Hon. Melissa K. Copeland See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Melissa K. Copeland


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3019
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Judge Copeland is one of the best judges in Maryland. She is intelligent, even tempered, thoughtful and judicious in every way imaginable. She is courteous and has good instincts. She is always prepared, on time and she is just overall a great judge. Wish she was back in the District Court!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2214
Rating:9.9
Comments:
She has the most pleasant demeanor. I appreciate the fact that she prepared for the hearings before coming out to the bench. She treated everyone with respect and put everyone at ease.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2118
Rating:9.8
Comments:
She is very intelligent, and a good judge. She has a great temperament and gets cases correct. She has a good "feel" as a trial judge.