Hon. Sherra Winesett See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Lee County
20th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Sherra Winesett


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Litigant

Comment #: FL3315
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Winesett could very possibly be the most inept individual I have ever met. I am currently the plaintiff in a case that has been before her for 7 years. The material facts in the case should have prevented litigation past 6 months; however, due to the incompetence of Judge Winesett, we are 7 years into litigation. Roughly 5 years ago, this judge ruled that she had jurisdiction over the matters at hand, and now she has decided to "reconsider." I could go on and on about the inconsistencies, improper rulings, and biases, but there are just too many.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3175
Rating:1.9
Comments:
This judge does not operate with either efficiency or efficacy (or in good faith for that matter). Easily the worst judge that I have experienced in my nearly 20 years in civil litigation.

Other

Comment #: FL2456
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
You will never find a more inept or biased judge.
You can't train one like this, they have to be born this way

Other

Comment #: FL2014
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Winesett is biased and prejudges a case before she hears it. Several times during trial she referred to
evidence that she previously ruled inadmissible, then overruled when objection was made. She is up for reelection in 2012 and needs to be voted out. We need judges that actually know the law and know their place in the courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1332
Rating:4.1
Comments:
Judge Winesett seems to take an adversarial role against attorneys that appear in front of her. She will routinely badger attorneys when they present her with a stipulation to which all parties agree and then argue with the attorneys as if she were an advocate (but for whom is the question). She is the precise reason why attorneys who have never litigated should stay off the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1252
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Initially, I was impressed with the hours Judge Winesett works. However, I found her biased and inconsistent in her rulings. At one point during a lengthy trial I had to suggest that the judge permit the other side to argue their own case because she continuously raised issues and arguments that they did not, thereby injecting herself into the case as a litigant - and it was apparent that she did not understand the law. I hope to never have to try another case in front of this judge.