Hon. Joseph M. Quirk See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Joseph M. Quirk


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2723
Rating:Not Rated
I ‘know this Bitch Shelly Williams aka Shelly Onassis. She was and probably still is fucking Judge Audrey Creighton. In addition, she is a fake ass bitch with fake eyelashes, Breast. Like, to use people a self-centered, emotionless, stuck-up bitch. Think she better than everyone. Think she has so many morals; do not believe in having kids if you are not married and all kind of bullshit. Don’t believe in dating black-men. Still she sleeps with women her public defender, “Audrey Creighton”. Cannot make a right decision to save her life. Look who her role model is a Judge who is fucked up in the head. A Judge who ‘sleeps with little boys, criminals who do drugs. She all over the internet defending this woman who like little boys. One minute she your friend then she stop calling. She is one of the fakest bitches I have ever encountered in my life. Shelly been fucking Audrey, while she was her public defender. They been fucking each other on and off since “2008”. I know this; Shelly is one sneaky ass bitch very secretive but I know this. They are still in contact with each other. Why, you think she posting all over the internet, vote for Audrey Creighton. Audrey Creighton is a victim of domestic violence. That bitch is not a victim of anything but being a stupid ass easy hoe. Rick not the only person she was in the bed with. Audrey is a lesbian 99% and 1% man. Why you think, she picks these little boys. Because, Audrey know deep down inside she Gay! In addition, dealing with some demons. Only reason why anyone wants her to stay as a judge is that they all know she dirty and can be manipulated for their case. Time for new blood to come in. Did, you see all those nasty posting Shelly post cursing people out of the court house website she has a filthy mouth. I do not like that bitch. Why you think she stay posting in support of nasty Audrey. Two nasty ass bitches. Stupid ass Moran Audrey does not give a fuck about you. That bitch probably only care about herself and keeping her job why she threw Rick under the bus when she was caught. She, do the same shit to your stupid ass.


Comment #: MD2467
Given the complexity of our 17 year old domestic case, Judge Quirk takes the time to listen, review and then issue opinions based on facts, not idiotic arguments made by opposing counsel. He is extraordinarily thorough and compassionate and extremely fair.


Comment #: MD2311
Following several alterations in dockets, Judge Quirk was unexpectedly assigned to our PL hearing. We witnessed his wisdom and discernment –- probing through fallacies to focus on the truths which he 'filtered out' during the testimonies of both parties, as well as from information provided and presented by both representative counsel. We were grateful, not only that he allowed 'overtime,' but that he presided with ‘righteous justice,' not being 'moved' by the opposing side's attempt at discrediting and defaming us through exaggerated information and false allegations. This experience was a positive and enlightening reminder that we do have 'honorable' judges not only making 'fair' decisions but, more importantly, discerning truth from untruth. If the custody/divorce trial remains on the docket, we anticipate that the next judge will preside and rule with the integrity and high standards that Judge Quirk has upheld as an example.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1424
He has been top notch in a Track 4 case in all aspects. I am sure my opposing counsel would agree that we both enjoyed being before Judge Quirk. One interesting tit bit, he makes the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag before starting court. Never saw that before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1416
Holds counsel to a high standard. Expects punctuality and that counsel are prepared. My experience is only in family. Enjoyed appearing before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1301
Judge Quirk has a somber demeanor that appears intended to intimidate litigants and lawyers. His comments from the bench are short and firm. He does not want to be challenged. Another instance in which a judge thinks his robe elevates him above all others.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1031
Not a good judicial demeanor. His ego gets in the way of listening to counsel and in the way of handling matters appropriately. Appears to be prejudiced against attorneys he had cases with that he did not like in private practice. Personal feelings re counsel or a particalar gender have no place in a courtroom.