Hon. John W. Debelius, III See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. John W. Debelius, III


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2702
Rating:Not Rated
I ‘know this Bitch Shelly Williams aka Shelly Onassis. She was and probably still is fucking Judge Audrey Creighton. In addition, she is a fake ass bitch with fake eyelashes, Breast. Like, to use people a self-centered, emotionless, stuck-up bitch. Think she better than everyone. Think she has so many morals; do not believe in having kids if you are not married and all kind of bullshit. Don’t believe in dating black-men. Still she sleeps with women her public defender, “Audrey Creighton”. Cannot make a right decision to save her life. Look who her role model is a Judge who is fucked up in the head. A Judge who ‘sleeps with little boys, criminals who do drugs. She all over the internet defending this woman who like little boys. One minute she your friend then she stop calling. She is one of the fakest bitches I have ever encountered in my life. Shelly been fucking Audrey, while she was her public defender. They been fucking each other on and off since “2008”. I know this; Shelly is one sneaky ass bitch very secretive but I know this. They are still in contact with each other. Why, you think she posting all over the internet, vote for Audrey Creighton. Audrey Creighton is a victim of domestic violence. That bitch is not a victim of anything but being a stupid ass easy hoe. Rick not the only person she was in the bed with. Audrey is a lesbian 99% and 1% man. Why you think, she picks these little boys. Because, Audrey know deep down inside she Gay! In addition, dealing with some demons. Only reason why anyone wants her to stay as a judge is that they all know she dirty and can be manipulated for their case. Time for new blood to come in. Did, you see all those nasty posting Shelly post cursing people out of the court house website she has a filthy mouth. I do not like that bitch. Why you think she stay posting in support of nasty Audrey. Two nasty ass bitches. Stupid ass Moran Audrey does not give a fuck about you. That bitch probably only care about herself and keeping her job why she threw Rick under the bus when she was caught. She, do the same shit to your stupid ass.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2689
worst leader ever all his jydges busy hoeing around!!!!! BAD! BAD! LEADER. POUR THE VODKTA.


Comment #: MD2023
This judge was very well-spoken about my case and seemed to care enough about what I was going to after I was going to walk out of his courtroom with my time and life. That was very thoughtful of him, and meant a lot to me.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1421
He's got the right temperament, learns the law he doesn't know and tries very hard to be fair. I've seen him make some bad rulings but on balance, this guy is a very good judge. I would take him over a lot of the others any day.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1395
Judge Debelius' great strength is that he tries to be fair, and his processes are good. Not to say he gets everything right on the law, but at the end of the day you feel like you've had your day in court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1302
An excellent jurist who is equally fair to each side. He should try more cases instead of serving as Administrative Judge, which is a thankless job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1100
Rating:Not Rated
Does not have much of a back bone in handling the non-bright judges.


Comment #: MD1022
He's a good guy- look at how many attorneys from his firm are on the bench- speaks volumes as to their credibility.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD330
Judge Debelius did not appear to understand the appellate rulings on a family law issue. He was aware of the cases, but appeared not to understand the rulings and apply the rulings.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD167
Judge Debelius presided over a five day civil jury trial. He was extremely courteous, heard objections and frequent bench conferences at lawyers' request, and did not interject much into the trial. I did not win the case, but Judge Debelius was fair and tried to accomplish a settlement pre-trial.