Hon. Peter F. Estrada See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Highlands County
10th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Peter F. Estrada


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4321
Should not be on the bench for civil cases does not know what is in his case file .I hope for the sake of Highlands County that he is removed from the bench and replaced with a Judge that knows and follows the laws

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3498
A fair and impartial judge with a great understanding of the law. Wish we had more judges like him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3390
He is a poor excuse for the court system, and should not be on the bench. He is a mean hothead and has no compassion. It appears that he does not want to be there, and so he should be removed.


Comment #: FL1897
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is excessively emotional, and even boorish, both on the bench and in interacting with other attorneys and court personnel. He also lacks the proper judicial temperament, and the ability to restrain himself. A fellow attorney I know has called him a "baffoon." This is supported by all the surveys done of this judge, including those by local newspapers. Judge Estrada should be removed from the bench, perhaps by the next election.