Hon. G. Edward Dwyer, Jr. See Rating Details
Chief Judge
Circuit Court
Frederick County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.9 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 5 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. G. Edward Dwyer, Jr.


Court Staff

Comment #: MD5463
Rating:Not Rated
He is a disgrace to the title administrative judge because the courthouse is run very unprofessionally

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3823
There are few judges with as much experience and knowledge of the law. It will be a real loss when he retires.


Comment #: MD2858
Judge against defendant from the get go.
Just wanted to get more to his million year person behind bars goal.
Had no interest in preserving family when father made a mistake.
Should have had consoling for whole family

Judge suppose to be non bias was not

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2123
Very underrated by most, he managed the many changes in Frederick well.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1982
Judge Dwyer has always been respectful in the many cases I have had before him. He is not warm and fuzzy, but that's not his job. He is a very smart guy who has put a lot of work into deciding very complex matters I have placed before him, and he generally gets it right. He has always been flexible with dates, and defers to the parties if they are cooperating.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1841
Judge Dwyer and Master Minner have NO cares about OUR children nor do they care that they violate all constitutional amendments, civil rights, federal law, state law, or any of it's statutes!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1792
Judge Dyer has too many personal bias.
He shows favoritism. If the attorney is his friend, he sides with him/her.
I don't trust him very much.
I know he is smart.
However, I do not feel he is fair, unless it is towards his friends at the bar. Sometimes, he is somewhat friendly, but most of the time, he is grouchy and mean to anyone that he does not know.


Comment #: MD1657
Edward dwyer missuses his office to trample on individual civil rights, and defies the constitutian of the United States! He is a psychotic saddest!


Comment #: MD1591
This judge trampled on my daughter's constitutional rights during a custody hearing over which he had no juristiction. He conducted his hearing with open bias, and advised and counseled the other party from the bench. My daughter had no charges, whatsoever against her, but he took her child from her. The only plausable explanation
Is that judge dwyer is involved in child trafficing, or an adoption kick-back scheme. He has a long track record!

Court Staff

Comment #: MD1466
this judge is the most arrogant, underhanded, heartless judge i have ever seen in my life. how he is able to reside over a courtroom is a mystery. he should be thoroughly investigated and removed! how can one have that done?
he's a pathetic waste who has apparent control issues. not to mention a sadistic like attitude


Comment #: MD1354
This judge criminally violates the civil rights of those appearing before him. his running of court proceedures violates both state and federal law!
this person must be removed from e bench!