Hon. Frank Quesada See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Pinellas County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Frank Quesada



Comment #: FL5186
Had had good experience with Judge Quesada. He listen to me. I was representing myself. He did not let the lawyer take advantage of me. But next time I go to court I'll have an Atty.


Comment #: FL3650
I bet these comments about how fair and compassionate Judge Frank Quesada are being made by the defendants attorneys.

I am the victim of a felony battery case. I found the sympathy and compassion for the defendant totally offensive. This man has a 18 year criminal history and a 20 year civil history. I am the 3rd female that he has assaulted including an assault on a 7 month pregnant 100 lb female. He has 4 convictions for d.u.i. And just got another one August of this month. Countless violation of probations this is the 6th time in less than 2 years on just this case. He just violated in January it is now August 2014. The most time that he has spent in jail was a couple of weeks and that was only once or twice.

The Judge was making comments (to an alcoholic) saying "this is near and dear to my heart, if you can find a residential treatment I will let you do that". He was given bond by mistake. The Judge said "I hate to do this but, I have to, it's the law". Then when the State wanted to Label him a special case Violent Offender the Judge said I don't like that statute but, I have to.

So bottom line if you are the defendant or defense attorney you will love him. If you are the victim or the Public this is not the Judge that you want.


Comment #: FL1565
I was a pro se plaintiff in a civil case. I knew nothing of courtroom procedure. Based on my experience and interactions with others in the courthouse, it is my belief that there is no better or fairer judge in that building than Judge Quesada. His dedication to fairness, and impartiality, are clear to anyone, legal training or not.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1519
Excellant Judge with common sense who can see through the legal mumbo jumbo. He serves with humility and compassion with full understanding of the ripple effect of his decisions. It is a pleasure to practice in his courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL688
Have had good experiences with Judge Quesada. Responsive, bright, optimistic in character. He's doing a tought job well. When we learn that a case is assigned to him, we are glad (unlike some of his colleagues).