Hon. Jeffrey Gillen See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Palm Beach County
15th 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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What others have said about Hon. Jeffrey Gillen



Comment #: FL4694
I can tell that most of these reviews were left by "intactivists." What these "intactivists" don't understand is that this judge was bound by contract law, to hold the mother they are all discussing, accountable for the contract that she signed. She was not under duress nor was she fraudulently induced to sign it. She absconded with her son, and these intactivists are encouraging her to run on public forums as they offer to help hide her. This little boy has Lukemia, and needs access to his doctors, which he cannot get if she disappears. He has no choice but to require supervised visitation at this point because of her history of running. These intactivists are convinced this judge is doing what he is doing because he is Jewish, and have called him biased based upon his personal faith. He is ruling based upon what the law dictates, her past history of absconding with her son, and upon the judicial cannons. The judge is not the bad guy here. The mother is not the bad guy, the father is not the bad guy; the bad guys are the people that are encouraging her to run, and the people who are using her to further their own agendas. This judge has been thrust into the middle of all this, his ethics questioned, and his name tarnished on sites like this; when it he is simply following what the law requires him to do.


Comment #: FL4476
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is highly biased, doesn't take into account the protection of a defenseless child. He allows a father who doesn't have custody of a child to use his court to harass the boy's mother.

He's put the mother in jail for trying to protect her son. He should be disbarred.


Comment #: FL4475
This Judge is very fair and level headed. Judge Gillen treats all litigants with respect and try's to foster a conciliatory spirit between parties.


Comment #: FL4465
Biased and power-hungry, not to mention sadistic.


Comment #: FL4450
Allows personal bias to influence his rulings. Allows an abusive father to use his court to continue to abuse and harass his child and the child's mother.


Comment #: FL4449
This judge is horrendously awful. He refused to appoint a guardian ad litem in the custodial case of a four year old child and jailed his mother and kept her there until she signed a consent form to have a completely cosmetic procedure done that the child stated he did not want and was deemed medically unnecessary. This judge needs to be disbarred due to incompetence.


Comment #: FL4444
Rating:Not Rated
He is an absolutely horrible judge who does not take the needs of a child into play, only the paperwork. He has manipulated the law and unlawfully detained a woman in jail, stating she will sign paperwork or sit in jail until she does. That is not consent. He refused to appoint a 4 year old a guardian ad litem and is allowing the boy who is fully aware of his body and does not want an unnecessary and dangerous surgery to take place anyway. He needs to be disbarred.