Hon. Robert E. Cahill, Jr. See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.7 - 4 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. Robert E. Cahill, Jr.



Comment #: MD5947
The foreclosure mill of Shapiro & Burson had been trying to take my waterfront property and house for about four years - they even had a 'buyer' lined up! I'll remind the reader that they had been fired in 2010 by Fannie and Freddie because they were fabricated and forging court documents. None of the judges in Baltimore County with the exception of one retired judge Wiener seemed to have a problem with them. So the day came and I finally had a competent lawyer. I was going to get my day in court. Bill Savage of Shapiro & Burson hadn't even bothered to respond to our motion. While my attorney and I waited and waited judge Cahill sent out his law clerk to inform us that he "wanted to wait to hear from the 'other side." What? They hadn't bothered to respond! Wasn't that their answer? We went back the next day, he ruled against me and my house went on the auction block that afternoon. Guess who the only bidder was? Yeah the 'buyer' from the foreclosure mill. It was an ideally situated house on the waterfront. The only "bidder" made a prearranged deal and now resides in my home.


Comment #: MD3149
I am so pleased that Judge Cahill was able to exclude the "expert" testimony of a self-taught document examiner who rents herself out as an expensive hired gun in a 2013 civil case. He is a highly intelligent judge who listens to the evidence presented and then rules accordingly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2082
A respected lawyer once told me: "Judge Cahill is a rare commodity; he'll give anybody an even break and doesn't have a favorite. Just make sure you don't waste him." This has proven to be good advice. He will decide on the evidence presented, and that's all we can ask of any jurist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1802
He is a good example of how temperament is not the end all be all of the quality of a judge. While he will sit there quietly, he has already made up his mind. From having appeared in front of him a few times, I can honestly say that he either plays favorites, has nothing but disdain for non-corporate parties, or is just really not that smart. I agree with the criminal defense attorney who opined on here that "He seems dumb.", in that he is pretty much just a silent blob that will do whatever the corporate party requests. I would rather have an interested and impatient judge with a bad demeanor (who cares about getting it right and has the mental competence to do so) rather than this intellectually unsophisticated (or perhaps just plain pro-corporate biased) jurist.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD114
Rating:Not Rated
I was unimpressed. He seems dumb.