Hon. Daniel P. Dwyer See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Washington County
4th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Daniel P. Dwyer


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3824
I am surprised to see the ratings and comments other have given Judge Dwyer. My experience is that he is attentive, even handed and knowledgeable of the law. He is willing to let counsel try their cases, pays close attention to the evidence and is to my mind a first rate judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3809
This man was caught sleeping on the bench and no one cares. Also lets court staff sprawl out in the chair like a town drunk while in session.


Comment #: MD3753
He's residentially and sexually bias. Incapable of listening fairly and impartialy to both sides. He picks a side from the start and refuses to be open to hear the other side. He makes his own speculations of intentions and makes insulting, untrue remarks about the side he chooses against. He has no right in being a judge!


Comment #: MD2303
This judge was napping during the court proceedings, and allowing his staff to do the same thing during my divorce case. How can a judge make a fair ruling if he's not listening to the case? It was very unprofessional.