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


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4359
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Joseph Fay you such a faggot. Man up you still look like a little boy. You mean you offer me money to lie so you can win the case. Bitch I had NO intentions on lying on her. I did have every intention on keeping your money then say fuck you. And you know releasing statements that the judicial committee has not approve. Put you in some shit. Right that's the statement you send me to post. Recall you said type this. You were so eager to get fame. You and William a nobody lawyers. William your bitch ass was co-counsel. Meaning that counsel was so fucking old he needed your fat ass. Your broke ass could not pay me. Watch me file a complain on you. Your bitch ass kept inviting me into DC BAR. FAGGOT ASS LAWYERS TRY PAY ME TO LIE. I TOOK THAT FIRST PAYMENT and turn BIO-POLAR on them.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3276
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
Does not have much of a back bone in handling the non-bright judges.

Litigant

Comment #: MD1022
Rating:8.0
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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.