Hon. John Antoon, II See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
M.D.Fla.  
Average Rating:6.1 - 15 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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=Chronic`y 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=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. John Antoon, II


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21761
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Very biased judge in favor of criminal banks. Only looks at the bank's (defendant's) motions and exhibits and ignored my complaint, exhibits and case law, not once but three times. Does not like pro se litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20658
Rating:5.5
Comments:
Seems to Judge cases often not on merits but rather on stature of lawyers appearing before him. Nice man. Makes early determination of result he wants & then works towards making that result happen.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19133
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Not quite the brightest bulb in the chandelier. I think he tries to do a good job, but is hobbled by so many limitations that he fails. Not sure he really can ever overcome his disposition to side with the 1% against the 99%. Not sure he is even aware of that trait.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13822
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Proof that Democratic presidents can appoint judges as bad as the ones Republicans name.

Litigant

Comment #: 13315
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge was horrible. After stating he looked at the fronesics and sees that it calm as the defendant as not quilty, he still placed him as quilty.

Litigant

Comment #: 13313
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The facts were plain in front of him. We had proof my son was innocent. Anyone could see that by our forensics. But he chose to go along with the theatrics of prosecutor Perez (as Perez gestured with his hand as if masturbating) so that won over the facts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7365
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Perhaps the best judge in the Middle District. You get a fair hearing before a judge who still remembers he's a human being. His rulings show a real sensitivity to complex issues and he tries harder than most to reach a legally correct decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6994
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Excellent trial judge. Good temperament, well prepared and even-handed.

Other

Comment #: 5941
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Was biased from the outset in a civil hearing. The motion in opposition raised a clear lack of SMJ as pleading by government plaintiff was insufficient and a constitutional issue was raised in the motion to oppose. Antoon ignored the nation's highest law and ruled against.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 5904
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Not smart, and doesn't know it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5708
Rating:5.3
Comments:
Good attitude towards lawyers but not very bright.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5300
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A very good judge. He generally prepares for hearings, knows the facts, knows the law, and is unfailingly pleasant to work with. One of the best District Court Judges in the Middle District.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5188
Rating:9.3
Comments:
A keen intellect coupled with curiosity about the law and courtesy to attorneys practicing before him. A rare combination

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2432
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Collects a good salary but does little to earn it. No independent review of record. Repeats obvious fact and legal errors from lawyers on one side. Rubber stamps erroneous magistrate orders.

Result oriented and not even very diligent about disguising appearance of bias.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1313
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Judge Antoon is a fair-minded judge who seems to be defense oriented in his approach to trials. However, if you lose after being given the benefit of the doubt, you will be punished for your actions.