Hon. Michael C. Overstreet See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Bay County
14th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 2 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. Michael C. Overstreet


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL690
I have practiced criminal law on both sides of the fence before Judge Overstreet for a number of years. I have always found him to have respect for the law and respect for all of the participants in the process, from the lawyers to the clerks, witnesses, and defendants. I'd say he's a fair minded judge who appreciates effort and preparation. He will engage the lawyers during motion hearings, but is open to their arguments. He does his research and is a good legal scholar. He understands the evidence code, objections, and trial practice very well. So long as you remain professional, and are prepared, he has always been very pleasant to work with at all stages of the process.


Comment #: FL653
Exhibits a very immature, oversensitive and, at times, condescending attitude toward the attorneys. He appears egotistical and takes argument as a challenge to his authority. A recurring theme with his demeanor is losing his temper and acting like a bully toward the attorneys, on some occasions actually bending over the bench at sidebar and getting in their faces. Additionally, this judge's legal acumen is wanting. He frequently has problems understanding basic legal objections.