Hon. Keith R. Kyle See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Lee County
20th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Keith R. Kyle


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL8797
This is a judge who will not follow case law once he's chosen a side. He is prone to "picking a side" and does not like "outsider" attorneys practicing law in his court room. He commands respect from the attorneys before him but provides no respect toward those attorneys. If you're a practicing attorney who is older than him and are regularly in front of him, you will be given much more preference and leeway as compared to a younger attorney not practicing in the same county. Even when presented with evidence and case law which supports your position, he will not "go your way" if he's already chosen a side. He won't let you make a record and will threaten sanctions if you try. I have a feeling he will learn to humble himself more once he's been smacked down by the appellate court enough times.
2 of 10 - would not recommend, but I'm sure his dog loves him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL8081
Bias, "good ol boy", lazy with legal interpretation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL7388
Keith Kyle is a great trial judge. I wish they were all like him.