Hon. Joan Bossmann Gordon See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 6 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. Joan Bossmann Gordon


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4610
Rating:9.9
Comments:
I have appeared before Judge Gordon beginning when she was an Admin. Judge. Never had a problem with her demeanor. Always courteous and fair. Treats everyone with respect. She is one Judge in the distict court that will bind herself to a plea instead of my constantly praying jury trials to get away from the vast majority who don't bind. They are the arrogant, obnoxious ones.

Court Staff

Comment #: MD4593
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have observed this judge for years. She is now getting the attention she has deserved all along. This judge's behavior borders on the bizarre, but people are so afraid of her -- she will threaten people at the drop of a hat -- none of us were brave enough to speak out. I am even scared writing this, but I have observed judges as a bailiff for many years, and Judge Gordon is one of the least effective and strangest people I have ever seen on the bench. She is a terror and is widely disliked around the courthouse. Hopefully, the public will learn even more about her in the coming months and she will be removed from office or retire fairly soon.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4590
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Gordon has moral courage and is not afraid to make an unpopular decision. She has a strong sense of civic and professional responsibility. She is an asset to the bench and bar.

Other

Comment #: MD4585
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Too lazy to perform as a duty judge for weekend warrants less than once a year ? An embarrassment to the bench and our city with her personal prejudices and insane probation practices....

Other

Comment #: MD4582
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A cruel, horrible, biased person with no sense of proportion or reality. She needs to be investigated based on the New York Times article that ran this morning.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4580
Rating:9.9
Comments:
I have appeared before Judge Bossman Gordon twice in the last year and was impressed with her demeanor and sense of fairness. She worked with the prosecutor and me in reaching a fair outcome for my client who had a complex immigration issue. She was attentive and fair. I think she is one of the hardest working and fairest Judges in Baltimore City. We are lucky to have her.

Other

Comment #: MD4578
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Overall, this judge is an embarrassment to our justice system. She has no compassion and zero understanding of the lives that the defendants before her cope with day in and day out. She is cold and uninterested in justice and frequently reveals her personal biases (especially in DUI cases). She has destroyed so many lives

Other

Comment #: MD4570
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Needs to be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: MD4567
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is viciously punitive and abuses her power. She needs to be put on probation herself to see what it's like to suffer the effects of tyrannical, unstable sentencing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4566
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She doesn't follow the law and is capricious and arbitary; often, she is nasty and insulting. This person does not have a judicial temperament and needs to be taken off the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4564
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I find the previous comments inexplicable. From my observations, Judge Gordon is exemplary - fair and just. I suspect the previous commenters have a personal axe to grind.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4562
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge abuses her power on a daily basis. She is unfit to wear the robe and is a disgrace to the Bench.

Other

Comment #: MD4561
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Vindictive, petty, lacks compassion.

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD4557
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Should be removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: MD4556
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shouldn't be on the court bench