Hon. Maria Elena Verde See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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. Maria Elena Verde


Court Staff

Comment #: FL5694
She seems bias against fathers. Be with a good lawyer as that could help
She tends to believe witnesses belonging to mothers in custody battles be very carful


Comment #: FL5634
To me she take the woman's side by not been fair with the father my granddaughters mother on august made a petition to relocate her children's to another state, she did not wait for the court answer and illegally took my granddaughters away when my son went to court for an emergency motion Judge Maria Elena Verde handle the motion results she request the minor children to the jurisdiction two times mother never came with the children the third time she came and Judge Maria Elena Verde reward her by letting go back to the state and granted her with full custody temporally and they can stay there until they have the next hearing. That tells me no may sense to obey the rule by going to court and ask for permission when you can do it and nothing happen to the person who disobey the law. This lady disobey the law by not coming when she was told taking the girls before school was over and she didn't charge her with nothing. In our case Judge Maria Elena Verde reward this person for not following the rule. She is disrespectful and if you don.t have a lawyer is even worst she is on the woman's side

Court Staff

Comment #: FL5459
I have seen her in a few family cases. She is zero tolerances for lying or one parent holding kids away. Go in there and tell the truth and she will treat you with respect. She is a good judge


Comment #: FL5429
She is an awesome judge, I hired an incompetent attorney in my child support case and if it wasn't for her realizing my attorney was incompetent, I would had it worse than I did. I would had wanted her to grant me make up time lost from my ex taking the kids away from me but like I said, it could had been worse.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5419
I've dealt with Judge Verde on both criminal and family matters. The number of times that I've appeared before her she is considerate, professional and fully prepared to rule. The finest young judge in family court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5199
This judge is too emotional during civil cases. She is pro attorneys. A person who doesn't have representation via an attorney is disrespected, not listened to, and almost altogether dismissed. When money matters are being discussed in a civil case instead of asking 5-10 questions per claim in order to either substantiate or dismiss the claim,she inserts her feelings and emotions in the mix and choose sides. It's done overtly. She is anti-male when it comes to civil matters. She lacks in her professionalism. She unnecessarily belittles people that she doesn't know and that without taking all facts into consideration. This needs to stop!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4085
agree entirely with previous comment, and add that this judge proves that any female Hispanic in dade county, with no qualifications whatsoever, can be a judge, sad state of affairs

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3777
This no brain woman who runs a lawless court is a pathetic excuse for a judge. She is scamming the taxpayers by taking their money in salary.

Get her off the bench.