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Hon. Patricia A. Seitz
District judge
S.D.Fla.
11th Circuit
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What others have rated

Hon. Patricia A. Seitz

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date
Temp*  Sch*  Indu* Comp*   Punct*    Ev-Cv*   Ev-Cr* Flex  Bail  Crim  Settle Trial Sent Coop Average
Civil Litigation - Private

21331

1/2/13

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1

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3

1

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2

0

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1.5

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

18895

1/2/12

8

10

5

5

8

5

1

6

5

6

5

7
6
5

6

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

17317

1/2/12

5

7

4

2

8

0

1

5

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5
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4.5

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Civil Litigation - Private

12288

1/2/11

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7

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10

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10

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6

0
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8.7

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Prosecutor

11763

1/2/10

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1

8

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1

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0
0
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2.8

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Civil Litigation - Private

9629

1/2/09

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3

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1

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2

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

8675

1/2/09

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6

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4

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5

0

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5

9
8
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3.1

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Civil Litigation - Private

5107

1/2/07

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7

8

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9

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0
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8.4

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

4934

1/2/07

5

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5

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6

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4

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5

0
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6.2

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

4873

1/2/07

5

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3

7

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4

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10

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10
8
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3.8

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Civil Litigation - Private

2318

1/2/06

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9

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6

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9

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

2342

1/2/06

5

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5

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2.1

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How familiar are you with the work of this judge? (1=Not at all familiar,10=Extremely familiar)
Participates in Oral Argument (1=Rarely,10=Always)
Quality of Questions During Oral Argument (1=Poor,10=Extremely insightful)
Attitude during oral argument (1=Consistently inappropriate,10=Consistently respectful)
Scholarship as reflected in Opinions (1=Poor,10=Outstanding)
General Inclination in Criminal Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Government,10=Strongly Pro­Defense)
General Inclination in Civil Rights Appeals (1=Strongly Pro-Defendant,10=Strongly Pro­Plaintiff)
General Inclination in Labor Law Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Employee,10=Strongly Pro­Employer)
General Inclination in Immigration Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Immigrant,10=Strongly Pro­Gov.)
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Civil Litigation - Private

21331

1/2/13

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0

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

18895

1/2/12

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0

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0

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0

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

17317

1/2/12

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0

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Civil Litigation - Private

12288

1/2/11

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0

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Prosecutor

11763

1/2/10

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0

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Civil Litigation - Private

9629

1/2/09

0

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0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

8675

1/2/09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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0

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Civil Litigation - Private

5107

1/2/07

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

4934

1/2/07

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

4873

1/2/07

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

2318

1/2/06

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

2342

1/2/06

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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0

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Temp*
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Indu*
Comp*
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Ev-Cv*
Ev-Cr*
Flex
Bail
Crim
Settle
Trial
Sent
Coop
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)    
Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias 10=Entirely Evenhanded)    
Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias 10=Entirely Evenhanded)    
Flexibility in Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible    10=Very Flexible)    
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)    
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pre-Trial (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions (1=Least Involved 10=Most Involved)    
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators (1=10% 10=100%)    
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Hon. Patricia A. Seitz

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Civil Litigation - Private
comment #:
21331
rating:
1.5
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
This is the worst judge that I have ever been before. She is predisposed and biased, based upon her own personal likes or dislikes. She is unpredictable and goes to extreme lengths not to do any work -- she passes it on to counsel instead. She refuses to make decisions based on law, and contradicts her own orders. She is a complete horror.
1/2/13, 10:19 AM
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
comment #:
18895
rating:
6
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
This judge is partial towards USPO, will not consider all of the facts. Ex parde habitual. Shocking!
1/2/12, 8:24 AM
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
comment #:
17317
rating:
4.5
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
OVERLY PARTIAL TOWARDS PROBATION OFFICE. WILL MAKE CONCLUSIONS AGAINST DEFENDANTS BEFORE REVIEWING EXHIBITS. IS PARTIAL TO FACTS BEING PLACED ON THE RECORD THAT ARE UNTRUE.
1/2/12, 8:35 AM
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Civil Litigation - Private
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12288
rating:
8.7
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
A consummate professional who was always right on the law and made evidence rulings in a quick manner in the two cases I tried before her.
1/2/11, 7:15 AM
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Prosecutor
comment #:
11763
rating:
2.8
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Imperious and arrogant. Pre-judges matters.
1/2/10, 5:44 AM
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Civil Litigation - Private
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9629
rating:
2
average rating is 3 out of 5
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An arrogant and self-important nit picker, better suited for being a school marm. Somehow a lifetime appointment has clearly gone to her head
1/2/09, 11:02 AM
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
comment #:
8675
rating:
3.1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
This judge is one of the worst I have ever seen.... She is a pure politician who pretends to act like a neutral judge.
1/2/09, 10:42 AM
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Civil Litigation - Private
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5107
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8.4
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
1/2/07, 9:52 PM
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
comment #:
4934
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6.2
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
1/2/07, 2:13 PM
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
comment #:
4873
rating:
3.8
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Activly interfered with the defense's presentation of evidence and argument.
1/2/07, 9:50 AM
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Civil Litigation - Private
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2318
rating:
9
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Haven't tried a case in court for several years, but found her to be extremely fair and competent when I did years ago.
1/2/06, 12:33 AM
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comment #:
2342
rating:
2.1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
1/2/06, 7:36 AM
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