Hon. Joseph L. Wright See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.7 - 3 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. Joseph L. Wright



Comment #: MD7934
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Wright appeared to have a biased opinion with a case he dealt with on 8/20/19. He did not allow equal parties the right to speak and provide details about the case. He ruled in favor of the wrong side. He made a very inaccurate assumption about one individual when he said that person was controlling his significant other and causing a discord to her family. The woman he was referring to has been experiencing pain/suffering and domestic abuse and violence for over 20 years with the people that went to trial. He assumed the gentleman who finally tried to help her was to blame. She has only known her significant other shy of 2 yrs so NO he's not the issue. He was far from justice with this case. The party he ruled in favor of actually are the abusers and just got away with harming the elderly woman who takes care of them. What he did not allow to come out was that the women in the party he favored actually are abused by the gentleman they were with. Both of the ladies in that party are scared of him and there are records on file how many times the police have had to respond to domestic calls. He suggested that the family just go to dinner and work it out! Not sure how many victims would love to share an ice cream cone with someone who abuses them. Maybe he was just exhausted towards the end of the day.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD7635
Judge Wright seemed thoughtful & reasonable.


Comment #: MD6514
Rating:Not Rated
As a student studying criminal justice in undergrad, I had the pleasure of shadowing Judge Wright. While shadowing Wright, It quickly became clear that he is very intelligent concerning the law and he is very respectful to both sides of the room when court is in session. I now work in the pg circuit court and I believe Wright is over in the District. Looking forward to greeting the Judge again. If you are in college or law school and looking to shadow a Judge, you should send Judge Wright a request to his chambers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3540
Very fair and respectful to counsel. Good demeanor. He took the time to look up an obscure point of law in a trial I had with him to make sure his ruling was fair. Great addition to the PG bench.