Hon. Sharon Zeller See Rating Details

County Court
Broward County
17th Circuit
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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. Sharon Zeller


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL6367
She was once brilliant, but her star has faded into oblivion. She is a shell of her former self.

Snappy, doesn't really listen to arguments, comes up with crazy stuff out of the blue not raised by litigants at all. Makes work before her hard, no chances to further brief issues no one raised except her.

Avoid if at all possible!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3582
Judge Zeller has been around the block for many years.

She can be bright when she wants to but otherwise tends to follow her own activism on the bench rather than the law, when she can.

Life can be mundane in county court but my impression is that she could do much better and I have seen her at her best in the earlier days when she started off.

She has star quality but often lets it slide if you lose her interest.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2794
Slanted biased toward Plaintiff's and does not let defendants speak whatsoever.
Is unprepared and does not ready the pleadings and takes Plaintiff's counsel word as biblical fact. Asks a neophyte attorney questions and relies on the answers in open court.