Hon. Sarah Ritterhoff Williams See Rating Details

County Court
Marion County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Sarah Ritterhoff Williams


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5132
Rating:1.0
Comments:
THE WORST JUDGE IN THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT...HORRIBLE TEMPERAMENT...INTELLECTUALLY DISHONEST...ACTIVELY PARTICIPANT IN PLEA NEGOTIATIONS TO THE DETRIMENT OF DEFENDANTS...HAS PRE-CONCEIVED SCHEDULES OF SENTENCES...MAY ACTUALLY BE THE WORST JUDGE IN THE STATE...WILL HOLD LAWYERS IN CONTEMPT...BE VERY CAREFUL...DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE LAW OR THE CONCEPT OF PRECEDENT. WILL NOT RECUSE HERSELF, EVEN WHEN IT IS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT SHE NEEDS TO.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4785
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Scared of pro se litigants who have filed JQC complaints against her. Has no clue as to issues faced by lawyers in private practice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4318
Rating:2.9
Comments:
Immediately after a multi-day trial, she ruled from the bench and read from a multiple page order. Afterwards, my client asked if I agreed with his opinion that the last day of trial had been a total waste of time since it was obvious she had made up her mind long before the end. As much as I waned to defend the system, I could not; I had to agree with my client.