Hon. Shawn L. Briese See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Volusia County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 10 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. Shawn L. Briese


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Other

Comment #: FL3391
Rating:1.0
Comments:
When a child (in this case my grandchild) begs this judge to give her a voice regarding abuse in her father's home -- with support from counselors, the DCF, and more -- and this judge refuses to hear her, it seems to me that mothers don't have a chance. May God hear the cries of this child, since this judge won't.

Other

Comment #: FL3351
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I went before this judge last year in a divorce proceeding, and I must do so again this year. I have heard that he is biased against women. I dread going through the same experience as last time. When can he be voted out of office?

Other

Comment #: FL2902
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Where is the justice for a four year old? This child has been in VPK since last August, had a schedule and is very well adjusted. Now ordered to visit the mother who will not return him for his scheduled visit. She made the News Journal on 4/3 for robbing a Walmart and running with her two year old child who by the way is now in DCF custody for harming that child during her attempt to hide from athourities. The four year old child has not been back to school since and is being passed between a great grandmother and her. She is going to jail for the now 8 felonies in May if she does not run like she said she would. Meanwhile this 4 year old child has been uprooted from his loving home and put in the midst of uneducated, unemployeed and milicious family who all have extensive criminal records. However they are well educated in how to play the system. Judge Briese you need to listen to the attorneys and read all the evidence. Remember this....Judge and you will be judged in accordance to how you have judged, so I know you will someday answer for you lack of concern for the children you have hurt.

Other

Comment #: FL2759
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The only reason this Judge is getting 1's is because you cant give zeros. This judge says its OK for a Dad to not work, send his kid to school with dirty clothes, hair and teeth, head lice, and live off of the SS check for his kid. Lets hope the Judge can sleep at night knowing this little girl is living in filth with a drunk father. Lets hope he doesnt pawn her like he did the only Christmas present she got last year.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2718
Rating:4.1
Comments:
This Judge refuses to listen to the attorneys and creates his own view, usually absurd. He fashions himself as a brilliant legal scholar, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2575
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Shawn L. Briese is an amazing human being! He knows you better than you know yourself! He's not biased at all, and as far as facts go he knows all the facts. He is a great judge, and has done a lot of good for a lot of people.

Other

Comment #: FL2526
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I believe his rulings are biased. He stands to belittle anyone not familiar with the court system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2366
Rating:1.8
Comments:
thanks to Judge Breise who said he was the fact finder didn't see the facts. Would not give me a rehearing so I could show the fact that my ex had lied about.I was to get a new trailer (a business) Upon seeing it, I found there is nothing new and its not workable everything is gone no equipment nothing. So now I'm loosing my home, health insurance that I really need and half my income. I will be living in my car. He does not know the meaning of equitable distribution. I don't know how he sleeps.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL2345
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Hon. Shawn L. Briese is an excellent judge. He's a straight shooter, and don't mess around. He's a judge what do you expect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2140
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Never took into account the wife's back trouble "awarded her two business rather than just the one she has been working (and can just only do that) Judge gave the husband 4 grand debt and wife 23,000 debt. He paid no attention to what her arguments were and basically gave the husband everything he asked for. The wife is in terrible shape and can only work one of the three businesses but he gave her the house and two businesses. She can only handle one and did not want the house. A more equitble situation could have been resoved if he only listened to both sides and not just the husbands side.

Other

Comment #: FL2076
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is just terrible. He does not like women and gave my ex-husband custody of our boys just because i worked a full time job and he was self-employed. He said he could work around their schedule better than I could. He never believed anything I said from the very beginning. He clearly favors the father. BEWARE!!!!

Other

Comment #: FL1724
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This system is backwards and so corrupt. Fortunately for my children, my ex husband limited his abuse to emotional and verbal and I have primary custody. However, it took me 18 months of delays and hearings with the General Magistrate to actually get court time in front of Judge Briese for a stupid child support case! He then scolded me for what he perceived as denying my ex-husband visitation. I am a mother first and a medical doctor second. I pour my heart into raising my children. My fate was decided by his affiliations with my husband's lawyer. This case was closed many months ago but I have not gotten over the experience of being so "judged." Judge Briese does not have the time to get to know the true facts of cases before making a decision. Sadly, it is so extreme that it is to the detriment of our children.

Litigant

Comment #: FL1625
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am terminally ill and this jerk removed me from my home in absentina based on wifes word only.I was not charged with a crime,and violated my rights to due process.aclu investigation is pending for abuse of power.GOD has a place for people like this.He thinks he is God i guess....or Abe Lincolin im told....SEE OTHER REVIEWS ON THIS PERSON !

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1618
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This man should be impeached,has no right overseeing family law.I have not seen my son in 3 yrs .He uses law only on men,women are immune in his courtroom.I have not recieved any thing close to a fair trial,only alot of discrimination......

Litigant

Comment #: FL1617
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I am a male in a possible society that believes men are incapable of raising children. I had to go before Judge Briese on several occasions in reference to a protective order on be-half of my two young children. Judge Briese looked at the facts, even gave due process for my children's mother to respond and granted me custody with the order turning into a complete year protective order. He placed my children and their well-being right where it should have been...FIRST! Unfortunately, I lost custody of my children to a Judge here in Clayton County, Georgia and now I am going through the same process again with the children. They are being abused and neglected again, but the Judge here has allowed the situation to become worst.
I read some of your comments, and I believe that I was fortunate enough to have him on the case for my children. He even gave me legal information in reference to what was not handled properly by law and not his own personal opinion, with the courts here in Georgia. I think of him being what a Judge should be, fair, honorable and distinct.

Other

Comment #: FL1566
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Very pleasant and passionate about his job.

Litigant

Comment #: FL1209
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Seriously hates men. He seems to think that every female that walks into his courtroom is innocent before the case even opens. Issues restraining orders without evidence and contrary to law. During two hearings I had in his courtroom, I was rarely allowed to speak, while he went out of his way to try to convince my ex-wife, from the bench, to be as hostile towards me as possible, even saying, as many as ten times, "Is that all?" in a pleading manner to elicit more examples, trying to find something to charge me with. When he failed, he stretched a stalking law to include having a heated discussion in two rooms of the same building - and even though she testified that she followed me from room to room, he granted the order on the basis of me stalking her.

Prosecutor

Comment #: FL1018
Rating:1.3
Comments:
He's an egomaniac with no soul, substance, or sense of humanity.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL875
Rating:4.7
Comments:
Most concerned about appearances (whether for appeal or posterity) and very impressed with his own legal acumen. Not pleasant to appear before - a layperson might describe him as anal retentive or obsessive. Probably could use a good dose of working as a legal aid attorney for a few years - too much power too early in life - prosecution background apparent.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL693
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge is an ill-tempered megalomaniac. He treats everyone that comes before him as if they are stupid and ill-prepared, no matter how brilliant they may be. Judge Briese is incapable of making a decision. If counsel states an objection during a proceeding, the wheels of justice grind to a screeching halt. He is constantly obsessed with being overturned on appeal, which just adds to his inability to rule competently. Lastly, this man has no compassion. He likens himself to Abe Lincoln, decorating his office as if it were a museum dedicated to Lincoln; and it even appears as if he is transforming his own likeness into that of Lincoln. However, Judge Briese is no Abe Lincoln. He is a miserable human being who uses his office as a vehicle to harm people rather than to seek justice.