Hon. Michael L. Gates

Circuit Court
Broward County
17th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 19 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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
Civil Litigation - Private4448607/28/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4094102/18/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4093702/17/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4093602/17/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4089702/16/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4089602/16/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Govt.4088102/14/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Govt.4087902/14/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Govt.4028801/20/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4028401/19/201611111112
Civil Litigation - Private3678008/08/201511118115
Civil Litigation - Private3648107/25/201551228437
Civil Litigation - Private3596307/04/2015 1 1 11 
Criminal Defense Lawyer3333003/08/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private2834907/26/201451217255
Criminal Defense Lawyer1901212/09/20121121 11 
Criminal Defense Lawyer670702/21/201035555435
Criminal Defense Lawyer174103/14/200855536343
Criminal Defense Lawyer153701/24/20084888108810
Category Average  1.91.82.01.73.21.81.92.8
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
44486      
40941   111
40937      
40936      
40897      
40896      
40881      
40879      
40288111111
40284111111
36780      
36481      
35963      
333301 1   
28349291111
19012      
6707273322
1741365321
153710171710
 2.94.22.71.62.12.4
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
444861111.0
4094111 1.0
4093711 1.0
4093611 1.0
4089711 1.0
4089611 1.0
4088111 1.0
4087911 1.0
4028811 1.0
402841111.0
367801 11.9
364812173.4
359631 11.0
3333011 1.0
283492193.0
19012   1.2
6707   4.0
1741   4.3
1537   8.0
 1.11.03.32.0

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other3841910/22/2015207411.0Read Comment
Other3332903/08/2015207411.0Read Comment
Litigant2900708/27/2014207411.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0