Hon. Scott M. Bernstein

Circuit Court
Miami-Dade County
11th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 18 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 9 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Criminal Defense Lawyer2877908/14/20141111111 
Civil Litigation - Private2613403/21/2014810810810107
Criminal Defense Lawyer2498401/22/201410910101010106
Civil Litigation - Private1808210/18/201225141231
Civil Litigation - Private1358402/18/201279191877
Civil Litigation - Private1311701/31/201221111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer1245512/05/201111111111
Civil Litigation - Private958012/15/201056121331
Civil Litigation - Private949112/03/201079997997
Civil Litigation - Private680803/20/2010910101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private678103/10/20101010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private257908/11/200810910108101010
Criminal Defense Lawyer244307/29/20081010910810910
Criminal Defense Lawyer216207/08/2008101098101089
Civil Litigation - Private76111/05/20078101010910107
Civil Litigation - Private76011/05/200710109109 9 
Civil Litigation - Private49710/23/20071010108101010 
Civil Litigation - Private40010/10/200786568745
Category Average  7.17.66.47.26.37.26.96.1
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
287791     
26134      
24984      
18082      
13584      
13117      
12455      
9580755556
9491      
6808      
6781      
2579      
2443101010101010
2162      
761      
760      
497      
400      
 6.07.57.57.57.58.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
287791  1.0
261349159.1
24984   9.9
180821522.4
135843335.6
131171451.1
124551 11.0
95802223.3
949193 8.5
680895 9.8
678110 510.0
257910 59.6
244310  9.6
216210559.4
76110 59.6
76010 59.6
49710  9.8
40016105.6
 6.33.84.46.9

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2877808/14/2014134211.0Read Comment
Litigant2662204/24/2014134211.0Read Comment
Other2398010/30/20131342  Read Comment
Other2028002/24/2013134211.0Read Comment
Other1882811/27/2012134211.0Read Comment
Other1882511/27/20121342  Read Comment
Court Staff1781710/04/2012134211.0Read Comment
Other1692808/18/2012134266.0Read Comment
Other1572906/24/2012134211.0Read Comment
Other1506205/28/2012134277.0Read Comment
Litigant1437604/11/2012134211.0Read Comment
Other470002/11/20091342  Read Comment
Category Average   2.22.2