Hon. Daniel Wilensky See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Clay County
4th Circuit
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General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Other

Comment #: FL3662
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Dan Wilensky is awful. Please get him out before something really bad happens to a child because he doesn't want to use common sense. He doesn't make decisions that's in the best interest of the child.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3661
Rating:1.0
Comments:
JUDGE DAN WILKENSKY NEEDS TO BE DISMISSED AS A JUDGE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS JUDGE AND A STOP TO HIM HURTING INNOCENT CHILDREN. HE IS A DISGRACE! Oh how funny how so many posts have been deleted...quilty conscious prevail!

MY EMAIL - luvfloridabeachgal@yahoo.com

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3660
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
JUDGE DAN WILKENSKY NEEDS TO BE DISMISSED AS A JUDGE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE WILLING TO PUT A STOP TO THIS AND A STOP TO HIM HURTING INOCENT CHILDREN. HE IS A DISGRACE! Oh how funny how so many posts have been deleted...quilty conscious prevail!

MY EMAIL - luvfloridabeachgal@yahoo.com

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3566
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is a fair judge. In my case he reviewed the evidence and protected the child. He has ordered treatment for my son's drug addicted mother. He is not a judge that will allow a parent to choose pills over a child. If you are a female complaining about this judge you better look in the mirror and straighten your life out. My son is doing excellent now, 0thanks to this Judge. Thank you Sir

Other

Comment #: FL3521
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judges all though I cant stand this one! I have done my homework! They are not elected here. So dont wait for that to happen. They are not watched or governed by any authority. I talked with several people at the supreme court, the best thing to do is to have your lawyers contact the appellate courts to complain and immediately after. Another good thing to do is political!!!! Contact your congressman/woman, contact. Your senator contact your governor contact your coucilmans. Write everything about the case include the transcripts if possible AND THE CASE #. Remember the transcripts has everything that was said by everyone including the judge. Include the appeal. I have had him he is pro daddy. Its been 6 years still. It wii not stop till some one takes him down!!!. In my case he has hurt 3 chilfdren by taking away a brother from his sister and brother, the other family will not have any thing to do with us and doesnt care that he has siblings! My daughter had a car accident and passed away so please make arragements now even if you dont think you need to. I thought he would have a big family however ends up that we lost two family members not one.
I wish everyone GOOD LUCK!!!

Other

Comment #: FL3518
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Mr. Wilensky, cannot even call him honorable, that is reserved for those who try to do the "right thing." To those of you who feel he is pro-daddy I have to disagree, as I just saw him do the same thing to my stepson. Although the child's mother has many traffic violations against her, is being charged by the state for child neglect, was investigated by a hospital contact team. He refused to listen to the evidence in the custody case and gave her right to see the child. Once again in Florida and Clay County, our children's future and well being is being compromised by a judge who feels he is sitting on the right hand of God the Almighty. He not only re4fused to listen to the facts, he also told my son's lawyer, a female, "to sit down and shut up" The state needs to investigate and dismiss the arrogant individuals from their positions of authority. To many children are dying at the hands of our so called "Honorable" servers of justice. I am worried for my grandson's life with this woman. People such as Daniel Wilensky are making the easy decisions, disregarding the facts, instead of ruling in the child's best interest. Shame on him. Hope he sleeps well.

Other

Comment #: FL3477
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge is all for the male side and let's you know it.He does not listen to the other side. The Appelete Court agreed with us and said turn over the child. They did not. The Supreme Court not once but twice said turn over the Child. He has know standing this is a fla case.But they live in penn and it is commonwelth state and Judge Wilensky does not like that answer so won't do it. He don't listen to the Appelete or the Surpreme. SO WHY DOES JUDGE DANIEL L WILENSKY GET TO DO WHAT HE WANTS. HE IS NOT FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD. ONLY THAT HE WILL ALWAYS AGREE WITH THE FATHER.HE SHOULD NOT BE A JUDGE. HE GAVE HIM STANDING AND THE JUDGE IN PENN GAVE HIM COUSTODY. WHEN WE ALREADY WON HERE IN FLA. WHERE IS THE LAW ARE WE JUST ALL CROOKED . HOW VERY SAD.

Other

Comment #: FL3463
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This so called Judge robbed my niece of her daughter. Everything pointed to her ex-husband as being a horrible father yet he got custody-she doesn't have any rights to her!? This Wilensky is racist and needs to be prosecuted! I can not believe this is going on in the US!

Other

Comment #: FL3430
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is the absolute most unfair judge of all judges ever. He is pro daddy and cruel in his judgements. Just because a dad says things to please him, like I have turned my life around he takes them at their word. With no proof.With all the complaints this judge has, how is he still sitting on his throne. He should be excused and (rightfully so) before next election.Too many children are affected by that length of time.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3355
Rating:2.0
Comments:
If you are a male, he is a great judge. If you are a female, he is a very poor judge -- do anything you can possibly do to get your case out of his courtroom.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3226
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Report him! The more people that report him, the better chance that we have for getting him thrown off the bench.

He is pro-daddy, and everyone in the system knows it. I am a mother that lost her daughter for doing absolutely nothing wrong, and I can prove it!

If you have a complaint about judicial conduct, the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) is the independent agency created by the Florida Constitution to review certain kinds of complaints involving judicial conduct. The contact information for the JQC is:

Judicial Qualifications Commission
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Tallahassee, Florida 32303-6224
Telephone: 850-488-1581

Websites: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/jqc.shtml#Information
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Litigant

Comment #: FL3201
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I totally agree with you! He does not care about the law; he makes up his own rules and goes by his own opinions.

Litigant

Comment #: FL3200
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is incompetent. He does not know the law, the evidence code or procedure. He appears to be senile.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3168
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If the Honorable Judge above (Wilensky) is reading this comment, here is a list of foreign decrees or judgments from other countries (not states) that have all been recognized and domesticated in the United States: divorce decrees, marriages, child adoption, restraining orders, property sales, and so on. I am not stupid, but you treated me like I was. Not all women are stupid, you know. I am not a lawyer, but one thing I know is that you do not just domesticate foreign orders from another state. Foreign orders from other countries are domesticated every day, and it should just be a common practice. But just to show your power, you chose to put it down, to punish the victim of this case and give freedom to the aggressor.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3167
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
You are correct! There is nothing we can do. One man determines our fate, and the fate of our children, our friends and our families. When Judge Wilensky makes a decision, it doesn't affect just the person in the hot seat in the courtroom -- it affects everyone around them. (Including the children he chooses not to protect.) He is pro-daddy and that is apparent. I can almost guarantee you that this comment will be deleted too. I made it clear in simple terms and included a brief statement on what happened and it was deleted. And an address to report him given to me by the Attorney General's Office.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3166
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am not a criminal defense lawyer -- I just didn't change my occupation to "Other." For my comment, the judge doesn't recognize anything. That option is easy to miss doing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3165
Rating:1.2
Comments:
We are lost in the hands of some authority in the world.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3164
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He doesn't recognize anything! Even if the truth slapped him in the face, he would ignore it and do what he wants, because he can.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3163
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
By the way, here is his excuse for not accepting my plea: "Other than Florida, the District of Columbia and Indian Tribes, or a commonwealth or territory owned by the U.S., this Court cannot recognize a foreign judgement from another country." Oh my God -- he just denied all the parameters of international law, as determined by the United Nations and the U.S. Constitution. Read Statute No. 11.340/2006 -- international law accepted by all countries as part of the United Nations agreement. This is a protective measure enforceable throughout the world. But he did not recognize it.

Other

Comment #: FL3162
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My comments are always deleted. I say it just like it is, just like everyone else here. Do my comments deal that much with touchy subjects? This is a review board, is it not?

Other

Comment #: FL3161
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Wilensky doesn't even understand about law. He wrote a one-page denial letter for the domestication of a foreign judgement that was issued by a Supreme Court of another country that is basically just a restraining order. By U.S. law and international laws stated by the United Nations, the domestication of a foreign judgement is just a formality. There is no money involved in it. It is just a protection order. But while my life is in danger because this judge did not want to recognize it and enforce this order, he has no worries and treats us as a powerless, insignificant underclass compared to his status, with no consideration and respect for our lives.

Other

Comment #: FL2947
Rating:1.0
Comments:
when i walked into the court room an it was my turn to talk the judge told me to shut up he already knows the case... i have heard that my daughters mother aunt works at the court house and remains friends with daniel wilensky... I now have not seen my daughter in 2 years.. Plus i had no allegations againist me and she 9 allegations and still never completely finished her plan to receive custody. i think this judge should be forced down off his stand...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2937
Rating:3.6
Comments:
Judge Wilensky granted 90,000 in legal fees on a case with $800 damages, was overturned on an abuse of discretion standard by the First DCA - and we ultimately had to pay nearly $40,000 at mediation to avoid letting him mess it up twice and go through appeal again.

Other

Comment #: FL2586
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
November 2012 – VOTE JUDGE WILENSKY OUT!
I know the title says Honorable, but that is not the case. He is supposed to do what is right for the children, but if you are a woman and trying to do what is best, you can forget having things seen your way or ruled in your favor. My ex has violated order after order and has lied, but the judge doesn't care about enforcing anything. I bet if I had violated the order, I would have been fast tracked to the jail. I asked to have my child in the learning portion of daycare all week, but because of her age & my ex is available, he ruled against that and stated it's not rocket science. Early learning does start before VPK!!!! When this case was first presented, he did a 50/50 time sharing even though that is not in the best interest of the child. Judge Wilensky also ordered a custody evaluation. I completed everything, but my ex didn't do anything, and the judge didn't seem to care that the "father" couldn't follow the order & participate in the evaluation for the minor child. Every time we were in his court room, we had to repeat things, because he doesn't listen. He wasn't prepared for any of the times we were in his court room. His lack of preparation and listening makes going to court useless. Judge Wilensky is making a mockery of the family court circuit and needs to be voted off the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2554
Rating:1.6
Comments:
It took a 15 minute phone hearing to have primary custody of my children taken away from me, supposedly temporarily, pending the outcome of a DCF allegation my ex brought up against my current wife. The DCF allegation was proven unfounded. Nonetheless, even with an attorney, it took 2 YEARS to get to a custody trial. During hearings and the actual trial he repeatedly asked for the attorneys / witnesses to repeat themselves because he missed statements because he was perusing God-only-knows-what on the computer at his "throne". At one point - and I wish I were making this up - he interrupted testimony so that he could turn off his cell phone which had audibly rang.

At the end of the full-day trial he stated that he was going to review the evidence further and provide a ruling within the next two or three days. SEVEN MONTHS passed until finally he was contacted by both my ex's attorney and my attorney in a joint status hearing asking when a verdict could be expected. He admitted to forgetting about the trial, and "promptly" re-reviewed the written evidence and granted a straight 50/50 split after determining that neither my current wife nor myself were a "threat" to my children. He left my children in limbo and very nearly destroyed my marriage by his sloven irresponsibility.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2370
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Dan Wilensky only has his opinion does not look at anything else, Does not listen to the appeals court and does not base his dission on Law!

Other

Comment #: FL2369
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I would like Dan Wilensky looked into especially on this matter. Please look at appeal case# ID10-5342. As the appeal says the child was born into an intact marriage and the child should be sent back to his legal father and the bio father has no standing and no parental rights! Well the bio father never returned the child! Then the bio father is going to file a motion to intervine! Dan Wilensky said he has a standing to intervine, this would be overriding what the appeals court said! Now the bio father (who has only seen the child 2 times in his life, before my daughter died!)wants Dan Wilensky to transfer the case to PA from FL. This is not right or legal! Dan Wilensky has lost his way as a Judge and needs to be removed! I have no money to appeal again, however I am looking into some help!

Other

Comment #: FL2346
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Add another family to Judge Wilensky's wall of shame.

He is so "pro-father" that he doesn't take into account ANY of the facts of the case, or the well-being of the children. If something happens to these children, the blood will be on his hands.
Wilensky is certainly not a servant of the people, he is a SELF SERVING !*%!$!&@.
He has banished these children to a life of poverty, neglect, abuse and government assistance.
Very very sad day. I have lost ALL faith in Wilensky and the judicial process, and I will tell my story to anyone who will listen to try to have this man removed from his position as a Judge.
He has ruined enough lives.

Other

Comment #: FL2288
Rating:1.0
Comments:
When it comes to whether our children are being placed in a safe environment Judge Wilensky does not care to find out. Its all about following the state law. And that state law is the Father has the right to have his child. What happened to the welfare of the child? He is pro father and that is great if the father is has a clean record and is a standing citzen in the community. Closed court hearings not letting the immedicate family set in for the hearing should be on the parties involved wanting them not the servant of the people. Judge Wilensky needs his cases reviewed by another superior that can see that he is not investigating these cases before making his decision. What happens when a child is hurt, dies on his watch and yes, it is his watch being its a court order. I am a disabled veteran's wife and my grandchildren are very important and the welfare of the children should always come first. What is happening in the world when adults come first and our children come last. Believe me I am passing the word to pull the lever to unelect Judge Wilensky.

Other

Comment #: FL2141
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge handed two children from a happy home over to a dead beat dad all based on his opinion AND admitted he was an advocate of fathers rights.  How about being an advocate of the better parent???  The one that didn't walk out for years at a time, loved, insured the child had a happy home, well-educated, etc.  He completely disregarded the father had a history of child abandonment, drug and alcohol abuse.  All recent history and the judge wouldn't even consider.  Dad showed up for court and that was enough.  He felt the mother was the reason the children were afraid of him--openly shared on the stand.  He decided in one hour and now a family will pay a lifetime.  If any attorneys read this and know most effective way to report, please share.  I would love to stop him from ruining another family.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2067
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Wilkensky is notg a fair judge. He is bipartial aagainst women.I have been inside the tcourthouse about five times and he shows favor to to the males. No favors to t he woman. Supreme court needs to reavailate his position. He does allow know how to be fair. \he gave my kids temp 100% custody to a man that has physically and emotionally, mentally abused me.Have neglected the kids and judge wilkensky did not even care.

Other

Comment #: FL1994
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What a disservice this Judge has done to the citizens of clay county. If you feel as strongly as I do about what was done in your case please file a complaint with the Florida Supreme Court. I am filing my complaint hoping something will be done to stop this Judge from harming another innocent child with his heartless and biased rulings.

Other

Comment #: FL1991
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Wilensky is pro-fathers rights. That is okay if the father is doing the right thing for the child. I have a 7 y/o in common with a monster. I have dealt with my ex for almost two years. He has come to my home, damaged my property, he and his friends have continuously harassed me and my girlfriend via text and phone calls and threatened to kill us. These are just a FEW things we have gone through. I finally hired an attorney to stop this and have been slapped in the face by Judge Wilensky. We recently went to court and he basically said that my ex has the right to do what ever he wants and I should stop damaging my child. Now the harrassment has become even worse. It is scary to see a court system that allows scumbag fathers such as the one I am dealing with a free ride to do what ever they want and not be held accountable for their actions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1974
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It makes me want to throw up the comment about how it is all about the children. I have had several people in the judicial system review my case and they are horrified with the decisions that this Judge made. People have asked me, why does this Judge hate you so much? I honestly have no idea but he hates my kids too, obviously. He ruling provides no support for my chid that has been abandoned by their bio parent and left it up to me to figure it out on my own. I would have been better off to have stayed married then have gone in front of this horrible Judge. I really hope more investation is done into his domestic cases and that all of the innocent children that he has so messed up get the justice they deserve!

Other

Comment #: FL1973
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the best judges Clay County has to offer for deciding on where the children should be in a difficult situation. He is not a old school judge!

Other

Comment #: FL1972
Rating:9.0
Comments:
All about the children and that is how all judges should be. Great judge for deciding what would be best for the kids. He has one of the hardest jobs there is and does it very well. I have sat in on many cases and seen the rulings he has made and agree with him about 90% of the time. Once again......its all about the CHILDREN!

Other

Comment #: FL1966
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is so pro father it makes me ill. He will do anything a biological father wants, regardless of his involvement in his his child's life. Dan Wilensky should be taken off his throne! He should not be allowed to continue to destroy families. If you are a good mother to your child and you happen to go before this judge, please hire the best attorney you can! If you are a father that has abandoned your child, and want to continue to get away with not paying child support or having to contribute to your child's life then this Judge is for you! I hope this awful man retires soon and someone that actually cares about the welfare of children takes his place!

Other

Comment #: FL1938
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is a completly biased and non-caring individual. He has no business being a judge! He DOES NOT put a child's best interest first, he puts his own agenda first. I don't know if Dan Wilensky had a horrible childhood growing up but it is if my 3 year old child did something personally to this judge to produce the outcome that we had in court. He absolutely and purposely has ruined part of my child's life. It makes me sick to my stomach what this Judge has done to my family and what he will continue to do to other's.

Other

Comment #: FL1746
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
he is absolutely heartless. He tears a family apart. takes a young boy from the only family he knows and sends him 1000 miles away to live with a family who has only seen him twice in a 5 year time period. HEARTLESS is the only thing I can say.

Other

Comment #: FL1745
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Man is so inconsiderate I don't even know how he was even able to be a judge because his judgement is completely HORRIBLE he does nothing but hurt people especially little kids takes them from places they don't even know and puts them with people who shouldn't have them who could careless about them who just want them when it's convienant for them which is so awful!This man is heartless and doesn't care who gets hurt.He is a cruel human being and should not be aloud to judge ANYTHING!!!!!

Other

Comment #: FL1742
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The fact that this judge separated a little boy from his sister and brother is heartless. Everyone needs to give him an awful rating because his rulings are unfair and not right morally. Who splits a family up like that and can sleep at night? Not cool at all.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1739
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is absolutely heartless, For any person to snatch a very content and stable child from the only home and family they have known their entire life is just RUTHLESS!! With many things taken into consideration before making a life changing decision this Judge considered none!! The last time I checked, before placing a child in the care,custody and or control of another individual criteria must be met.. Unfortunately in this case with Jared a innocent 5 yr old child with 2 other siblings and he being the elder of the 3, was removed with in a 24 hr period and placed with his biological father and Paternal Grandmother. With all due fairness Yes the Bio father should be able to be a part of the childs life but with a transitional period in force. Being he previously chose not to have anything to do with the child and implimented that he didn't want the child. As stated above the child has already been tramatized with the loss of his mother in 2008 and only having the only known family to him to get him through this horrible tragedy, He has been taken from them. reconsideration or reevaluation of this case needs to be considered Immediately procedures were not followed or met according to state guidelines.. Judge Dan F.Wilensky does Not need to be in charge to decide what is in the best interest of a child..