Hon. Wesley D Tibbals See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Hillsborough County
13th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 6 rating(s)
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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 #: FL8849
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have observed a case Judge Tibbals has been residing over involving my niece and her children. Issues going to family court have a tenancy to be ugly, that why your are there. However, from what I have personally witnessed, read in the newspapers, heard from other litigants, this Judge is not going to give justice to females in our community. You can hear the disdain for women in his voice. My nieces ex-husband is a "dianosed" sociopath, convicted drug addict, and enjoys litigating to stay in my nieces life. I fear for my niece and her children; for their safety and for their sanity as they allow him to continuously abuse her using the legal system. Judge Tibbals has played a big part of that. He recommended a guardian ad litem, which after tens of thousands of dollars of fees, was found to have numerous cases in other counties of alleged abuse of power and even an inappropriate relationship with a litigant father during a case. I could easily go on about the wrongdoings witnesses by this Judge. If you drove through South Tampa during his election season you saw who voted him in based on the yard signs.

Other

Comment #: FL8750
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge clearly has no regard for the rights, wishes, or wellbeing of children involved in legal proceedings. He has a history of making decisions based on favoritism, ego, and his own defensiveness. He is volatile and not at all an objective judge. His decisions have led to heinous outcomes (e.g., a child literally being murdered), and somehow he is still allowed to practice without consequence or oversight. It is truly a despicable system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL8632
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Sadly my daughter has been treated unfairly, shut down when speaking, I feel Tibbals must have fell for the charming deception of the father.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8625
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Wesley Tibbals is despicable. See Case 16CP3532 in Hillsborough county. Allowed an alleged felon to abuse and isolate and financially exploit an elderly man in guardianship.

Litigant

Comment #: FL8614
Rating:10.0
Comments:
JUDGE WESLEY TIBBALS [Redacted by Ed.] VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS 42USC1983 IN CASE 16CP3532 IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, TAMPA, FLORIDA AND [redacted] VIOLATED HIS FIDUCIARY DUTY TO PROTECT AN ELDERLY ROLAND THOMAS MARTINO IN GUARDIANSHIP FROM THE ALLEGED FELON TRACI SAMUEL A/K/A TRACI HUDSON FORMER PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN WHO ABUSED, ISOLATED, OVERMEDICATED AND FINANCIALLY EXPLOITED AN ELDERLY MAN WHO IS NOW DECEASED. SHE IS FACING OVER 20 FELONY COUNTS IN PINELLAS COUNTY FOR EXPLOITING AND ABUSING ELDERLY. DESPICABLE JUDGE. VOTE NO AUG 23 2022 TO HAVE HIM REMOVED FROM THE BENCH.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL8551
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Does not enforce financial orders from men

Litigant

Comment #: FL8550
Rating:2.0
Comments:
My experience is that he was unfair to my stepdaughter, feel he does not treat women fairly. The husband lied and charmed the judge, and he would not listen to my step daughter. I maybe Dr Noah who is running against him will be Fair and compassionate toward mothers and women.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL8486
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Oftentimes rich father's will intentionally reduce their income to avoid paying support and settlements, and they cry because times are so tough. Tibbals cries with them and then hands out favorable rulings to them while the wife suffers financially. Then they laugh all the way to the bank knowing them played Judge Tibbalslike a fiddle

Litigant

Comment #: FL8453
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Tibbals ruled over my case for years and did my final divorce. I am a woman and like the other comments on here, I found him to have a bias against women. He was even disrespectful the way he spoke to me. Like I was nothing. My opinion is that the final order was unfair (I understand most people think that of their divorce order), and my husband even acknowledged in mediation that he has a great advantage as this judge would continue to issue favorable rulings to him so why would he not litigate. If you are a woman and have him assigned as a judge I would recommend you hire a male attorney and say as little as necessary in front of the judge.

Other

Comment #: FL7645
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I also believe this judge is against military mothers/mothers in general. It was evident at the temporary relocation hearing. There was absolutely no indication during the “Zoom” Final hearing he was partial as he barely said a word, but the ruling showed unequivocal support for the father without cause. The information provided in the ruling was not accurate, or completely ignored the factor addressed but still favored the father...HOW? Which leaves me to believe he is biased against mothers or in cahoots with opposing counsel, regardless due process was not given! I guess this is what happens when you are appointed by default and not elected and have no background in family law. You cannot be in the business of practicing law at the judicial level! He is ruining families.

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: FL7617
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Hon. Wesley D Tibbals is bias against women. He received a payback from lawyers paid by men who are not mentally stable to have custody of their kids. During the COVID-19 Pandemic he would not allow for defendants to defend themselves even when they had physical evidence to backup their cases.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7359
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Tibbals is a very fair judge. I owe him a huge thank you for seeing the truth when my ex drained our bank accounts while I was a stay at home mom and had three children to support. Tibbals entered a support order and was very fair in ordering me to pay for the marital bills with my support. Neither party won in court, but my kids were able to eat because of this man. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his compassion and kindness on another issue when opposing counsel tried to sandbag me and make me appear awful in court. He actually reprimanded her for attempting to make me out to be something I wasn't and try to use a situation where I'd been victimized against me. This is a very good judge.

Litigant

Comment #: FL7029
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is very unethical. He understood my son was being both mentally and physically abused yet said $10000 had to be paid to the “father “ for a custody evaluation that “the father” picked out before I could move forward in court to save my son from this MONSTER. Lovely, Tibals, put $10,000 on a 9 year old boys head to save his life! You’re disgusting. Oh and let’s not forget the Aytes case you were responsible for the death of a 3 year old child the poor MOTHER warned you of of her ex’s violent behavior. That same ex murdered that poor baby. Seriously how is your evil heart able to sleep at night? May God have mercy on your soul!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL6743
Rating:5.6
Comments:
Judge Tibbals has no experience or knowledge in Criminal law, and should not be allowed to handle Family Law criminal cases. Judge Tibbals is very arrogant and will give vindictive rulings, as opposed to adverse rulings. On civil matters his lack of experience is evident, but if a statute is very clear Judge Tibbals will not issue a ruling against it.