Hon. Patrice E. Lewis See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Patrice E. Lewis



Comment #: MD6548
Reminds me of judge Judy... a bit shrewd but 100 percent accurate 100 percent of the time!


Comment #: MD6272
This is one awful judge. She doesn't hear the cases out and she is very disrespectful as she addresses the litigants. She mainly sends minorities to Domestic Violence class and doesn't even get both sides to the story. She needs to be removed from the bench. Courts do not need Judges like this to make family problems worst and she acts as if SHE NEEDS ANGER MANAGEMENT HERSELF. She is very abusive to anyone who comes to her and she calls the parents names in court.


Comment #: MD6052
Rating:Not Rated
Even handed but brash and direct! Gets to the point but doesn't always invite people along for the ride. Knows her stuff but could be more humane. One of the better judges in PG County but most of them forgot that they work for the citizens of the county!


Comment #: MD4880
Rating:Not Rated
Very one sided, no equitable view of both sides of the story. How can you judge without given credence to the information presented by both parties?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3444
This judge is rude, abusive,and domineering. A legend in her own mind. Rules on the basis of evidence that is not presented but that she believes she knows. Is clueless on the law and is unwilling to be educated. Tries to intimidate and interrupts witnesses and attorneys and will not let them answer questions, finish statements, make the record or make arguments.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2318
I agree with other posters that she can be very brash, especially with attorneys who are unfamiliar with her ways. However, she is without a doubt one of the brightest and most even-handed judges in the county. She will always give a fair and rational decision -- which, unfortunately, is becoming a rarity among other P.G. County judges. She moves trials along quickly, and can come across as impatient when she does so. However, she does move the docket along better than any other judge. She is easily one of the best, in a county filled with inexperienced, unpredictable and unqualified judges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1915
PG county has a plethora of bad judges. This one is no exception. Bright and evenhanded, but a very poor temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1908
She is the smartest person that she has ever met. She is rude, condescending and arrogant. She enjoys putting on a show that nobody cares to see. She should seriously consider another career. Although, in her defense, she is not even close to being the dumbest judge on the PG bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1843
Disrespectful and rude

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1527
She's bright but her foul temper undoes any respect you might have for this judge. Rude, indignant, and just plain nasty to everyone!! Let's brush our hair at least when presenting to the public. She should retire now. And her best bud Sherrie Krauder - also a foul tempered being.