Hon. William C. Turnoff See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Fla.  
Average Rating:7.0 - 12 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)
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Comments



What others have said about Hon. William C. Turnoff


Comments


Other

Comment #: 23344
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
One of the worst magistrates in the district, which is a pretty low threshold to begin with. He wastes time cracking unfunny jokes on the bench (which the more weak-kneed members of the bar laugh at), he often goes out of his way to make counsel uncomfortable, and he unjustifiably thinks he is the smartest and cleverest person in the room. The best moment in his courtroom is when he leaves the bench in recess so that those in attendance can mercifully escape the unpleasantness of being in his presence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22354
Rating:8.6
Comments:
Very good, well informed magistrate who makes well reasoned decisions. Usually genial until you do something stupid, then rapidly loses tolerance. Wish more were like him.

Other

Comment #: 21713
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is getting senile but allows the defendants who have criminal past to make bond.
Sometimes during the hearings he starts talking about unrelated matters and takes a long time in comparison to other magistrates.
When he's off the bench he doesnt talk to anyone except his staff and other judges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13409
Rating:1.5
Comments:
He is the worst mag in the district. None of the district judges want to be paired with him, so he is usually relegated to handling land condemnation cases.
Plus, he is a buffoon on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9343
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Avoid him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4857
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Very bright and fair. Always prepared. Treats attorneys and litigants with respect. It is a pleasure to appear before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2555
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent jurist. Respectful, smart, and funny.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 2553
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Super smart, funny, no-nonsense Judge. The best magistrate judge in town. Very fair to all parties.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1331
Rating:8.6
Comments:
very fair