Hon. Richard E. Jordan See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.8 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Richard E. Jordan



Comment #: MD6499
Honorable Judge Jordan was fair and impartial.


Comment #: MD6473
I just had a custody trial with Judge Rubin, and as a mother fighting for her child Judge Rubin is by far the best i have seen. He was very focused on the best interests of my child which is too small to testify in court. He is very knowledgeable and knows the law like the back of his hand.
I found him to be very thorough and provides good results. Thank you Judge Rubin and God bless you

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6404
Excellent Judge. Smart, great temperament and balanced. I've been in his courtroom a number of times over the years and have never seen him lose his patience or seem disinterested. Definitely one of the best judges in the state when you put together the traits of a good judge. FYI, he puts a lot of emphasis on conduct and respect in the courtroom (i.e. doesn't put up with personal criticism of opposing counsel, interrupting others, etc.).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5610
It is always a pleasure to be before this Judge. He "gets" it. Irrespective of the outcome, you and your client get a chance to try your case and there is always a professional atmosphere but he is not "afraid" to put his opinion on the table. And, he has a sense of humor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4033
Just read comment MD 4032 below. It mirrors my experience exactly. I guess there are just mediocre judges, but his set of faults are still troubling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4032
Did not appear to have reviewed all of the exhibits in a complicated family matter. Made up his mind early on as to certain issues before all of the evidence was presented and did not allow the evidence to dissuade him. Seemed to focus on minor issues and miss the big picture, and was not bothered at all by outright fraudulent behavior and outright lies by one party.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3967
Best in Montgomery County? He doesn't even understand the Crawford case. Let's make these ratings realistic!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2891
A terrific judge; very involved and listening and even-tempered. Thoughtful, not willing to simply judge the case the way the more funded opponent wants it to be judged. Looks at the facts, the inferences, the motives of the parties. If you are the more aggrieved party may you be blessed with this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2021
In response to the posting of 8/15, I am the attorney on the other side of that case. First, Judge Jordan is one of the best trial judges we have on the bench. Secondly, the representations made by the poster are simply false. He did not appear in front of Judge Jordan. He had a file presented to this judge for a ruling on an ex parte and wildly frivolous motion to shorten time. Having practiced in this jurisdiction before all of the judges for more than three decades, I can safely say there is not a single judge who would have granted the relief sought by this lawyer. Thirdly, the poster did not have a client. He is a pro se defendant on a civil claim. Lastly, on ex parte matters presented to a duty judge, there is rarely if ever any explanation given by the judge to the party inasmuch as the matter is not presented in open court, on the record. Rather, the written motion is presented and ruled on in chambers. That is to say, there simply is no contact in motions of the type filed between the attorney and the judge. This poster chose to file an absurd motion seeking absurd relief. That he is unhappy with the result and would prevaricate about the details reflects on the poster, not on this able and well-respected jurist. Any party and his or her counsel would be ably served appearing anytime in front of Judge Jordan. He was an impeccable trial attorney who brought that same skill set to the bench with him. The only other posting on this site accurately describes Judge Jordan's abilities. Alas, the same simply cannot be said of the defendant/lawyer who posted the unfounded comments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1417
Appeared before Judge Jordan for the first time last week on motions. He was thoughtful, prepared, and willing to listen to counsel but in control of his courtroom.