Hon. Marina Garcia-Wood See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Broward County
17th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Marina Garcia-Wood


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3573
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She has what amounts to ex-parte communications with litigants. She speaks spanish to one of the partys' right in front of the advesary's face right from the bench when she knows the other side doesn't understand. In addition, when presented with the applicable law she refuses to follow it! She's stubborn, provincial minded and takes the easy way out with her half-cocked decisions. It appears another political hack made it onto the bench--to the detriment of the public at large.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3313
Rating:1.1
Comments:
She is a terrible, biased judge who cares more about parental rights instead of what is in the best interest of the children.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1990
Rating:9.8
Comments:
This is a judge that truly works hard to be impartial and fair in her decisions. She is well respected in the community at large. She is presently presiding in the toughest division, residential foreclosure, and doing an awesome job.
It is obvious that the negative comments here, must have litigants that received an adverse ruling, but that is what the appellate courts are for, so don't disparage a good judge because she ruled against you.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1886
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Took jurisdiction of a divorce with no legal basis and with any kind of research knew she was wrong. Acted biased as if she had information about the case prior to the hearing.
Seem to be on vacation constantly and unavailable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1879
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge is fair and gives everyone an opportunity to be heard. Just because you are not represented by an attorney does not mean that you will not be heard.

Litigant

Comment #: FL1864
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very judgmental, refused to consider court ordered Psych Evaluation and testimony from Husbands only witness. Ordered 3 years of Bridge Gap Alimony that is only valid for 2 years in Florida. Self Litigating Wife allowed to say anything despite objections, leaving Husbands Lawyer with no time to respond. Uninterested in learning facts of case and does not know the meaning of equitable distribution. Men be ware of this Judge.

Litigant

Comment #: FL1856
Rating:1.0
Comments:
SOMEONE NEEDS TO TELL THIS JUDGE THAT SHE IS THE PERSON WHO REPRESENTS THE LAW, SHE IS NOT THE LORD OF THE COURTS. I WAS NEVER GIVEN DUE PROCESS OR A FAIR CHANCE TO PRESENT. I WAS OREDERED TO PAY A LAWYER FOR MY EX. I DIDNT PUT MY SIGNATURE ON THE CHECK AS IT WAS A JOINT ACCT. I WAS HELD IN CONTEMPT CAUSE MY WIFE SIGNED IT AS IT IS A JOINT ACCT....WITH MY MONEY!!!! THE PRIOR ORDER NEVER STIPULATED ANYTHING CLOSE TO THAT. SHE DIDNT HEAR ANYTHING I HAD TO SAY OR PREPARED AND COMPLETELY IGNORED A FEDERAL COURT DECISION THAT NULLIFIED THE ENTIRE CASE. ARROGANCE AND INTOLERANCE UNFORTUNATELY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER FAIRNESS AND IMPARTIALITY IN HER COURTROOM. SHE DEMANDS THAT YOU FEAR HER AND IF YOU DONT KISS UP ENOUGH, SHE WILL MAKE SURE THE DECISION DOES NOT FAVOR YOU. SEE....SHE WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE TO HEAR THE FACTS OF A CASE OR ACTUAQLLY READ ALL THE DETAILS, TO RENDER AN INFORMED AND FAIR DECISION. IS SHE REALLY SOMEONE WE WANT "REPRESENTING" OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM?