Hon. Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3430
Rating:10.0
Comments:
3421 must have been one of those who tormented her in high school and has not grown up as a lawyer, still wanting to torment her. I have watched her closely ever since she was selected for the District Court. She is kind, efficient, and most of all, she is strong and does not let the assistant sate's attorneys push her around in court. LIke the better judges, she has no tolerance for police who arrest of write tickets and don't show up. The citizens (and the lawyers) have a right to expect that the cases will come off on the days they are scheduled. She holds the state to that; they are on notice. She also is polite and judicial in her attitude and comments. She is one of the best and if she wants to be elevated, the governor would do well to appoint her to the circuit court.

Other

Comment #: MD3418
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have to agree with some of these statements. I wasn't involved in a case with this judge but have escorted others and have observed her. Don't enter her court if you are white, blond, blue eyed. Sad.

Other

Comment #: MD3417
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Doesn't appear to listen to witnesses as evidenced by her snapping at witnesses to repeat answers claiming the answer made no sense but when answer repeated she says oh. Very strange behavior in the 2 times I've witnessed her. She might be kind to her staff but if she has a bias against someone, for what reason I don't know, racist? She's pretty rude.

Court Staff

Comment #: MD3406
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She is uniformly kind to all who appear in her court and respectful of the staff.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3398
Rating:9.9
Comments:
She is firm and fair. She does not toady to the state and makes the state prove their cases and shows she knows exactly what constitutes reasonable doubt.

Show good humor on the bench while keeping control.

Litigant

Comment #: MD3346
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She comes into court with her mind made up before she hears testimony. She doesn't listen. She took one of my witnesses off the stand mid testimony and wouldn't let her finish and refused to hear the second witness. She is easily swayed by attorneys if they are in the public eye (running for political office etc) openly called a 20+ years victim of domestic violence, malicious in court in front of her abuser. She is curt and rude.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3273
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She can be hard on the state when the state is unprepared. She will deny a continuance when the police fail to show up. This is what the judges on the District Court should do. Defendants should not have to appear twice to defend themselves, and the state has a duty to see to it that the police witnesses attend court ON TIME.

She also shows excellent judicial demeanor, listens, but moves the cases along. Her many years as both a prosecutor and defender have educated her well about the role of a judge to administer justice and not just rubber stamp the police accusations. She is one of the very best in the state.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3179
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This Judge is clueless about contract law, or the common counts of litigation in Maryland civil practice. It's unfortunate that she is placed in a courtroom situation for civil cases where it's clear her bailiwick is criminal cases. Disservice to all involved. Disaster in making

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD3124
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very smart, concerned, and not willing to accept police testimony without question. She was a brave private practitioner and has become a fearless judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2949
Rating:2.2
Comments:
Poor disposition and management skills in courtroom. Lacks basic understanding of contract law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2414
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She is very fair in a court that must work very quickly. She wastes no time and listens. Has a good legal mind. You could not ask for more.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2402
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Do not assume Judge Cho knows basic contract law. Although you are in District Court and there is a feeling that everyone is in a hurry you must explain the law to her carefully as she is unaware of simple contract law.

Other

Comment #: MD2195
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She has her mind made up to convict before court begins. She accepts statements from law enforcement officials on the calibration of equipment as true, without demanding that evidence be presented so that the defendant and judge can verify the validity of such statements.