Hon. John W. Debelius, III See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 3 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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Comment #: MD3481
Rating:1.0
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Comment #: MD3479
Rating:1.0
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Gabby

Why' is everyone so surprise by Audrey Anne Creighton behavior. I went to high school with her. She has always been a big, slut hoe. Her sisters Karen, Yvonne big hoes also. It's runs in the family. It's in the blood.They just very sneaky. Karen, was always doing people man. Got caught in the bathroom oneday giving blow job to this guy. She follow right behind her big sister Audrey. This is nothing new. I am surprised it took the legal system so long to expose her. This, is not Audrey Anne first time having sex with a client. Her sex with clients, go as far back of twenty years. I am so happy she were exposed. Audrey, look down on people. When she became a Judge, her family taught they Arrived. Please Yvonne simple Art teacher looking down on people.

Audrey, never had common sense. I will bet you any amount of money. The, charges are false that she filed on Rick. Whenever she get expose she makes up big lies so people can feel sorry for her as a victim. She is a sneaky, devious, unscrupulous, habitual, pathological liar. Nothing she say is fusion. Judge Creighton remind me of Judge Patrick Couwenberg.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3276
Rating:10.0
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Superior in every way. He is fair, shows an excellent legal background, follows the law and the rules and treats the lawyers and parties with respect.

He also administers the court efficiently and with understanding of the legitimate needs of the lawyers

Other

Comment #: MD2023
Rating:10.0
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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
Rating:8.7
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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
Rating:8.4
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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
Rating:8.6
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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
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Does not have much of a back bone in handling the non-bright judges.

Litigant

Comment #: MD1022
Rating:8.0
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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
Rating:5.6
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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
Rating:9.4
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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.