Hon. Shannon E. Avery See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 3 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. Shannon E. Avery


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3765
Judge Avery gave me hope that not all judges read "one script". She was very concerned about the matter at hand and wasn't swayed by an attorneys underhanded theatrics, off topic, manipulative behavior. She was focused on the two at hand, concerned about the real reason we were there and fair. She gave me hope in the judicial process for the first time. My only regret is that she not the site judge in this matter because her colleagues pale in comparison and don't care about the most important reason there there, the one that they are sworn to protect.....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2294
I tried a relatively complex, but low damages, consumer dispute in front of Judge Avery. She was respectful, thoughtful and prepared. Her analysis was complete, and her opinion was upheld on appeal.