Hon. Myra Scott McNary See Rating Details

County Court
Pinellas County
6th Circuit
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 5 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. Myra Scott McNary


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Litigant

Comment #: FL4137
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have been in front of Judge McNary on two occasions. In both cases she clearly had very little regard for the intended purpose of "civil court" being a court for THE PEOPLE, not just for people represented by lawyers. On several occasions she actually asked the opposing atty. Luczak, what she should do????? In my opinion there was even a "personal/professional" relationship with the atty. that clouded and governed her procedure and decision in my case. What a shame that "justice for all" seems to have escaped not only this judge but many in the Pinellas Cty. Court system.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL4129
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If there were 0 stars to rate this judge, 0 would be it. Not only is she incompetent -- not even a donor clinic would take her brain -- she has a serious God complex. She is like getting stopped by the rogue police officer people pray they are never stopped by. She is the rogue judge that has no business sitting on the bench. She is rude, hateful, and it is apparent she has her mind made up before she even walks in the courtroom. She will belittle you, embarrass you, accuse you of lying. She won't let you offer any case law when you have it, nor exhibits. When you attempt to rebut the opposing side, she shuts you down and lectures you. She is all about bullying and making sure you are treated like the person she is: crap. If you are pro se, be warned because she figures you won't appeal, and second, who is a pro se person to file a complaint against her? I mean, really, it's her word against yours, but don't let that stop you. She needs to be revealed for the piece of crap she is. She deserves the same treatment she gives to those who walk in her courtroom. I would be interested to find out if those she sides with have donated to her campaign fund. She is where she is because obviously she runs unopposed. You certainly don't see her running for a spot in a higher court, do you? She doesn't belong in a courtroom, except for in front of a jury of her peers being judged, WITHOUT hearing any of her evidence. The constant scowl on her face is just a picture into her soul. People who put others down to make themselves feel all powerful are the most insecure people in the world. They are called bullies. Yes, McNary, you are a bully. That's the wonderful thing about karma. What comes around goes around.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3721
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Judge McNary is an embarrassment to the Sixth Judicial Circuit. She has difficulty grasping basic, fundamental principles of law, rules of civil procedure, and rules of evidence. When confronted with a statute or rule that contradicts her ruling, she insists that she is right and the legislature or Florida Supreme Court are wrong. She has a clear bias against the business community. If you are a landlord, just dismiss your case - she will rule against you every time. Her background at Gulf Coast Legal probably introduced her to the dregs of Pinellas County and she is still representing them, only now from the bench. It's a shame that she was re-elected because she was unopposed. Next election cycle, I will be donating to the campaign of anyone, ANYONE who runs against her. We deserve fair and impartial application of the law - frankly, we deserve better.

Other

Comment #: FL3158
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge McNary already had her mind made up when she walked into the courtroom. This was a one-sided case where she gave the defendants 4 months free rent in my rental house. Without knowing all the facts, she completely shut me down when it came to be my time to speak. She saw that there was an issue that had been filed after I had given the tenants a 3-day notice for non-payment of rent, and she couldn't have cared less. She said that the only thing that mattered was that there had been a complaint to the city filed against me. I think that because this was between a white plaintiff and a black defendant there was some strong prejudice apparent. If you have anything going on before this judge I strongly suggest you try to get it switched to another judge. Let's get this one off the bench. She is not fair and shouldn't hold title of judge. Speak out, America -- it is your right!

Other

Comment #: FL3118
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Perhaps the reason some find this judge unacceptable is because she uses not only her knowledge of the law but her knowledge of life to aid in her decisions. How can any judge not use both of these in any decision? Unfortunately, it has been my experience that most judges do not have the ability to see right from wrong and rely only on laws to make their decisions. This judge gets two thumbs up from me!

Other

Comment #: FL2805
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible demeanor and attitude. In one case she coached the Plaintiff's attorney on what they needed to file for a successful judgement. How she is allowed to stay seated on that bench is beyond me. Good luck to anyone who gets her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2245
Rating:1.9
Comments:
She is just unenlighten. Her demeanor is not judicious. Just lazy and dumb. Easy to confuse her because she does not pay attention. Can rarely find a thread of legal basis in her opinions. Lets others write opinions even when they are wrong she will sign them.

Litigant

Comment #: FL1699
Rating:3.0
Comments:
This judge seemed to already have her mind made up about the case before she heard it from the bench. Her attitude was dismissive and sneering about my presentation of facts. She completely ignored the illegalities committed by the process server. On the other hand, she did not give the opposing party anything other than the actual damages.