Hon. William C. Mulford II See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 28 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 3 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4775
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Jeff Michael Wachs of AA Co supports the following criminal behavior:

My ex-wife used the system to try to end my life. She falsey accused me of attempted murder, attempted rape, false imprisonment, domestic violence, and more. She even went so far as to forge a letter from my mother to Assistant State's Attorney Anastasia Prigge, saying that I'm a danger to the ex and the children. It's clear that Prigge knew the letter was bogus because: 1)she never contacted my mother to speak to her about the letter; and 2) she is recorded in court transcripts as saying "someone claiming to be" my mother contacted the SAO. It's a classic Freudian slip. If Prigge believed my mother did it, she wouldn't have used the language, "someone claiming to be..." Finally, this letter has never been produced for inspection to see a fax#, signature, or return address.

My mother did in fact contact Prigge, asking that she look deeper into this case as the ex wife has a history of false allegations. She falsely accused another of 3 ex husbands of DV and child molestation. She confessed in emails to falsifying police reports against me. It's documented in other police reports that she's made false claims against me.

My mother also wrote to Frank Weathersbee, while he was in office, multiple times, but was ignored. She wrote to Anne Colt Leitess, when she was in office, and was ignored until former Asst. State's Attorney Brian Marsh sent her a friends request on Facebook, presumably to try and dig up dirt. I have a screenshot to prove it. This is the culture in that courthouse. They play games to cover up the misconduct of their colleagues, rather than address real issues like professionals.

I have pictures, evidence of prior acts, and a forensic biology report from AA Co police that shows my blood on my clothes after being attacked by the ex. She's been arrested for assaulting me before, neighbors have witnessed her attack me more than once, friends have witnessed her attack me, she admitted in emails to getting violent, and even Wachs is documented as saying he believes she was abusive. When I filed charges with the commissioner's office, Anastasia Prigge violated my 14th Amendment right to equal protection by having the charges unjustly dismissed.

Since then, my child has had a broken arm from being chased, stitches on the forehead from being shoved face-first into a table, fingerprint-shaped bruises, patches of hair missing, and numerous other cuts and bruises. This was all by age 6, while in the mother's sole custody.

In spite of the bogus allegations against me, every expert witness in my case - 2 deputies, a YWCA counselor, court psychiatrist, and custody evaluator - recommended I have unsupervised visitation with my child. I doubt all these professionals would put their reputations on the line and support me if they believed any of the ex's lies. Wach defied them all and used 1 lie after another as his reasoning. It's all well documented in court transcripts. My child even told sheriff's deputies how the injuries happened, but deputies were hushed on the stand on grounds of hearsay.

I suspect collusion between Wachs, Anastasia Prigge, and opposing counsel. Nothing else adds up, unless Wachs is the most inept judge on the planet. I'm not crazy and I have a psych eval from a cherry-picked psychiatrist from the court to prove it.

I've come to anticipate retaliation, and more false allegations when I seek help. If you read this, please help spread the word. My story is not hard to validate. Likewise, if I'm lying, it wouldn't be hard to prove. The problem is getting someone from our reprehensible system to conduct an investigation from a place of objectivity.

They're too lazy to deal with a case that requires something other than their cookie cutter approaches; too afraid to undermine the bogus reports already made by their colleagues; too inept to see the truth; or they just don't care enough about human beings and our rights to do their jobs properly.

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 #: MD4024
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent Judge! Truly a credit to his profession!

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
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.