Hon. Tanya Brinkley See Rating Details

County Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Tanya Brinkley


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL6239
Just needs to leave. Arrogant and self serving. Treats people like dirt.

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: FL5589
Rating:Not Rated
Seems nice. Has an unfounded sense of superiority. Doesn't know how to run her calendar, won't listen to to staff that have been doing their job for 30 years.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5493
Arrogant and not very bright. Will never say no to a PD (having been one herself). Doesn't understand that motions should be on her MOTION calendar! Her JA is useless!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5480
Sharp as a whip. Judge Brinkley is even handed and attentive to detail in that she takes her time to review the substance of motions (what a concept!) in order to formulate and render her rulings. No rolling the dice with this judge; which is important in light of the types of cases she hears.

In my experience, she always run a tight ship which helps move the calendar along. She is patient but expects for counsel appearing in front of her to be organized and prepared (as she should). She makes it a pleasure to practice law in her courtroom. A gem of a judge in Miami-Dade.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5407
Fantastic! 10 stars across the board. Judge Brinkley is a great addition to the bench. She knows the law, is dedicated and unwavering. She also runs a smooth courtroom and is loved by the staff and courtroom personnel. The community is lucky to have such a dedicated jurist to serve on its behalf.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5387
Judge Brinkley is a great judge and runs an excellent courtroom. I have nothing but great experiences in front of her, even when she has ruled against me. She's well prepared, very knowledgeable and very respectful to her colleagues and to the participants in her court room. Finally, a breath of fresh air on the bench.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL5374
Just an insufferable bore. Has unjustified sense of superiority. Runs a chaotic courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5359
Arrogant, doesn't know the law. Doesn't seem to care.


Comment #: FL3380
This rookie acting judge in DV has no idea what she is doing. Applications for TRO's are denied despite the applicant providing more than enough evidence to be approved, leaving victims of violence unprotected from their attackers. She's at the South Dade Justice Center, so head downtown where the DV judges (except for Judge Sarduy) know what they're doing.