Hon. Albert W. Northrop See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Albert W. Northrop



Comment #: MD5121
Judge Northrup is extremely biased with disregard to the law, the evidence and even the best interest of children. He was disinterested in testimony even nodding off several times during trial. His findings were irrefutably catered to one side despite evidence suggesting the contrary. Run from this judge!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1486
He's very punctual. I'd never been in his courtroom so I asked the clerk when he'd take the bench. She said that as soon as both sides of a case are present she calls and he comes. In the cases I watched before my motion was called he was clearly prepared and attentive.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1405
Very even handed. You know you'll alwasys get a fair trial. Don't try to put one over on him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1002
i have never had a problem with him treats everyone fairly


Comment #: MD872
Extremely biased. Has his mind made up which side he is on and disregards the rules of law. Very one sided. Pays no attention to the evidence once he makes his mind up. Fails to properly instruct the jury. Travesty of justice!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD467
Pleasantly surprised at his trial-judge skills. Absolutely understood the issues, the objections, the proof and presided as a much more seasoned trial judge than his tenure indicates. Kept the jury informed and attentive during a complex trial.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD297
Terrible at the Rules. Looks for the easy way out.