Hon. William C. Mulford II See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 25 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. William C. Mulford II


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Other

Comment #: MD2366
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Only reason he gets a rating of (1) is because that is the lowest option. Would have gone negative.

This "judge" is a clown! Dressed up in a black robe with a wooden stick in his hand sitting behind a desk high above everyone else. Only thing he is missing is a big red nose that honks.

Pretends to listen to the testimony in his court room while pretending to take notes while he draws stick figures. Allows witnesses to lie and even finds in favor of those lies.

If you use the bathroom standing up, you have no chance with this clown. He needs to be gone! From the bench. No way he can continue to rule in cases that affect the lives of children because he doesn't care about the damage he creates.

Mulford ... AKA The "Clown"

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2356
Rating:1.0
Comments:
really people he sucks

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2354
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Great at creating control freak mothers, just ask all the fathers he has screwed over, but hey they are allowed to hate him....he gives permission.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2342
Rating:10.0
Comments:
BEST JUDGE EVER !!!! super fair, pleasant and nice to look at.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2236
Rating:1.1
Comments:
I thought that maybe the complaints on here were a little off, but after watching him firsthand, I am inclined to agree with most of the posters. Judge Mulford clearly finds a way to keep children with their mother only. I had to control laughter at one point in a mother's testimony, and when he turned that into truth, my mouth dropped open. I hope that someone has the ability to appeal his decisions, and maybe he will learn to live in this century. I shook my head for days after seeing him in action. I feel sorry for any father who has to appear in front of him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2204
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Another one for a crazy mother -- it makes you wonder how many more are out there. This judge is archaic in his beliefs.

Other

Comment #: MD2185
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is horrible in family law cases. He doesn't care about any evidence, and can turn and twist any case to favor the woman. He is very rude and nasty from the bench. If you are a male, you do not have a shot. This judge believes that all children should be with their mother, regardless of her behavior and what games she plays.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2173
Rating:1.2
Comments:
This judge is a jerk, and also needs retake high school math. A first-grader could add better than him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2170
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He is very impressed with himself. He babbles on about his experiences growing up, and believes those experiences are somehow relevant to testimony to which he doesn't pay attention. He just doesn't comprehend facts, and can't distinguish fact from fiction. He gives lip service only to the sacrifices of military service.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2162
Rating:1.2
Comments:
As we approach Veteran's Day, if you want to see how not to treat a disabled veteran, go sit in on this judge's courtroom. He actually took a disabled Marine's kids from him because he had the nerve to use his G.I. Bill to further his education. Pro-whiny-mommy the whole way.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2161
Rating:9.9
Comments:
He is an excellent judge. He saw through the B.S. in my case, and ultimately meted out a very reasonable result in a domestic case with alimony as the main issue.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2158
Rating:1.3
Comments:
I am glad that other people are starting to show the truth about this judge. He is trying to make a name for himself, and does not follow case law. He seems to be gleeful when stripping someone of their rights. I guess some people would rather kiss his butt instead of being honest, but the truth will eventually be out.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2156
Rating:1.8
Comments:
This judge is an egomaniac who is unable to follow case law, or even to care what case law says. Be scared that he will be second-in-command of family law in Anne Arundel County. Fathers don't matter in his courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2144
Rating:2.9
Comments:
He has a huge ego. He lacks both sound reasoning and deductive abilities, and instead applies his own biased temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2143
Rating:3.2
Comments:
He permits witnesses that blatantly lie, without credibility. He doesn't pay attention during testimony, and carries on conversations with his clerks while witnesses are talking. His judgment may possibly be biased, because of his religion. He is short-tempered and unforgiving.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1705
Rating:7.8
Comments:
He has a short temper with people who are unprepared or who seem to be disingenuous or wasting the court's time, even though he is generally correct about such matters. Very perceptive in terms of ferreting out the truth. However, a bit more verbal restraint might make him appear more "judicial" in temperament.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1211
Rating:7.6
Comments:
Mulford is fair and generally polite to people in his courtroom. He is smart. He is tough enough and I think he does a good job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD978
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Tremendously talented and even-handed judge. One of the few on the AA bench who is a star in both civil and criminal cases. As a criminal judge, he quickly gets to the bottom of complex issues and makes fair decisions. He is a fair sentencing judge, but stays true to his warnings to defendants that violate his probation. In civil cases, he is not afraid to call out a side for a frivilous argument or inappropriate position. He calls balls and strikes evenly. Isn't that what we want in a judge?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD926
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Very fair. Always willing to talk to counsel. Not afraid to confront unreasonable attorneys in chambers about being unreasonable and will always tell counsel what he is willing to do. In criminal cases, will automatically discount certain prosecutors he knows are unprepared, untrustworthy, or unreasonable without defense counsel having to say it out loud. Overall, a bit pro-state, especially in the biggeer cases, but not afraid to follow the law and call a bad search a bad search, etc. even in a high publicity case. Can get easily annoyed at unprepared attorneys and reward prepared attorneys. Very common sense based approach to being on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD726
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge. He knows how to move a criminal docket and fairly decide cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD705
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Generally fair; but a little too concerned about public perception. My wager is that he has even checked this website more than once.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD539
Rating:9.9
Comments:
As an attorney who is in front of Judge Mulford on a regular basis, I find him to be completely fair on sentencing and Motions to Reconsider. However, if someone commits a crime and shows no remorse-away they go; and, as a citizen of this State, that is the way it should be.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD536
Rating:4.3
Comments:
In one case, after Defendant entered a plea to a misdemeanor, he ordered the person placed on the Sex Offender Registry (which was not mandated for the crime plead to) costing him his job/security clearance. The individual filed a Motion for Reconsideration in 11/08 - Judge Mulford is still sitting on it and, when asked in a related matter when he was going to rule on it (concerning the SOR), he said that he would have to die before the case would be reconsidered! Not exactly a fair result, since sitting on the motion bars any appeal.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD437
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very fair. Works well with lawyers very well who are prepared and on-time for Court. Makes sure the Defendant gets a fair trial. Not afraid to give time for crimes of violence nor afraid to go under State's recommendation when appropriate.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD12
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Incredibly hardworking. Very fair. Best new judge in the state.