Hon. Debra L. Krause See Rating Details

County Court
Seminole County
18th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 1 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. Debra L. Krause


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4487
Judge Krause is generous with continuances, and this is important when someone's liberty is at stake. She has always given my clients a fair shake, and it is a pleasure going in front of her. At times, she has entertained rather creative solutions to move a case, and such flexibility is always appreciated. She serves the public well.


Comment #: FL4303
Opens session with Pledge Allegiance to Flag, which should be standard.
Doesn't mind asking questions to ensure both sides are covered. Seems to strive toward justice not just court room maneuvers. Offers opinions and sentences that she feels fit the circumstances and who is involved.

"We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself." Brandeis