Hon. Lance M. Day See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Duval County
4th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.9 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 22 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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Other

Comment #: FL8382
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Horribly incompetent judge. Sadly, his decisions impact peoples lives. He was never a family law attorney, but somehow got elected family law judge. Who even looks at the judges when they're voting? if they ever encountered Lance Day they would pay more attention to the judges on the ballot. Lance Day is what happens when no one is paying attention. Unfortunately, if you get him as your judge you're screwed. But the bright side is that he makes up for his ignorance with tremendous arrogance. The day he retires will be a great day for the citizens of Duval County.

Other

Comment #: FL8343
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This "judge" is an embarrassment. He's completely unfit to judge a children's talent show much less a trial. He talks down to the litigants as though they should be honored to be in his courtroom. It's absolutely amazing that someone with such a weak educational background could be so arrogant. He's never held a real job in his life, but somehow got elected. This is why all judges should be appointed, so they become judges based on merit. Hopefully he'll retire soon so that a real judge can take his place. Then he'll just continue to live off the largesse of the Duval County taxpayers.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8337
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lance Day is unfit to serve as a judge. He odesn't know the law well. He abuses his power. He decides the outcome of the case before hearing testimony, and then use his "discretion" to rule as he pleases. He needs to removed from the bench. He is not fairly serving the people of Duval County. He needs to go.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8145
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible. Bad judge.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8103
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lance Day is an awful judge. If your case is assigned to him my advice would be to settle before you have to appear before him. Testimony in his courtroom is a waste of time because he doesn't listen, he doesn't follow the law or any of the precedent cases; he just does whatever he feels like.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8100
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Anyone interested in helping me start a recall petition for the dishonorable Lance Day please contact me via email. He needs to be removed.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8085
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Why doesnt the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission look into the conduct of this state employee. He is not a fair judge, completely bias in divorce cases, always partial to women. Has his mind made up, will not even listen to arguements. Ask for a different judge is assigned to his sorry excuse of a judge.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8057
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Awful. Heard a motion for contempt and after several years still hasn't made a ruling. It's still open in the dockets. Just was never served, b/c Justice was never decided upon by this Judge. Ignores evidence that support testimonies with claims; rewards one way and the next time changes his mind and rewards the other, even though the topic of unsettlement is exactly the same thing he heard the first time. Not even close to being qualified or ruling with parity in family law. May Jesus be the final Judge with ultimate fairness and Justice!

Litigant

Comment #: FL8056
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lance Day embodies everything that is wrong with our family court system in Florida. The judges have far too much latitude in their decision making, and very little constraint from the law. He doesn't pay attention to the facts of the case, he just rules based on how he wants to see the matter play out. He has no backgound in family law, and seems oblivious to the little games the litigants play. Overall, he seems to lack intelligence. He frequently contradicts himself, apparently unaware of previous testimony. Unfortunately, circuit court judges in Florida are elected and he apparently has some name recognition. The sooner he is forced off the bench the better.

Other

Comment #: FL7994
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Possibly the worst judge in Florida. Please help vote this man out. He's a joke.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7922
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible. Terrible. Incompetent. Totally worthless. He needs to removed from the bench ASAP. I would have given him a zero instead of a one if it were possible. If you read this and would like to join me in starting a campaign to have him removed please post on here.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL7913
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge. He's just not very smart. Testimony is just a waste of time since he's already made his decision. He needs to be voted out of office. Then he'll actually have to work for a living.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL7875
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lance Day has no right being a judge. He does not listen to facts. He makes all rulings in advance. Does NOT care about the welfare of the children. Does NOT care if children will be subjected to violence and drugs. He was suppose to have been on the Nov ballot however he was note on there to vote him out!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL7874
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worst. He needs to retire yesterday. Why is he still practicing? Vote him out!

Litigant

Comment #: FL7810
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
1. Lance Day is a horrible Judge. He ignores the law and treats men garbage. Does not allow you to argue a motion, just abuses his power and rules from only one side of the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL7739
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unfortunately zero is not an option for his rating.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7731
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible. Dumb as a post. Decides how he’s going to rule before the actual trial.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7721
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A terrible judge. Should not be re-elected. Does not listen to the circumstances of a trial. Acts like he is annoyed that you couldnt solve your divorce with a mediator and ended up in his court room. Sides with the woman on most issues. Vote him out.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7689
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This a-clown is up for re-election in November. Please let anyone and everyone you know to vote for anyone but him. Make this guy go out and actually work for a living.

Other

Comment #: FL7644
Rating:Not Rated
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Absolutely has no business being a judge handling family law cases. Not only is he not board certified in family law, He does not have children .He simply cannot fathom what it means to have an evil, narcissist dead beat ex-husband/father. Read where he is viewed as impartial to women. Impartial to the good ole' boy network - cops, fireman, etc. He does not care about the impact of his decisions; moreover, will NOT admit fault and will NOT undo the wrong he's done. Does not follow up and read motions or take action after his bad rulings. Should absolutely be removed!

Other

Comment #: FL7614
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The dishonorable Lance Day is a terrible judge. He is unfit to judge anything more complex than perhaps traffic court. Unfortunately, the judges in Duval County are elected; most voters will never appear before a judge, so they do not parse the judicial candidates. Hopefully he will get voted out of office soon. Then he’ll have to actually find work. I will certainly do all I can (I know that’s not much) to spread the word to anyone and everyone of his incompetence.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7608
Rating:1.0
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Does not deserve to be on the bench receiving a salary. He is not impartial and does not seem to care about the impact of his rulings. Just assembly line rulings. Beware if you are assigned Lance Day as your judge.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7605
Rating:1.0
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Lance Day is a terrible judge. He is known for favoring the female litigants and for making his decisions before testimony has been made. He, of course, was elected to the bench. Most voters will never face a judge in their lifetime, and so they rarely will take the time to parse the judicial candidates, which is how you get garbage like Day on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7517
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lance Day is incompetent. He should not be a family court judge. He has no prior experience as a family law attorney, and is not board certified in family law. What profession would allow someone with no qualifications to be in such a position???

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL7299
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge who is unfit for the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7298
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He should be recalled. He has a reputation, well-deserved, for favoring the woman in divorce cases. He seems to always find a way to get more money for the woman, even if it means ignoring the law.

Other

Comment #: FL7293
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lance Day is terrible judge and, in my opinion, is unfit to be adjudicating family law cases, or any legal cases for that matter. He's not particularly intelligent and does not really have anything distinguishing about him in his educational or legal background. His decisions seem to be based more on emotion than on law. Calling him "Honorable" is a joke. He seems more fit for a kangaroo court.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7025
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Does not listen to the detail of a case. Make up his mind before the details and and decisions without knowing the details. Plan on losing about 25% of your income when the alimony is finally awarded.

Other

Comment #: FL7015
Rating:2.0
Comments:
In March 2013 my girlfriend divorced her husband.The Final Judgment by Judge Lance Day ordered "The parties shall equally split and pay any necessary, non-covered, health related expenses such as medical, dental, pharmaceutical, optical and orthodontic, as well as any co-pays and deductibles." It also provided that "Neither parent will be obligated to pay child support to the other parent." After the divorce, he resisted paying his share. In April 2015 my girlfriend handed her ex receipts for payments that she had made for their children's health related exams and prescriptions that were not covered by insurance and asked him when he would reimburse her his half share per the Court Order. Her ex-husband replied that he didn't give a damn about the court order and that he would not pay her anything. She filed a Supplemental Petition to Modify Parental Responsibility, Visitation (SP). Because she and I lived together intermittently, and for 3 months while she was unemployed,I helped her financially,Judge Day WITH NO SUPPORTING EVIDENCE,arbitrarily IMPUTED nearly $2,000.00 extra income from me to her and signed an income execution order immediately stealing $456.00 per month from her and paying it over to her ex-husband even though the kids spent 66% of their time living with their mother. Her iNCOMPETENT atty, Reese Marshall, told her that the Judge told him he was relying on George vs. George, 93 So. 3rd 464 (a case involving ALIMONY and NO CHILDREN, NO CHILD SUPPORT) Judge day is clearly an ASS.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6526
Rating:5.8
Comments:
In a divorce gives permanent alimony to the female with no regard to the lifetime impact on the male. You are given a life sentence of being indebt to your divorced spouse. Females are not helpless in today's society. Will be interesting when gay couples divorce.

Litigant

Comment #: FL6430
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Partial to women during divorce judgments. Makes up his mind before hearing all arguments and is not fair in his judgments.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL987
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Was an excellent prosecutor.