Hon. Kathryn Nelson

County Court
St. Lucie County
19th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   7.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 12 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)

Civil Litigation - Private2625503/30/2014109101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private1355602/16/201296638638
Criminal Defense Lawyer207406/09/2008109107101088
Criminal Defense Lawyer184903/24/200882918117
Category Average
26255105 555
184911 111
2625510 59.9
2074   9.3
1849   3.9

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

Other5006606/11/201721851010.0Read Comment
Other2831207/24/2014218511.0Read Comment
Other2696005/14/2014218511.0Read Comment
Other2233407/11/2013218511.0Read Comment
Other1817210/22/2012218511.0Read Comment
Other1238611/28/2011218511.0Read Comment
Other1205610/13/2011218522.0Read Comment
Court Staff202005/07/2008218599.0Read Comment
Court Staff197504/24/2008218599.0 
Court Staff197204/24/2008218599.0 
Other187503/28/200821851010.0Read Comment
Litigant151401/18/200821851010.0Read Comment
Category Average   5.35.3