Hon. Catherine M. Catlin See Rating Details

County Court
Hillsborough County
13th Circuit
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* 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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Comment #: FL8922
Amazing judge who cares for the safety of victims.


Comment #: FL5950
Judge Catlin, is severely biased against me and for the last 3 years has refused to enforce the custody order on any level and has denied me contact with my son. In February 2014 she placed an order of no contact against me because I did not appear in court in person though it was verified my cross country flight was cancelled due to a major snow storm in North Carolina. I was able to overturn her order on appeal but had no contact with my son for a year. She continued to be hostile towards me in court and has announced at the last several hearings after swearing in and before any argument by either side; ‘this child isn’t going anywhere’.

Independent of the actions of the father, who violates almost all aspect of the custody in place, because of the actions by judge Catlin I had only 2 hours of supervised contact with my son in 2015 and 12 hours of visitation in 2016. To date, she has refused to recuse herself from the case or clarify either verbally or on the record why she continues to do deny contact with my son.

This horrible excuse for a human being has no interest in 'the best interest of the child'.