Hon. John P. Morrissey See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.7 - 7 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. John P. Morrissey


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6196
Absolutely no one better on the bench. Should be on his was to the Court of Appeals.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2737
Prince George's County's loss, District Court's gain. Nice guy, even tempered, treats everyone with respect. Rules on the merits before him and does not show bias to either plaintiffs or defendants. Need I say more?


Comment #: MD2360
Very personable, even temperament, fair in all of his rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1980
A rarity on this bench, Judge Morrissey is extremely charming, hardworking, intelligent, and even-handed. He knows the law, and figures it out if he doesn't. His judgments are well thought out and his awards are always fair. The best District Court judge in the county, if not the entire state.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1918
PG County has too many terrible judges. Thank goodness Judge Morrissey breaks that trend. It is nice to praise a good judge now and then. If only we could clone him!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1653
I have been before him a dozen or so times and each time the ruling he gave was spot on. He's one of the very best in Prince George's County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1559
I normally shy from this site, because I usually have nothing nice to say, but I will make an exception for Judge Morrissey. He has an even temperment, is a pleasure to work with, and you do not feel awful when you lose because he has the ability to articulate why he ruled. He should be on the Circuit Court bench, but I would not hold my breath on that score because of his race in PG County (more's the pity).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1555
Had criminal trial. Judge was very patient in listening to testimony. Gave well reasoned opinion. Was very courteous to all participants. I am not from PG County but he called my case ahead of two other trials that were older cases being handled by the public defenders office.