Hon. Diana M Tennis See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Osceola County
9th Circuit
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* 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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Litigant

Comment #: FL8859
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Diana M Tennisis quite possibly the worst human being I have ever encountered. She proceeded over a "trial"... a full day trial. Yet the hearing consisted of her acting as an attorney from the bench, working hand in hand to fill out an equitable distribution worksheet.

Judge Tennis has been shown clear cut proof of fraud, both before and after the trial. She feels she is above the law and has no remorse for her countless victims at this point. She acts as if people are beneath her.

She violates judicial canon on a daily basis, and nothing is or will ever be done about it. She is a disgrace.

Other

Comment #: FL8703
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a very biased judge. [Redacted by Ed.] there is no way a judge could logically come up with that ruling based on the facts. The final judgement was full of assumptions about things that weren't even indicated at the hearing! It was obviously typed up in a hurry and had a lot of typos. Judge Tennis is unprofessional on every level.

Other

Comment #: FL8570
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge had her ruling prepared prior to the hearing, talked over all parties and even used the words "flush my docket" in a family court hearing with verified abuse. Flush her docket, she did. In a pre-election interview she used those same words. She needs to be removed from family court immediately.

Other

Comment #: FL8563
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Tennis had her ruling typed and ready prior to the hearing. She "heard" both parties and within a few short minutes submitted her ruling which was already typed, filled with errors and mistakes. She did not allow for even time or penalize the other party for taking up 9 minutes of a 30-minute hearing. Her ruling was biased and not in alignment with the order of Florida law.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8559
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My overall earring is poor and, even worse, biased against women with proven domestic violence claims. I spent a few years in front of Judge Tennis’ for my dissolution of marriage which occurred after an order for a one year domestic violence injunction which was upheld by the appellate court. This injunction included our kids due to the violence against not only me but our children too. In front of Judge Tennis, from the beginning I felt like she started litigating for their father which was weird since she was the Judge. I’m happy to share transcripts of this providing proof. At the first hearing, Judge Tennis was the first to mention in court a term “alienation” which we had never heard of. I have found since that this term alienation is biased towards women who have actual proven abuse and court upheld injunctions. It is often used as a tactic for mens rights attorneys. I am not sure if her bias against me as a female who was abused caused her to be biased towards me, but her rulings were unprofessional and she often demeaned me telling me especially when I was crying. Because Judge Tennis swept aside the proven abuse of me and our children, our children were forced into custody with their Father for a year who was violent and abusive. After multiple hearings and emergency motions due to 911 calls and numerous police visits to his house, of which all motions were denied without a hearing, in one final act where their father’s violence against our boys was something she couldn’t ignore, Judge Tennis finally gave me majorly custody and put their father on supervised visitation. Our kids have spent years in therapy to cope with the violence that occurred against them at their hands of their father. Sadly, their father should never have gotten custody. Judge Tennis bias towards women in abusive situations makes her unfit for the stand and to judge on any dissolution of marriage, custody or domestic violence cases. I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars for her just to see the truth when the truth was right in front of her. Please move her to another position outside of domestic relations so Justice can happen for women and children.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL8534
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Diana M Tennis should not call herself a judge! She doesn’t know the meaning of true justice! A judge that does not follow the Florida law should not be a judge. She is horrible she has shown to be bias and discrimination in my case that is currently active and I will make this public! I have already began to file complaints against her and I have call the news! I will fight for my rights as a parent! I will take this higher up if need be! As I have already started sending emails so that this judge can be dealt with!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL8501
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible judge! She’s a disaster judge. No competency. All she can do is intimidation, and abuse of power with no regards to procedures. She’s pretty good on insulting lawyers and litigants. I thing she didn’t expect that one day she could become a judge as she seems to have come from too low. Hopefully they will investigate on her decisions to get proof of her chaos, because not all everybody can pay a lawyer to appeal her unlawful rulings.

Other

Comment #: FL8500
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I don’t understand how come that woman becomes a judge as far occupying a bench is a very prestigious and high class position that people owe respect. That so-called “judge” doesn’t know anything about procedures when it comes to dealing with civil matters. She basically acts like a super power dictator ruling all types of craps that come on her mind. She has no respect for anyone, no class! She’s unprofessional! She might be deported to be judge where there’s dictatorship country like Russia or Cuba! She’s a racist! Having that person as a judge in Orange County is a chaotic nightmare.

Other

Comment #: FL8187
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I reiterate the other opinions. Diana Tennis decides the case before it comes to trial based upon assumptions, shows blatant bias towards her chosen party, insults the opposition, and instructs her chosen party how to go forward instilling fear into the other client as they know they will never get a fair hearing. She is often found in Appellate cases where she makes rulings determining what she wants in a case without either party asking for that outcome! Brash,intimidating,biased courtroom behavior for a Judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL8148
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible and completely biased toward women, especially when she is friends with them!!! She should have recused herself from the case but instead made the defendant’s life miserable for 6 years and essentially destroyed his reputation and cared with falsehoods and outright lies!!!!

Other

Comment #: FL8147
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The judgements, lack of basic knowledge of family law, and absolute abhorrent disrespect for due process was abundantly clear in a recent divorce case! Judge (and I use that term loosely) clearly either knew or was influenced by the plaintiff (female) and sided with her in nearly every objection to ANY type of issue the defendant raised. Clear case of favoritism and bias!!!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL7965
Rating:3.1
Comments:
Judge Tennis has taken over the championship belt of worst trial judge in the Ninth Circuit now that Alan Apte has been removed by voters. The way she handles family law cases is by pre-judging a case by what is in the court file and then bludgeoning the other side with ill tempered sua sponte orders. Her court orders are written "stream of consciousness" and routinely include ALL CAPS, short-hand, colloquialisms, and are poorly written. She has very little regard for attorneys' or litigants' schedules and will bury litigants and their attorneys with burdensome, often unnecessary, pretrial requirements. She completely lacks the temperament required of a judge and is a disgrace to the Central Florida legal community. She should be investigated by local newspapers and removed at the next opportunity.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL7815
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Judge Tennis, if she deserves the title, already formed her own opinion before facts are presented to her. It's her way or highway. She is not qualified to be a judge.

Other

Comment #: FL5932
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Tennis is obviously biased against men, makes erroneous judgements without hearing the facts/ truth, makes mistakes and uses whims and assumptions to rule. In my and many other's opinions is emotionally unqualified to sit on the bench.