Hon. Pamela J. White See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Pamela J. White


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Other

Comment #: MD2437
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I think Judge White is a great,she took her time to understand my case.I agree with her decision 100%.Thank You Judge White.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2248
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This was a horrible experience! Judge White obviously doesn't take the time to read the case brief, nor give the time to be briefed. She rambled through my hearing with unintelligible gibberish, while leafing through a law manual. Yet, she yelled at me that she was simply not going to allow me to argue my case based on the legal requirements of Maryland Rule 7-207. I spent both time and money on research, only to be treated unprofessionally and unethically, for a case where it was quite apparent that Judge White had already made her decision. In fact, she stated that she was not going to go against the defendants. This judge is definitely biased in favor of the government.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD2247
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge White was quite rude to me in not granting me the opportunity to present my evidence. Oddly, after I had the time to separate and reflect, I was able to see that she did in fact see all of the injustices in my case, in spite of her ruling against me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2243
Rating:1.2
Comments:
This judge is horrible. She is very unprofessional, lacks the appropriate courtroom mannerisms, and is obviously biased with a minimum of intellect. The moment that I was told that she was the presiding judge in my case, I knew it was over. She is not ready for Appeals Court. At the very least, she should take the time to read the case files. Very tacky!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1830
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge White is intellectually dishonest, and favors the defense (civil) and any government agent to the point of absurdity. She is punitive in all pretrial matters. She has set up a laundry list of requirements (some vague) for mediation and pretrial with an eye toward punishment even for immaterial deviations that impact nothing -- that is, if you are a plaintiff. If you are a defense counsel, no worries, you can just stand there, she'll hand you your excuses. On summary judgment she'll do what she can to help the defense, and express regret that she can't do more.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1765
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Awful. Phony. Disingenuously and inartfully disguises her personal and systemic prejudices (If she doesn't like you, good chance you will lose; conservative Republican; pro civil defense; pro prosecution). Not particularly bright. Pretends to understand with no real desire to do so because she is afraid to ask clarifying questions lest she be viewed as dumb or because it would make her job of ruling in a biased way more difficult. Tireless schmoozer because she badly wants to be on the Court of Appeals.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1566
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Judge White is pro-insurance defendant and makes her mind up wya before the trial. She acts like a dictator. In my trial with her, every decision she made was pro-defendant. I will give her credit though, once she figured out (after 2 days) at trial that the defendant lawyer was being a jerk she became a much better judge and even handed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD989
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Outstanding member of the bench both civil and criminal matters. Extremely intelligent and has common sense.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD980
Rating:8.1
Comments:
Judge White has demonstrated an ability to listen to both sides before reaching a conclusion, a welcome change from the rubberstamping of the State's position that often seems to come with wear & tear on the sensibilities of many others after serial over-exposure to instances of people on their worst behavior. Judge White seems able to retain a Constitutional outlook and to apply the various standards of proof without systemic difficulty.

Litigant

Comment #: MD959
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge white seemed to already have her mind made up with some EXTREME bias before we ever got to court.
She had my council removed from the court room them allowed the proceedings to go on and refused to allow me council. I repeatedly asked for a delay and or council. She acknowledged that even thought I was in NO WAY qualified to defend myself or my company she was continuing the proceedings and If I left the court she would allow a default judgement against me. She then, With the court microphone covered, told me that I should settle or would obviously be outclassed by the local attorney who she had previous court experience with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD339
Rating:3.6
Comments:
Judge White took three hours to hear a motion in a medical malpractice case that required no more than thirty minutes to be heard. She arrived unprepared, having not read the arguments in each motion in their entirety and then allowed defense counsel a great deal of leeway in his arguments, while hammering plaintiff's counsel on her arguments. Her reasoning was, as described in an earlier comment, rigid and uninformed. A very unpleasant experience, all told.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD327
Rating:2.9
Comments:
Judge White is a bad judge. She appears distinguished, speaks temperately to the lawyers who come before her, and she appears to speak intelligently when you first hear her. However, she is speaking gibberish because she just plain gets the law wrong on basic points of commercial law. Litigating in front of her is very dangerous because she doesn't understand her role as a Circuit Court judge. I agree with an earlier comment that she fails to control bad behavior in her courtroom, and she seems to be allergic to making a legal ruling that could possibly go up on appeal. She is in way over her head when she hears matters off of the civil docket.

I understand that she is better at being a domestic relations judge. That work is relatively easy to do and it is often quite repetitive. The Baltimore City Circuit Court should think long and hard before allowing her to take commercial litigation cases again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD323
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not a pleasant experience. Very biased and totally rigid when it comes to an understanding of law. I am not impressed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD263
Rating:6.3
Comments:
Judge White strikes me as a reasonably intelligent judge who does her homework. However, she is afraid to make the hard decisions, and is unwilling to control unprofessional behavior out of counsel, which needlessly prolongs litigation. Overall, I prefer other judges on this court.