Hon. William C. Mulford II See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 36 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 11 rating(s)
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* 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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Litigant

Comment #: MD5757
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This "judge" is a sexist pig who consistently violates the most basic civil rights of women and minorities. He NEEDS to be disbarred!

Other

Comment #: MD5716
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A 10-star judge. Fair, knowledgeable (despite educational background and schools attended), and good looking; but, spends way too much time in gender-neutral bathrooms.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5637
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Sets abusers free to keep abusing. Any bodily harm to women will be due to him.

Other

Comment #: MD5623
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Evenhanded and fair. His careful review of a particular case I witnessed was clear and carefully thought out. He provided his reasoning for his ruling with thoroughness using evidence before him, case background and followed rules of procedure. Judge Mulford II presided impartially with impeccable temperament.

There is one other judge in this court who could strongly benefit from observing how fairness, evenhandedness and temperament in a trial court is applied properly in civil matters.

A pleasure to witness judicial integrity.

Litigant

Comment #: MD5562
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Another activist from the bench. Cares nothing about the children involved but is completely motivated by politics. So glad I no longer live in the People's Republic of Maryland.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5531
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Had a pre trial (hearing) with him. Completely incompetent on a family law matter regarding jurisdiction. Have lost complete faith in him as a judge.

Litigant

Comment #: MD5468
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Mulfords brain is "without merit." There's clearly no " substance." A horrible person who has no business being a judge!

Litigant

Comment #: MD5422
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After yet more negative comments, do you still believe they all come from one family?? Yep, we got exactly what we said we would, withholding children for her own whimsical reasons, demands on every visit, and broke from it all so no way to fight back. Great job Mulford, ruining families across this county

Litigant

Comment #: MD5304
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This "judge" is an embarrassment to the notion of justice. Contradicts himself and acts like a spoiled brat when called out on his crap!

Other

Comment #: MD5213
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Judge Mulford II presided over what should have been a very brief matter. It was clear he could see through the withholding of critical information by a female counselor. Conversely, he handled himself professionally during the course of questioning. In doing so, this counselor placed this judge in a very precarious and damming position had he not investigated further. This would be the third time in same case she has willfully withheld knowledge regarding a simple ask and answer involving case background and events. The first judge repeatedly directed questioning, in which she remained uncooperative by withholding critical facts from case record in response. The second she continuously provided zero facts or case law in support of her position and misrepresented factual case background. In truth, she spewed nothing but hot air via character assassination upon the adverse party. Embarrassingly stated, we now have a few judges on record requesting clear answers from counsel, only to receive a knowingly untruthful and vague response though she was/is aware of actual facts. As a result, a frivolous case continues due to the egregious and bad faith conduct of this counselor and client wasting the court's, and both parties valuable time and resources. Good lawyering is one thing, but to prolong a frivolous case for a client who files baseless lawsuits, commits significant perjury, submits falsified financial statements (as confirmed by counsel in writing), lacks complete merit as the record proves, it then is nothing more than a dog and pony show and disrespectful to the judiciary.

Litigant

Comment #: MD5090
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Unless you've stood before these judges, you're not really in a position to critique them.
That said, I've not appeared before Harris, but his reputation is that of being a "woman-hater." [Redacted by Ed.] I, along with witnesses from my case have left several comments on his page.
I've also appeared before Mulford and he is the only judge who seemed interested in listening to the evidence and making a fair decision. I admire the fact that he is a gentleman and sees the value of women and shows respect for motherhood! Sadly, he is the last judge in AA county who is of this mold.

Other

Comment #: MD5085
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Finally, an intelligent poster providing cogency, facts, and applicable data (MD5083). Agreed, Harris is not pro male or female. He is not a "sexist" pig as alleged here. Instead, he has proven his stance as Pro Harris & Pro HBD regardless of client gender. All evidence based but not submitted here for the protection of this site and adherence to the rules as set forth in the privacy disclaimer.

The above statement is non relevant to Judge Mulford II.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5026
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Sniff out bs?? He makes more bs statements than any other judge I have seen on the bench. Our county is stuck with this ridiculous judge, but please people don't believe for a second he is a fair judge, my guess he writes his own comments on here. He has destroyed many relationships between fathers and their children with his rulings, sniff out crap...lmao

Other

Comment #: MD4984
Rating:10.0
Comments:
It's a shame that a judge who values women and recognizes how crucial a mother is in a child's life, is criticized. This is such a sad statement on the condition of AA county! " judges" like Harris and Wachs continuously trample on the rights of women and mothers. They are what's wrong in this sexist county, not an honorable judge combatting backwards thinking! I applaud Judge Milford for being able to sniff out the crap!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD4964
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Hmmmm...MD4963, my experience with Mulford was very positive. He's very fair and has an even, mild demeanor. He's actually quite honorable and a credit to an otherwise twisted and depraved circuit Court bench!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4963
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible judge and person.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD4961
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Actually, MD4941,Milford genuinely attempts to be fair in custody matters. If you want to go before a judge who truly advocates for parental alienation, that would be Wachs!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4941
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rules for Parental alienation instead of Parental cooperation

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4824
Rating:2.4
Comments:
One of the worst family law judges on the bench. Goes out of his way to ensure that the mother prevails, with little or no respect for the fathers that come before him. Very full of himself and not well versed outside of criminal law. If a child is involved in the case, hope you get another judge - one who considers their best interests.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4511
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent Judge! He can definitely sniff out the BS unlike some other judges!

Litigant

Comment #: MD4433
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I appeared before Judge Mulford for a Domestic Violence Protective Order as the Petitioner. The Respondent got on the stand and every word out of his mouth was a lie and Judge Mulford could see right through it. When you tell truth, especially as a survivor domestic violence, it confirms, at least to me, the domestic violence is taken seriously, as it should be.

Litigant

Comment #: MD3976
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
General inclination pro-mother with no consideration for Father's rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2973
Rating:1.0
Comments:
No comment needed, time will show his true colors

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
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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.