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He showed 45 min to the trial. He ruled and threatened before hearing arguments and never gave me a chance to present my case. Plainly said that I had no business in his court room. It is a tragedy that he became what prompted him or his family to leave a place located 90 miles away from Key West.

Other

Comment #: FL3588
Rating:1.0
Comments:
FL3587--a 10, seriously? I'm wondering if this rating was posted by his mother. He is the worst Judge I have ever observed or had to deal with. Guess he is preparing for his election year by getting his family and friends to post these ridiculous ratings. Nobody is perfect (10) and Judge Sarduy certainly is far from it!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3587
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best! Judge Sarduy understands the issues, takes action and is one of the most fair Judges I've seen on the bench.

Other

Comment #: FL3419
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
WOW ! To Contributor FL3418 (see below). You must have been pressed for time or, you simply did NOT wish to read ALL that has been posted below regarding this guy. Take some real time and READ. If the the ONLY conclusion which you were able to derive was that all of these postings dealt with "SHARED PARENTING" and, that they must have been posted by "women" then you're way more of an ignorant buffoon than you appear to be. Clearly, you don't consider everything before reaching a conclusion just like your subject, Sarduy. Good look with that shortsightedness of yours !!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3418
Rating:9.7
Comments:
My comments are regarding his judicial philosophy in the Family Law arena. He follows the law, which in the State of Florida since 2008 is SHARED PARENTING. I can tell the negative comments previously posted are by women that just don't get it.

Prosecutor

Comment #: FL3356
Rating:1.1
Comments:
I have worked in a few cases representing families in which Judge George Sarduy did not chose his words wisely when speaking to the majority of the people present in the court. Please be sure to file any complaints in the place where it matters:

http://www.floridabar.org/TFB/TFBResources.nsf/0/AB230E7DCCC3B75385256B29004BD6DC/$FILE/Inquiry%20Complaint%20Form.pdf?OpenElement

(That's the Florida Bar, which is the only place that your complaints will ever matter. This will ensure you a better outcome for a resolution as well.)

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3296
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He is a self-serving, egotistical blowhard who should have never put on a robe. He's rude, blind to reality when it stares him in the face, and deaf to the truth. It is disconcerting that such an individual is held in such high regard. He should be investigated and subsequently disbarred.

Other

Comment #: FL3295
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is corrupt. It is not that he has bad judgment; he is a corrupt man, and will go to any lengths to feed his ego, no matter who it hurts, including a child. I am not a party to any case, but I have investigated this judge. It is a crime.

Other

Comment #: FL3276
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I would love to join you. Unfortunately, this website does not let me email you as it says. I will file my own complaint. And you should file yours, noting that there are numerous others and that they should check the contributors to this website for further information. We all need to get together, but I don't know how we can do that.

Other

Comment #: FL3273
Rating:1.0
Comments:
All the negative remarks about this judge are absolutely true. I have seen his handiwork at first hand, and it concerned a child at risk in the custody of her pedophile father. I would like to file a formal complaint against him, and I invite anyone here who cares to join me to contact me via email from this site. This man poses a threat to the well-being of those who come before him, and especially the children over whose lives he has so much control. It is frightening.

Other

Comment #: FL3261
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
That comment was mislabeled, as I am not a lawyer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3260
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have nothing to add to what has already been said.

Other

Comment #: FL3259
Rating:3.0
Comments:
From my observation point, and for what it's worth, he tends to side with the one who spends the most and hires the more establishment good-old-guy attorney. Definitely pro-father. Hence, if the male has the dominant attorney, you can bet your bippy who gets the ear of the court. Kinda like if you play in his playground, you get his attention. If the dad's attorney has a 'cutie pie' flirtatious sidekick and the high profile lead attorney, and you're the mom -- well, you can kiss the case goodbye. If the mom left the dad, she's really in trouble if she does not have the high-priced attorney. Since the mother generally is disadvantaged in the monetary category, she tends to suffer at his hand. While he may not rule outside the law, he travels a very blurred line.

Other

Comment #: FL3257
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Thank you, contributor of comment #FL3252. Thank you for your "in-depth" and well-supported nothing. His mother probably agrees with you about him but, then again, she's his mother! What's your excuse? Listen, the next time that you get on a forum of this type, bring substance and support the way so many others have dared to do. Awarding this person your "ten little gold stars," like in kindergarten, is just not enough, my friend. You're probably not old enough to remember that I would guess. Good luck with those delusions of yours!

Other

Comment #: FL3252
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Most of the negative comments on here are inappropriate. George Sarduy is a good person and a good judge.

Other

Comment #: FL3250
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In response to the person who posted comment #FL3246: sadly, you have not read the entire string of comments on Judge Sarduy. You make some interesting observations but, in all fairness, you make them only on the Cole case. You appear to be a rational and reasonable individual. Please take some time and do some more asking and reading. I believe that you shall discover that your observations are more clearly the exception, rather than the rule. Thank you.

Other

Comment #: FL3246
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
What I don't understand is how Judge Sarduy inherited the Cole case just a couple of months ago, and now not only is being blamed for the order that was made prior to his involvement, but is now being criticized for the appellate court's decision to remove the prior order. He is conveniently labeled as a misogynist by some, and now that he put Mr. Cole in jail he is being accused of working in favor of the "money and social influence?" If money and social influence were factors, I doubt that he would have jailed Mr. Cole to begin with. In this particular case, Judge Sarduy has been an easy scapegoat for a complicated eleven-year battle. If people invested money in counseling and reconciliation, as opposed to brutal litigation, this child would have been better off, instead of undergoing this instability. In this case, and the majority of cases before, both parents have failed -- not the judicial system.

Other

Comment #: FL3244
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is pro-plaintiff when the plaintiff and the plaintiff's attorney have a lot more money to continue filing frivolous motion after frivolous motion. Money always wins in this judge's hearings. This is very bad service for the citizens of Miami-Dade. Investigate, please.

Other

Comment #: FL3243
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It is very sad to constantly hear that this Judge Sarduy has been (and still is) deliberately hurting honorable, law-abiding citizens in Miami-Dade, especially when children who are of age to speak for themselves are silenced without regard to even allowing them 5-10 minutes to express their family situation. Miami-Dade has seen far too many cases involving the DCF where a child of age to speak has turned out tragically due to our "system" and/or "judge failure." Money and social influence should not be allowed in Judge Sarduy's court. This is disgraceful, and a real investigation into this judge is warranted by his superiors and even the media.

Other

Comment #: FL3242
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This so-called judge jailed a friend of mine who has not committed a crime except to try to protect his daughter from her abusive mother from whom the child has run away several times -- a case where DCF found abuse (documented) by the mother. Yet, the judge only listens to the mother's lawyer, and he jailed a good, innocent man who is a caring, loving father for 65 days, as if he were a criminal. The judge also refuses to listen to the child, and to her older brother, who just recently turned 18. This is disgraceful!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3241
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This judge is fast becoming the Ed Newman of the Circuit Court. They don't know where to hide him next. So I guess that screwing up people's personal lives is the lesser evil.

Other

Comment #: FL3240
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A judicial review is needed regarding his handling of the Geoff and Samantha Cole case. He has no business being in family court. He could not care less about the true welfare of a child, especially Samantha Cole. He needs to be removed from the bench, and then personally sued by the Cole family.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL3236
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I agree with the comments below -- this judge is misogynistic. He is biased and vindictive on the bench, and a creepy sexual harasser off the bench. If he doesn't like an attorney, he will rule against their client.

Other

Comment #: FL3217
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This guy is a bitter misogynist ass! There's really no other way to state it. He presides with an obvious pro-male bias, which resides right there on his shoulder, while he ignores the truth when his nose is rubbed in it.

Other

Comment #: FL3216
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Yeah, the nicer comments sound kind of fake. See this? This is real.

Other

Comment #: FL3215
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have to laugh every time that I see one of these messages praising this biased, unprofessional judge. Civil litigation attorneys must have a much lower standard than the general public. This judge is the most unfair judge, and could not be following the law when he doesn't even listen to all of the evidence! If you ever have to go before him for anything, be prepared to ask for a disqualification and seek another judge immediately! We can only hope that he is kicked off the bench soon -- long before 2016 when he is up for re-election!

Other

Comment #: FL3209
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I see that he does have a great reputation, as expressed by numerous comments below.

Other

Comment #: FL3207
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have seen this judge in action. He is not fair, and does not care about the truth.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3206
Rating:9.8
Comments:
This is an excellent judge with an excellent reputation. It is disappointing to see negative reviews of such an honest, ethical and scholarly individual. Judge Sarduy and his staff are top quality. I felt compelled to write this review, as these sites are too often used by bitter litigants to vent. When judges do their job well, no one calls attention to it. Litigation brings out emotions, certainly, but the negative comments below sound like the rantings of sore losers to me! I'm sure that this comment will result in additional bitter remarks, but that will only prove my theory to be correct.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3205
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The negative comments about Judge Sarduy are reflective of the fact that he rules decisively according to the law. Attorneys and litigants much prefer judges who spend months on hearings where decisive action does not take place. He may be the sharpest judge on the bench! He is passionate about children, and not afraid to make the right decision. He is always polite and respectful, within a culture of disrespect that exists in the courts. He is a role model for other judges.

Other

Comment #: FL3159
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hoping for him to leave office won't help anyone. I want to lodge a complaint, but it would be more effective (if anyone is brave enough) to share proof of these allegations. I'm working on mine, but I'm scared to go unheard. The more people that speak up and actually file a complaint instead of submitting them to this site, the more we can have an impact on our community. Any brave souls out there with some kind of proof?

Other

Comment #: FL3157
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was a witness to what my daughter experienced with her divorce and the kids. Her ex is an attorney. He always got what he wanted, to the point that her lawyer advised her not to fight him anymore because she was wasting her money. I hope this judge doesn't do any more harm and gets off the bench. I will celebrate when that happens for the other people that have to deal with him.

Other

Comment #: FL3156
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Amen, brother! For the record, I am not and was not a party to any case, but I observed this judge's horrible demeanor and unjust verdict. He does not belong on the bench, ruling on anybody's life -- especially a child's.

Other

Comment #: FL3155
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Frankly, instead of going back and forth about the "facts" in your prior cases heard by this impostor, it would be simpler to acknowledge the endless and self-serving acts of this narcissistic ass on a power trip. "Bitter?" You're damn right! He's a biased buffoon with a robe and the unfortunate authority and power that go with it. The only "children" this "judge" cares about are those who are represented by his best campaign contributors. What a surprise, huh?

Other

Comment #: FL3154
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Comment on 3147: you are offensive and bitter. I've learned that in Family Court nothing is black or white. Usually both parents contribute to creating a bad situation for children. Take responsibility for your actions, rather than spreading your venom on a judge that really cares about children.

Other

Comment #: FL3147
Rating:1.0
Comments:
To comment number 3140: are you kidding? Perhaps he has done an about-face in the last year, but I doubt it. You are obviously a friend of his, or his girlfriend, whichever. He sentenced two children to a life in captivity with their felon mother having full medical custody without even hearing the father's testimony. She had these children declared disabled for her own financial gain and is still using them to get free schooling, daycare, food, etc. Yeah, he is really a big help to those two children. Their mother's use of them and having them declared disabled (especially the boy, who she claims is suffering from mental issues) and putting them on strong medication against the father's wishes (anti-depressants, etc.) will follow them the rest of their lives and cause them severe problems when they are adults. She doesn't care as long as she is getting the freebees -- and Judge Sarduy helped her do this to these children.

Other

Comment #: FL3140
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I have read the comments on this judge and felt compelled to write. He is a true gentleman on the bench: caring, tolerant and very fair. He is one of the most child-oriented judges before whom I have ever testified. It is amazing how the Internet is used to vent the venom of people who simply have to have it their way. The degree of the viciousness in these comments tells me that he is doing his job. Kudos to Judge Sarduy for caring about the children of this county, as is his duty.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2978
Rating:6.7
Comments:
A wonderful judge, a bit quirky but fair, and has a great sense of humor. He needs a new watch, but in fairness he made up the time for us to have our full time allotted. Knows the law, and cares for children's issues. He belongs in the family division! He is very interested in maintaining continuity for children. Great relationship with his staff and respects them as well. It will be a sad day if he ever leaves the family division.

Other

Comment #: FL2961
Rating:10.0
Comments:
It was refreshing to appear before a judge that cared. He took the time to collect all the facts and was just in his decision.

Other

Comment #: FL2849
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He will not be up for re-election until 2016--however, a complaint to the Supreme Court is definitely in order. I could care less about his personal life, but his disrespect and ignorance in the courtroom is unforgiveable!!!!

Other

Comment #: FL2848
Rating:1.0
Comments:
ignominious, disreputable excuse for a judge. Someone has given this poor excuse for a judge the control over people's lives. Ruins all our lives yet has a girlfriend that can be his daughter. He is a disgrace to us men and a disgrace to the judicial system. Im sure what day he will get his own with his kid girlfriend!If any of you figure out how we can make sure he is not relected please advise so I can help get him off the bench!

Other

Comment #: FL2835
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
For commentor FL2833. I can appreciate your concern regarding being set up. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Just as soon as I can provide he and you the means to contact me privately, I will. By the way, when you communicate through this site your email address is not revealed. FYI

Other

Comment #: FL2827
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
ALREADY THOUGHT OF THAT BUT UNFORTUNATELY HE DOESN'T COME UP FOR ELECTION UNTIL 2016. THINK OF THE DAMAGE HE CAN DO TO DEFENSELESS CHILDREN IN THAT LENGTH OF TIME. YOU CAN BET I AND EVERYONE I KNOW WILL BE OUT THERE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST HIM WHEN HE COMES UP FOR ELECTION!!!!

Other

Comment #: FL2826
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Bailiff's name is "Cesar" and YES what Commentor No. 2780 wrote is absolutely true. The bailiff is worse than Cindy on the Brady Bunch Show. An immature and whiny little weasle of a person. In any case, in response to FL 2825's comment below, THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE DONE, VOTE HIS UNDESERVING, INCOMPETENT AND ARROGANT BUT OFF THE BENCH !!! THAT'S WHAT CAN BE DONE.

Other

Comment #: FL2825
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
IS THERE NOTHING THE LEGAL COMMUNITY IN OUR CITY AND STATE CAN DO ABOUT THIS SO-CALLED JUDGE AND HIS UNACCEPTABLE ACTIONS AND BEHAVIOR??????

Other

Comment #: FL2824
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
What a disgusting, bias, despicable insult to our profession. What do you expect from an arrogant, unprofessional fool who has not respect for his courtrooom. Its simply amazing that someone has the authority to rule over people's lives when his is a hot mess. Now leaves his other relationship for another women. He is an insult to men, lawyers and judges. Hope one day the system catches up to him and destroys his life like he does to others!

Other

Comment #: FL2809
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man is grossly biased towards men. He is Draconian and a tyrant. I personally witness h aim return s 12 year old runaway girl to her father, who not only admitted, nut bragged, under oath about being a pedophile in 2 separate court proceedings. Don't speak in front of his bailiff outside the courtroom because bits & pieces are relayed to this judge, which hearsay will be illegally held against you. By the same token, believe NOTHING the bailiff says outside court because he lies. I know this first hand.

Other

Comment #: FL2780
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Este juez es una verguenza para el sistema judicial de este estado. No hay duda cuando se presenta un abogado a divorciarse que favorece en todo a ellos, incluyendo el bienestar de los ninos.
Ojala que un dia se vea en esa situacion con el divorcio de un hijo para que entienda todo el dano que hace.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL2755
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Got kicked out of Juvenile Court because Administrative Judge Prescott couldn't handle his laziness and ineptitude. Numerous complaints. Even though the staff generally like him, they can't make up enough excuses for his non-professional conduct.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2754
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not rime or reason, rude, arrogant, inattentive, unprofessional, a black eye on the entire legal system. Should be leading a prison gang.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2730
Rating:1.0
Comments:
There is no Honor for this wimp, lame and despicable person! Always late and unprepared, texting his bimbos, making stupid jokes that nobody cares about! He has a big complex of inferiority fully demonstrated by his arrogant and disrespectful demeanor. Karma will get him back and he will receive what he deserves from his new mistress!!!

Other

Comment #: FL2685
Rating:3.0
Comments:
To comment L2682--are you denying that Judge Sarduy jokes with his staff, texts, and shows his bailiff things on his cell phone during court and ignores the testimony being presented??? The attorneys and parties who appear in court are not allowed to use their cell phones during court and he should not either. He needs to pay attention and maybe so many people wouldn't be unhappy with his unfair and biased rulings. He might make the right one sometimes if he actually listened to the testimony. I could care less about his personal life, but he needs to take his job more seriously.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2684
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
FL2682 what is amazing how you are the only on here that defends him. Read the rest and realize he is a horrible human being and definately very far from being a good judge. A Judge should know law not go by personal experience. Nobody is being judgmental they are facts. His personal life???? That is a joke! He found his girlfriend the same way with the "hit list" and lunch date while he was married. That is not a lie its facts and everyone knows it. That is why there is karma and she is getting done to her what she did as well. He should not be a Judge and is heartless as a human being!

Other

Comment #: FL2682
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I find it amazing how all of you take the time to sit here and bash Judge Sarduy because you might not have liked the ruling on your case. If someone writes something nice you automatically assume he is trying to date them. By your comments I can see you dont know Judge Sarduy. If you did you would not be saying any of the things you are. Everyone is entitled to make mistakes in their personal lives. He takes his job serious and is a very caring, loving individual. Sad that you obviously do not really know him and are passing judgement on someone for no reason.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2681
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Arrogant, disrespectful, rude, totally biased, no manners at all, always texting and denying doing so (when questioned about it), making lame jokes that not even his staff cares about, ALWAYS LATE, with no respect to other people's time, leading the party that he cares about, etc,. etc. What a disgrace representing the court... He should be removed at once from the bench, because the robe he wears makes him act with total court brutality..!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2658
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Thank you for setting the last attorney/contributor staright! You beat me to the punch. What she may not have naively realized is that she was perhaps already being sized-up and getting placed on his now infamous dating "hit list". Did he tell you how much he suffered during his own recent divorce? Good luck kid !! You're gonna need it. And, on the date too.

Other

Comment #: FL2657
Rating:1.0
Comments:
FL2652 Are you kidding me? You admit that his staff is "goofy". Well, so is he! So you had a flawed case, that does not allow this so-called Judge to text, use his cell phone and totally ignore testimony that is so important to people in his courtroom. He denies both mothers and fathers their rights when it comes to their children. Give me a break!

Other

Comment #: FL2652
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I had the absolute Pleasure of being infront of Judge Sarduy. After reading all of the commentary listed below, I simply can not believe any of it. I guess they are just bitter, that the law didnt favor their case. I personally did not come out victorious. However, at the time, I didnt comprehend where he ruled from, but after the hearing I went online and did my research on my particular case style and I accepted the ruling. He took the time to make sure I fully understood the ruling and repeatedly asked if I had any other questions. He allowed me time to ask any questions. By far the most sincere man I have ever encountered. His court staff, while goofy and playful, were very respectful and courteous. I say totally disregard the comments below and come into his courtroom at ease as he is not biased towards men, or aloof or dozing off. Judge Sarduy, If you should be reading this... While I wanted you to rule in my favor, i now understand why you couldnt. I appreciate your demeanor and kind words. I totally respect you.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2574
Rating:2.2
Comments:
George Sarduy should not be a judge. He is not objective, he's petty, he jumps to conclusions, he seems to have a weird complex from being a former clerk, avoid him at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2532
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This "JUDGE" is a FARCE. I was preparing to list ALL of the reasons that this individual disgraces the bench with his arrogance, ineptitude, bias and bravado. However, many have done much of that here already. This man is not merely ignorant of Florida Family Laws per se but, he also insults the intelligence and experience of the practioners before him as he makes up and applies his own "law" along the way. I was present recently while this "judge" completely disregarded and turned a deaf ear to an attorney's argumnets while he incessantly texted from the bench. On other ocassions, this "judge" has telegraphed his biases by refusing to hear a female litigant's argument(s) when it was the only legally sufficient, well-founded and substantiated argument being presented. As if this were not enough, I have witnessed this so called "arbitor of fact" introduce or otherwise inject anecdotes and comparisons relating to HIS OWN recent divorce into several evidentiary hearings being presented before him. Not enough you say? .... This "judge" has even inappropriately referred to a male litigant as "this poor man" in open court and on the record without so much as hearing or considering a single speck of evidence or a syllable of testimony in the matter presented. Quite frankly, he actually used to have some scuples and spine when he was a lowly court clerk at the Metro Justice building in the early eighties. Now, he is just a bitter and soured man who happens to have the robe and the power to disregard the sign above his head and, simply side with the element of Testosterone every time. This man is making unfair rulings and determinations on people's lives on a daily basis. His cynicism and derision should not continue to go unchecked. If you have been wronged by this judge's bias and misfeasance, then do your part as I have done and file a complaint with Florida Judicial Oversight Committee and/or the Florida Supreme Court.

George Sarduy if you ever read these comments, TRY to remember that you're up there to do what is right, not to even up a score.

The Hon. in front of your name must be earned. God knows that at this rate, you never will.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2527
Rating:8.4
Comments:
He gets in trouble because he's so easy-going & "regular" in his courtroom manner rather than being superior & dictatorial like so many others. His "of the people" demeanor allows for fearless criticism over adverse rulings. It also can mask his true intellect & concern for basic principles such as relocation drives a wedge through parent-child relationships. There is no obvious partiality with this judge. 2 out of 3 cases in which I was involved he sided with mom, and he was correct in all 3 rulings although not all rulings favored my client. He has NEVER disrespected a lawyer in my presence & only has called litigants on the carpet when they get out of line. We need to trust more judges like him to do this job so the world would be a more logical place. Judge Sarduy just needs to trust himself to do the job he has a knack for. Oh, and don't let windbags talk for an hour on motion calendar after he's already ruled - that's lawyers taking advantage of one of the few nice judges with a big heart!

Other

Comment #: FL2421
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I was mistaken by misinformation in an earlier post: Judge Sarduy DOES have his JD. However, from the way he presides, one would never know it and I still plan to file a complaint against him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2418
Rating:1.0
Comments:
PRO MALE. COMPLETE CHAUVINIST. Be very careful with this "judge".

Other

Comment #: FL2417
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have worked in Family Law for over 25 years and, with the sole exception of Judge Cindy Lederman, I have never seen a more outrageous judge. He IS biased towards fathers. He makes decisions and rulings based on hearsay. He doesn't read the filings in his cases. His courtroom behavior and demeanor are astonishing. He has never been to law school, rather holds a Bachelors in Criminology. What he is doing on a Family Court bench is so far beyond me.. The judiciary is very hard up for anyone to work in the Family Division because of a multitude of deaths and transfers of judges that they have resorted to this person who couldn't practice in front of a bench. Complaints should be forwarded to the Florida Judicial Oversight Committee. Right after mine.

Other

Comment #: FL2274
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This man needs to go back to some other area of the law! He was totally inept and clueless on family dynamics! He totally disrespected our entire team including our daughter, her siblings, our expert witnesses as well as my husband and myself! A recently divorced judge with no children and experience only in juvenile court has no business over-ruling the decision of the Honorable Judge Fiero! Sarduy was far too busy texting, emailing and dozing off to even pay attention! Would have thought his order of Cuban coffee would have waked him enough to be alert to ruining lives and aligning himself with a guy suffering from NPD! He spent more time fraternizing with his cohorts and employees than listening! BTW We ARE filing a complaint against him as well as his friend Dr. Firpy!

Other

Comment #: FL2273
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Unprofessional, lack of dignity and decorum in the courtroom, biased in favor of fathers. He was texting and emailing during the procedure, not to mention he was "nodding off" during expert witness testimony

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2255
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Sarduy is a great judge in many ways. He cares, and he will always make the time to hear a case. But in response to the comments being posted.... try being one of the attractive female attorneys who appear in front of him. If you flirt back with him or say yes to one of his "lunch invites," you cross a line and raise eyebrows among your fellow bar members. But if you say no, you risk repercussions or a decision being made against your client. It's easy for you all to call his behavior unprofessional. I call it sexual harassment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2212
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Most arrogant, inept judge on the bench. Never prepared, always late. Texts during court, flirts with the any pretty girl in his courtroom. And completely WRONG about the law in way too many situations to cite here. The Adminstrative Judge needs to send someone into his courtroom to witness his COMPLETELY bipolar behavior and antics. Review his rulings, talk to his staff and bailiffs. There is not a noble, unbiased, 'respect for the law and our legal process' bone in his body. He should be sitting on a bench in traffic court, not ruling to affect these people's lives.

Other

Comment #: FL2126
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Sarduy needs to pay attention to his cases and stop playing and joking around with his bailiff, court reporter, or pretty girls in the courtroom. His carrying on and ruling without the facts is totally unacceptable. Two cases have been reported in the last month where he did this. I think it is time for the Administrative Judge to have a talk with this Judge or perhaps all of the people he has done this to should file complaints with the Bar and Supreme Court! At the very least he should recuse himself from these cases and his rulings should be set aside. His cases should be reheard by a fair and impartial judge.

Other

Comment #: FL2117
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is not ruling based on facts, but rather based on his mood or based on how he's going to look in the eyes of a 25yo bimbo law intern sitting next to him during the hearing.
He was not listening to the case, but was flirting and whispering back and forth with the pretty intern and showing her his phone pictures.
DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!
Judge Sarduy, if you are reading this.... Please pay attention to whats going on in your room, you are ruling peoples lives for God's sake!

Other

Comment #: FL2064
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is obviously biased and does not make fair and impartial rulings. He bases his decisions on his past experiences and not on fact. He recently verbally attacked handicapped father for simply taking off his glasses during court and staring. I guess he just didn't like his appearance. Judge Sarduy needs to step back and take a long look at his habit of makin snap decisions based on appearance rather than hearing the case out and weighing the evidence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1520
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A very bright, industrious, and fair judge. Exhibits a great deal of caring and compassion in a very diffiult area of the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL321
Rating:3.7
Comments:
Very nice, has a great temperament, but he's always late! Needs to speed up his calendars. They are so slow - simple matters take forever. He needs to read the law - he makes rulings from his emotions and not the law. Hopefully he will develop into a good judge. He is new.