Hon. Devy P. Russell See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 2 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. Devy P. Russell


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6580
Rating:2.3
Comments:
I'll second the opinions provided in the previous rating. Judge Russell doesn't handle her courtroom very well. Some of that is inexperience, but I don't see it getting better if she doesn't keep an open mind - and there's nothing in her demeanor in court that makes me think there's any chance she would ever keep an open mind. Unfortunately, she's just another poorly selected jurist in city courts, and one of the many reasons Baltimore City courts have such a bad reputation for litigating.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6575
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Rude to legal counsel. Biased toward tenants. I suppose in her mind if she bends over backwards to be courteous to pro se litigants and crass, rude, disrespectful toward those in the legal profession, that will somehow elevate her in image and stature. Rules of civility and courtesy work both ways. She's terminal in the district court. It's a small world, and she'll have to live in it outside the courtroom walls.