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:   4.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 7 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. Lawrence V. Hill, Jr.


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Court Staff

Comment #: MD6086
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge and a great man. He is especially great in family law cases. For him the best interests of children always comes first.

Other

Comment #: MD6066
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a horrible judge of character. Even when the evidence is presented to him in open court on malfeasance and lying inder oath on the stand, he lets it go and doesnt let both sides try their cases. Its been 16 months since he has allowed a mother to try her case on visitation contempt of the father withholding 100% rights to see her kids. He only allows the father his rights to a trial for the father's claims, thats why he has been appealed four times in one case and the appellate court rules against his poor judgement of character. When men lie under oath on the stand and the judge knows it and has proof of it, the judge hmself is just a horrible politician, not a judicious upkeeper of justice and fairness. Will that mother I heard about ever get her due process rights to a hearing?

Other

Comment #: MD6065
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Witness to judge several times in court disregards his oath of office, always willing to help a criminal attorney defeat justice sits on benches which he does not have an oath of office to deprive citizens of their legal right to honest services by the Maryland court system even after being informed PS no legal jurisdiction judge denies to recuse himself furthering criminal activities of his court insiders.

I have personally filed civil rights complaint against this judge on behalf of other victims with the United States Department of Justice and FBI which should be public record for failure to prevent child abuse and neglect and encouraging the criminal misconduct of abuses male parent terrorizing the families.,

Other

Comment #: MD6062
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This man is an excellent judge of character. He knows how to handle psycho litigants who mentally abuse their children by coaching them to file false reports of abuse against the father. Just because someone is in the ACP program DOES NOT mean they are a victim of abuse. Anyone can get an ACP address...just fill out some forms. The only thing he has done wrong to date is not locking her up for her multiple contempts, but that day should be coming soon.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5913
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Recuse him. Just a political monster out to destroy one parent to gain political points with the other.

Litigant

Comment #: MD5749
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Rating:2.3
Comments:
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.

Litigant

Comment #: MD4723
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.

Other

Comment #: MD4521
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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
Rating:2.9
Comments:
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.

Other

Comment #: MD4207
Rating:2.0
Comments:
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
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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.