Hon. Tiffany H. Anderson See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Tiffany H. Anderson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5010
I had a case that settled, but while I waited for the second call I had an opportunity to observe how she handled the docket. She is very patient with pro se parties (which is unusual)and very fair. She is very bright. I caught the end of a trial and she did a good job and gave a very well-reasoned ruling. She seems to be doing a good job running the court and has made some good changes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3180
Rating:Not Rated
Lacks basic understanding of contract law and related legal processes; pro-Defendant in many respects related to enforcement of contract rights. Needs to stick to criminal cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2408
This judge is a bully. She compensates for her lack of intelligence by berating and attacking attorneys. It's one thing if I'm asking for it-but this was completely uncalled for. I wasn't even making an argument, I just made a simple statement. She said my firm should check itself because it sounds like we have a conflict of interest (without going into detail, this made NO sense). She then told me I needed to help the plaintiff file his suit correctly. I've asked around and my experience is not unique, especially among young women lawyers. This judge is too dumb to debate legal issues with attorneys so she just yells and berates them instead. Hope she enjoys District Court--she will never be elevated.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2151
I've appeared before Judge Anderson a few times, and I have found her to be extremely fair and reasonable. She is a stickler on objections, rules and procedures. Brush up on it!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1836
I have been practicing for over 25 years and Judge Anderson handles herself quite well in the courtroom. I was originally posting on another judge and saw she was ranked low and was shocked. So I clicked on her name. She has a good command of legal issues and the rules. I was in front of her recently for a criminal case. The State's attorney appeared to be new and gave an offer of no jail on a pretty serious case. At sentencing Judge Anderson gave him a significant amount of jail time, which according to his record that was put on the record, jail time was appropriate. I saw the comment about her playing favorites with attorneys she knows. She's a member of the bar, she should know the attorneys before her. As far as any favoritism I would disagree wholeheartedly. She appeared to recognize and respect the attorney representing the defendant I just mentioned, and traded pleasantries with him before taking the plea, and still put the guy in jail even though the state didn't request jail time. She is fair, impartial and understands her role as a judge quite well.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1831
Judge Anderson is a perfect example of why prospective judges should pass an intelligence test. Agree with another commenter about her open chumminess with her courtroom clerk, passing of notes, jokes. Plays favorites with lawyers who regularly appear in her courtroom and suck up to her. Struggles with simple legal issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1824
I have appeared before her several times in criminal and domestic violence/protective order cases, I agree with the other poster that she has only been on the bench since 2008 so he must be referring to someone else. She seems to be a good judge. She listens to both sides and treats everyone fairly. She has a good handle on the law, and when she's not sure she takes a break to find the right answer. I'm about 60/40 for wins and losses with her and when I've lost I believe she followed the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1652
The most irrational and unpredictable judge I have ever been before. All PI attorneys beware, she always reduces medical specials, even if there is no evidence presented that they are unreasonable! In criminal trials and protective order hearings she clearly choses a horse before the trial is over. Two other attorneys who work in my office (who are well known and respected) have shared stories with me of their awful experiences in front of her. She has absolutely no business being on the bench... And by the way, I have been before her several times and she has never ruled against me. So I feel I can give an unbiased opinion

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1624
Rating:Not Rated
To the author of the comment below, she was appointed to the bench in September 2008. She hasn't been on the bench for "more than a decade." Perhaps you are thinking of someone else.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1623
I have been in this business a long time. I often wonder: how can one judge be so bad for so long? More than a decade on the bench, and she has not improved one bit. I remember when she first joined the bench. It's obvious she could not have made it as a private practitioner. Two of the best qualities for a judge are knowledge of the law and good judicial temperament. She has neither. She is impertinent, rude, impatient and clueless. I wish we had a way to vote to remove judges


Comment #: MD1525
Rude, sends notes back and forth to her court reporters laughing, joking with them, takes person calls during hearings, not very professional at all wants to hurry up and not take the time to listen to all the evidence.