Hon. William G. Simmons See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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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. William G. Simmons


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6524
Worst "judge" in my 30 year law career. Worse than Henry Monohan. Thank god he is mostly retired.


Comment #: MD5916
This guy is the worst judge. I have had him three times and every time he seemed to have his mind made up from the moment he saw me. He is very disrespectful and violates your rights & due process while yelling at you. He is completely pro official. The silver lining is that the circuit court has overturned each of his verdicts. Nice try though!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5576
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Simmons has a friendly demeanor which appears to put defendants, lawyers, an others at ease. My concern about Judge Simmons is that he lets everything into evidence especially hearsay.

It is bad enough Judge Simmons allows hearsay and evidence that should not be admissible into bench trials, but now he is applying with the Judicial Nominating Commission to be a judge on the Circuit Court in which he could do that with jury trials.

Judge Simmons needs to focus on doing the job he has not the job he wants.


Comment #: MD3790
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Simmons needs to leave his personal agenda in his chambers. Has his mind made up before entering the
1049courtroom and leaves no room for alteration of his position. Not everyone fits into a mold, which he does not seem to understand. Do not bother trying to present any mitigating factors at sentencing - he loves incarcerating individuals. Angry man with little understanding.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3096
This judge literally tried to dress me down for delays caused by opposing counsel. He was totally clueless. Bad scholarship, bad judgment. Maybe he should read up on a file before he throws a fit.


Comment #: MD1777
Absolutely draconian. He wanted to lock me up for 30 days for rescuing my cat. A landlord filed an erroneous protective order because she didn't want to give me 30 days to move out. When I was served at work (I only went "home" to sleep as I was avoiding her as much as possible) I was told by the police AND sheriffs that I would have to wait 3 days to retrieve my "property". I refused to let my cat starve so I got her along with her food & despite having solid evidence (timesheets & letter from my boss) that the landlord perjured herself on the protective order he still wanted to throw the book at me for violating it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1602
Rating:Not Rated
In criminal cases, horrible DUI trail judge but great sentencer. Judge Simmons is very smart and knows the law. His background is amazing - it can be summed up in one word, "courage".