Hon. Robert W. Heffron, Jr. See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.1 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Robert W. Heffron, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6599
The Judge did not accurately inform the record that the Plaintiff appeared in Court and that he told the Plaintiff there was no case scheduled. The case was also not on the docket. The Plaintiff left the Courtroom. He subsequently took up the case and ruled for the Defendant on the basis that the Plaintiff did not show up. This was after I had called in to say I was late etc. and showed up in Court and told him who I was. He was not the regular Judge but was sitting in for the judge we wanted recused. We had asked for the recusal of the regular judge (clayton aarons) - the situation with the case had become so bad. (He granted the Def. summary judgment when the Pl. was in hospital and could not attend the trial, several documents were removed from the case file and the Plaintiff had to keep reintroducing them etc.) The Defendant is a Medical doctor and the firm is funded by his insurer. Heffron J. stated acc. to the Record that he was not a civil judge and admitted to not knowing civil matters. PG county and Howard should do e-filing, and a more serious monitoring system should be in place to ensure that it does not become a ghetto for justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4454
This judge is a stark contrast from most of the PG bench. He is always on time, friendly, and he actually knows how to apply the law. I have appeared in front of him several times and he has remained consistent in his jovial demeanor. Two thumbs up!

Heffron should be put on the Circuit Court bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4188
Not only is Judge Heffron smart and fair, he is punctual, friendly, and perfect for the bench. Heffron should definitely be elevated to Circuit Court. Prince George's County needs more judges just like him!

Court Staff

Comment #: MD2819
This judge is the brightest, most gifted member of the Prince George's County District Court. He should not only train all incoming judges so that maybe they have the chance of being more like him, he should consider putting in for Circuit Court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2652
Judge Heffron is my favorite judge in Prince George's District Court. He's amazing as a judge, incredibly smart, very punctual and well tempered. I can't think of anything negative to say about him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1910
If Prince George's County could clone this judge and replace the full cadre of ill-tempered and downright dumb judges it has, the world would be a better place. Judge Heffron has the best temperament and attitude I have ever witnessed on the bench, and he can disagree with you without yelling. Easily my favorite in PG and in the top 5 of the hundreds of judges that I have appeared before.