Hon. Lawrence V. Hill, Jr. See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Lawrence V. Hill, Jr.



Comment #: MD5749
Once this judge picks a side, no matter what facts, testimony or bad actions one of the parent's has done to the other parent, he won't hear it. The Judge will not allow both sides arguments be litigated, just the side he wants to hear. You can't get a fair trial as a parent if he already signed up for one side long ago. He needs to learn when he needs to remove himself from certain cases because he is biased to the aggressive parent. It only hurts the children when judge's can't be nuetral like they are supposed to be.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD5699
Judge Lawrence V Hill is thick headed and stubborn. Once he targets a victim litigant, he wil file order after order on her. One mother attempted to commit suicide after tgis Judge would not let us on her. He took everything from her because the father's lawyers he saw as people he wanted to get in with politically and woukd not listen to anyone but the father's attorneys. Any further damages to children running away from the father's home or getting beat or the mother's suicide happening because of this Judge encouraging abuse on women and girls rather than stopping it, a huge Supreme Court Suit awaits him. I am the relative of the victim. I will be suing him personally when that day comes. He offers no protection in white collar cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5417
This judge does not belong on the bench. His prejudices came through from the beginning to the end. Even with judicial complaints (which the judge acknowledged) he still heard the case and ruled against the mother suspending her regular access in the favor of supervised visits.


Comment #: MD4723
Judge Hill is young, naive and doesnt understand Appellate courts rulings. He ignores child abuse and quickly sides with prior judges - even if the judge had been "remanded" or deemed incompetent who work in PG County in order to get in with his peer group in his local courthouse. He does not care about kids and should not be working with them at all. He is a narcissist.


Comment #: MD4521
I have never in my life seen a judge look bored the whole entire length of the trial day; actually putting his face on the palm of his hand, repeatedly asking, "are you done?", and looking at you tube videos during the testimony. When he realized 2 people saw him watching you tube videos, he finally stopped.
I think he was so bored that he began helping out the opposing side by asking questions for them.
it was absolutely appalling ...I have never witnessed such horrifying biased in the courtroom!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4448
Intelligent, efficient, experienced, hard working, polite and an all around good guy.

Judge Hill is well rounded and someone you can count on.

It is refreshing that he will put in the extra effort to make sure he is making the correct decision.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4343
Judge Hill is another example of the degree to which the appointment system is broken. He lacks any ability whatsoever to grasp basic points of constitutional law, he can read but not understand meaning or context, he can not for the life of himself get the point. What I saw was a judge who seemed distracted, almost to degree of ADD, during some of most important parts of a felony trial. He wouldn't even bother to look at exhibits or the witnesses while they were testifying. At the end, he just came up with a few wild conclusion that seemed disconnected from the evidence that was presented. Nice enough guy, just not competent.


Comment #: MD4207
He seemed quite uninterested in the family law cases. And in fact was rude to one of the attornies. He yawned , swayed in his chair , and was condescending. So much so that I am writing my state representative about his poor attitude.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4189
Judge Hill is an great new addition to the Prince George's County bench. He is fair, punctual, calm, no-nonsense, and friendly to litigants as well as attorneys. He has a strong grasp on the law and applies it evenly between plaintiffs and defendants.