Hon. Audrey A. Creighton See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3186
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I do not have to to hate on karen. SHE ALREADY MESSED UP IN THE EYE, FACE. Karen Bune, already look like God was about to give her down syndrome. But stop half way through. Due to a Interruption by the Devil her Dad.

You, so fem Peter. You blog all day, every chance you get about Audrey. Do not dish out what you can't take. I could do WHAT EVER the fuck i want. I can say whatever the fuck I feel. Looks like you need to get a life you repost the same comments.....over, and over.

Shelley

Other

Comment #: MD3185
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It is foolish for anyone to criticize Ms. Karen Bune for her article depicting Judge Audrey Creighton as not deserving of a judgeship. Ms. Bune is one of the foremost "domestic violence" experts in the country, in addition she is well known in law enforcement throughout the country. Ms. Bune's achievements include being listed in the "Who's Who" of American Professional women. To haphazardly sling insults her way because of her opinion of Creighton's worthiness on the bench is not only fool hardy but ignorant, without warrant and shows a classless, clueless and biased view of the real issues at hand. As for Miss Shelley she needs to find another way to occupy her time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3184
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Nice try I never posted that BS. My friend Lisa Did. Any you Peter bitch ass posted couple of times at me. Little faggot.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3183
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Peter, you are so Pathetic, Catty.....MIDOL will take care of your attitude. You mad you was not born a woman. I Shelley Williams/Shelley~Jolie~Onassis. Posted on this board. Judge Creighton did not post anything. She do not curse. You, is so weak and hateful. I told you already her worst is still not your best. You still mad about not being popular in high school.

STICK YOUR HEAD IN A TORNADO OR JUMP IN FRONT OF THE "A" TRAIN. THEN RUN OUT IN TRAFFIC! THEN STICK YOURSELF AND YOUR MOTHER WITH A AIDS NEEDLE.

YOUR MOTHER IS MC, BIG SLUT, HOE, CUMBUCKET, DICKSUCKING, PROSTITUTE, BACKMATTRESS. YOU BETTER CONTACT MURRAY PORVICH TO GET TESTED SEE WHO YOUR DAD IS. THAT MIGHT HELP YOUR ANGER. YOU ACT LIKE A BIG HOE BITCH.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3182
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is what Shelly has been posting all over!
Looks like Audrey Creighton got to her.....
Shelley Jolie Onassis know Judge Creighton, she use to send me to buy her Coke!!! She is crack head sniff coke and go back to work.
August 1 at 4:38pm

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3178
Rating:1.0
Comments:
With judge Audrey Creighton there was not even the pretext of principled decision-making.
Though Maryland's selection process does not appear to be very particular about what it appoints to the bench, the Federal Courts at least seem to hold judges to a higher standard:
"A judge is not free, like a loose canon, to inflict indiscriminate damage whenever [she] announces that [she] is acting in [her] judicial capacity." 435 U.S. 349, 367, 98 S.Ct. 1099, 1110

Other

Comment #: MD3177
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Creighton represents a "dignified and respectable" member of the bench about as much as an over-the-hill AIDS infected street-walker latina hooker represents the best that diversity and affirmative action has to offer. Now that she is no longer deciding cases as a judge, she has plenty of time to post her ridiculous fantasies of self-excellence. No amount of lipstick on that diseased cucaracha is going to sell her as qualified to hear cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3176
Rating:1.0
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For at least the past 6 months or so, someone keeps hacking into this site and deleting all the critical comments about Creighton's misfit for the bench, while saving only the most ridiculous ones which cater to her self-flattery. Who else but a thoroughly corrupt and dishonest judge would engage in such tactics?
Instead of resigning as she should, she calls herself "Shelly" and spews venom on this site against everyone and everything. Whatever she calls her alter-ego, this is one very sick judge that needs to be put out to pasture before she does any more harm.

Litigant

Comment #: MD3175
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge Creighton, control your mini Pit-Bull, Shelley. Shelley, I will hate to be your Enemy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3174
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Stay strong Judge Creighton because these "FAGGIES"s at the computer polishing they nails and hating. And, yes I do have morals. I never attack when a person is down. I want a fair fight. I want a strong fight. Why fight a person in a weak moment. It's show you have no strength.

COMMENT# MD3173 I am so tired of you and your mouth. Inbox me your email so i can send you some tampons because you is such a hateful, rotten, little, auntie-pimp, pimp, little bitch. It's six months now and you have not 'MAN UP". Only the weak attack when a person is down. And do not talk reckless to me on the computer because I will DECODE, HACK YOUR ASS IN A MINUTE.

I laugh at those of you that say I am stupid. I am tired of your fake, mean girls, internet thug, wanna be ass. Keep the name SHELLEY out your mouth. Before, I put OBEAH ON YOU....EVEN IF IT SKIP YOU. I PROMISE YOU A FAMILY MEMBER WILL GET IT. Keep thinking I do not know who you are. I got hackers all over.

And, bitch i have NO association to Audrey, so do not blame her for my behavior. I, got my own mind.

FUCK YOU AND THAT FOUR EYE BITCH....HORROR MOVIE LOOKING ASS BITCH KAREN BOONE. 1920...STUCK LOOKING ASS. FUCK HER ARTICLE. YOUR MOTHER SHOULD OF SWALLOW YOU.

WHEN NORTH-MEETS WEST!! LOLA SHALL VISIT YOU.

SHELLEY-JOLIE-ONASSIS

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3173
Rating:1.0
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Not even a fig-leaf of fairness. In a case which opposition insurance company lawyer refused to provide discovery or answer interrogatories, a motion to compel and/or for sanctions (which inexplicably had not been ruled upon for nearly a year) and a renewed motion in the interim, were filed. On the day of the trial Judge Creighton refused to provide any remedy whatsoever to the outstanding motions, or even to reschedule the trial date until after compliance with discovery, because "the matter's already set-in for trial." Her verdict (surprise, surprise) went on to reward the defendant's insurance company (their lawyer even joked during recess that the "fix was in") despite overwhelming photographic evidence and testimony to the contrary.
As author Brian Khan recently pointed out, when not only politicians but judges are allowed to receive gifts in unlimited amounts, how can a litigant really expect any justice when he goes up against deep-pocketed corporations and insurance companies?
The problem of corruptible judges such as Creighton is symptomatic of deeper problems within the judicial system, particularly so when the judiciary fails to police their own.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3172
Rating:1.2
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Not the brightest bulb on the bench. In District Court, whenever a decision was required, she would announce a recess, as if to make a call from chambers to whoever was advising her. When returning to the bench, more often than not, still she couldn't get it right. How did she ever get to be a judge?

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD3171
Rating:1.0
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from MyRealityLaw.org --

Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court Judge Audrey Creighton was kidnapped... not by crazed defendant who escaped from a mental health facility where the judge ordered him placed for evaluation; nor was it a dissatisfied litigant in a personal injury case. The judge was kidnapped by her boyfriend, Rickley Joshua Senning. Senning, who has a rap sheet which includes convictions for burglary, assault, theft, and firearms violations, snatched the judge right from her home which, by the way, was also his home. Oh yes, one more detail, the judge is 53 years old; Senning is 24. They met when she was employed by the Public Defenders Office and he was her criminal client. In taking out a restraining order against Senning, Judge Creighton described him as her “intimate partner”.

The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit a lawyer from having “sexual relations with a client unless a consensual sexual relationship existed between them when the client-lawyer relationship commenced”. Most states have adopted this rule or something analogous. Presumably, Creighton and Senning did not have a consensual relationship prior to his becoming her client. Senning was 19 at the time; the future judge was 48.

The first question to be addressed from this matter is: what the hell was Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley thinking when he appointed Creighton to the bench? This, in turn, involves the subsidiary question: What kind of vetting was done before Creighton was given the awesome responsibility to make decisions effecting the lives of litigants who come before her? It is difficult to believe that the Creighton/Senning affair was a total secret. Something like that is bound to get out and, once it’s out, it is way out. Everybody knows about it and soon. Was Creighton’s unprofessional conduct overlooked or ignored by those trusted with the responsibility of assuring the integrity of judicial appointments? Or, was the process so inadequate that this lapse of professional judgment was missed? Either way, it is an embarrassment to the judiciary.

If there is one quality folks want from their judges, it is judgment. Note the similar root word. This is not a linguistic accident. Commencing an intimate relationship with a burglar/thief three decades one’s junior does not speak well of one’s judgment. It is especially troubling for a judge.

Let us examine the potential ramifications of a judge having an intimate relationship with a criminal. First, there is the possibility of blackmail. The judge may, understandably, want to keep the affair quiet. So, she may be asked to do judicial favors as a quid pro quo. Then, there is the issue of conflict of interest. If the judge becomes aware of a secret grand jury investigation involving her lover or one of his associates, can the judge be trusted not to spill the beans and compromise the investigation? Also, if the criminal has access to a judge, the criminal has access to any court records the judge has in her possession. Some of those records are sealed with good reason. Lest someone thinks love conquers all, a judge/criminal romance is a very bad idea.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3170
Rating:1.0
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Not only a history of bad decisions, but absurd and shameless decisions, both in and out of court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3169
Rating:1.0
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For at least the past 6 months or so, someone keeps hacking into this site and deleting all the critical comments about Creighton's misfit for the bench, while saving only the most ridiculous ones which cater to her self-flattery. Who else but a thoroughly corrupt and dishonest judge would engage in such tactics?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3164
Rating:1.0
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Do not vote for Tardy, Audrey she was busy painting her lips red to sex her criminal clients.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3162
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is 53; he is 24. She is a judge in the Montgomery County MD Circuit Court, and he is a convicted felon. When she was a public defender, he was her client. He lived in her home with her at various times. She allegedly told the police she had a platonic relationship with him, but when she filed for a protective order following an alleged abduction by her boy toy --who also allegedly pulled her hair-- she wrote, in a formal request for a protective order, that she shared an intimate relationship with him. The duo of Rickley Senning and Judge Audrey Creighton could be labeled as “an item,” as stated in contemporary lingo.

Judge Audrey Creighton also serves as an Adjunct Professor at American University in Washington, D. C. where she teaches in The Washington College of Law. A prestigious university in the nation’s capitol, the university draws a diverse mix of students from around the world. Some of the best and brightest are alumni from the university and, throughout their scholastic endeavors at A.U., the students, historically, have always had good role models to emulate. That is, until Judge Creighton came along. She obviously doesn’t practice the ethics of what she likely preaches, and her actions betray the critical elements involved in a role model.

Creighton’s behavior, her demonstration of horrendously poor judgment as well as a total lack of common sense speaks extremely poorly for her. As the old saying goes, “mud splatters,” and Judge Creighton has denigrated her reputation with mud splatter in addition to humiliating herself.

Of concern, also, is that she is molding young law students who are in vital need of an admirable example of integrity, honesty and one who puts into practice a code of ethics vital to a law career. It is readily apparent that Judge Creighton has proven that she exemplifies none of these attributes and, consequently, her employment at the university is a detriment not only to current students but to the alumni who have gone on to represent their school in an exemplary fashion and with pride.

Judge Creighton is a proven liability to the Maryland Circuit Court, to the bar association, to the criminal justice system as a whole, and to American University. She needs to be terminated from the university, and voters in Montgomery County on election day, June 24, 2014, need to, unhesitatingly, give her the heave-ho. Instead of humming “Bye, Bye Birdie,” they need to sing to the tune of “Bye, Bye Audrey.”

***Karen L. Bune is a freelance writer and an alumnus of American University where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is also the recipient of the 2011 Alumni Recognition Award.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3161
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Voters in Montgomery County, Maryland need to utilize good common sense when it comes time to vote for the judiciary in November. The history surrounding Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Audrey Creighton and her intimate involvement with a former client, Rickley Senning, who she represented as his public defender, is beyond salacious. Her association with a convict and the fact he was admittedly living in her home and engaged in an intimate relationship with her not only smacks of unethical conduct for a judge but also points to a serious conflict of interest. Her deceitful response to the police in which she stated her relationship was "platonic" and her later admission,when filing for a protective order, that it was intimate causes one to pause about her association with an ex-con places her in a vulnerable and compromising position in significant ways. As a judge, her behavior and actions should be beyond reproach. However, it is apparent her actions have demonstrated flawed judgment which is of serious concern when she is in a position to make serious decisions about the fate of others lives when they stand before her in a courtroom. In a public role, her personal life becomes open to scrutiny of both her character and integrity. Though Daniel Patrick Connell,an attorney,may not have gone through a formal judicial vetting process,he served as a Marine which speaks volumes in regard to meeting rigorous standards of conduct along with possessing character and integrity. Creighton,on the other hand,who was initially selected by Governor O’Malley (D-MD) and was supposedly vetted, has failed to provide a good example of that process and draws into question the depth and quality surrounding it. Creighton appears to be a poor choice to continue in her role as a Circuit Court judge. The honorable thing for her to do would be to turn in her resignation. If she fails to do that, voters in Montgomery County should wisely bid her farewell. ***Karen L. Bune is a national criminal justice consultant and an adjunct profess at two universities in VA.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3160
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Other Races: Circuit-Court Judges

I've saved other races for last because there's really no contest in the Maryland District 20 state-legislative races or in the races for Montgomery County executive and District 5 and at-large county-council seats -- the Democratic candidates will win -- and because the election of circuit-court judges needs some explaining.

I will not vote to retain Audrey Anne Creighton as circuit-court judge, given questions regarding her conflicts and conduct surrounding a personal relationship. Please see the Gazette endorsement article, Three on the bench, one challenger for circuit judge. I voted for sitting judges Nelson W. Rupp Jr., Joan E. Ryon, and Gary E. Bair and for challenger Daniel Patrick Connell. I spoke briefly to Judge Rupp, who urged anyone concerned about Creighton to vote for the sitting judges (including himself) minus Creighton, and then rely on the system to remove Creighton if merited: an alternative to consider.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3159
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This week, The Gazette starts its endorsements for candidates running in the November general election. In the race for four Montgomery County circuit judges, circumstances have changed significantly since the June primary. At the time, we confidently supported the four sitting judges over the lone challenger, Daniel Patrick Connell, for four circuit court seats. We still feel that three judges — Nelson W. Rupp Jr., Joan E. Ryon and Gary E. Bair — should be returned to the bench. All are capable and experienced; they impressed us with their acumen and demeanor.
For the fourth seat, however, we have reservations. In April, we backed Audrey Anne Creighton, the last member of a team with Rupp, Ryon and Bair. We still respect her credentials. But we have questions about a legal case in which she has become entangled. In May, Creighton was abducted by a man with whom she had been living — Rickley Senning, who has multiple criminal convictions. Creighton, as a public defender, has represented him, according to The Washington Post.
In May, Senning allegedly forced Creighton to drive him around, yanking her hair and screaming at her, according to police. Creighton reportedly jumped from the car outside a store and called 911; Senning drove away and crashed into another car. He was taken to Suburban Hospital but fled, and a week later, he was caught in Miami, according to reports. Creighton obtained a protective order against him. Senning’s case is scheduled for trial in November, after the election.
It’s not the episode of abuse that has us backing away from our previous support. It’s other details and questions surrounding the case, such as whether Creighton was forthright with police about her relationship with Senning.Connell, in a letter to the three other judges, raised several other questions about Creighton’s connections to Senning, particularly while she was a judge and he was a defendant.We invited Creighton to meet again with our editorial board to address questions. She declined. We understand why Creighton, as a judge and a victim, would keep quiet while Senning’s case is prosecuted. But she’s also a candidate; voters deserve to hear from her, to whatever limit she can speak.
It’s possible that this matter is, or will be, before a state commission that reviews complaints about judges. Until we know more, we must withhold our support of Creighton’s candidacy. Connell, a former senior rule of law adviser with the State Department, has advised civilian judges and police in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked as a public defender and ran unsuccessfully for circuit judge in 2004.
We’re not sure he’d make a good circuit judge, but for now, he’s a better choice in this race.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3158
Rating:1.0
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"Shelley Williams" has no morals that's why she support and look up to Judge Creighton. Time, to set your role models higher Shelley.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3157
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In the upcoming general election, please vote for Daniel Connell for Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge. Dan Connell is a combat-decorated former Marine, former Baltimore City public defender and former U.S. Diplomat / Senior Rule of Law Advisor in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a native Marylander, currently living in Poolesville.

Also, do not vote for judge candidate Audrey Creighton, who has serious ethical issues and should not be a sitting judge. The Washington Post recently shed some light on this situation in its article "For Montgomery County circuit court judgeship

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3156
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I voted for sitting judges Nelson W. Rupp Jr., Joan E. Ryon, and Gary E. Bair and for challenger Daniel Patrick Connell. She has no Honor or shame!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3155
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I will not vote to retain Audrey Anne Creighton as circuit-court judge, given questions regarding her conflicts and conduct surrounding a personal relationship. Please see the Gazette endorsement article

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3154
Rating:1.0
Comments:
**On May 19 – in an incident widely covered in local media outlets – Creighton, 54, lodged assault and kidnapping charges against Rickley Senning, 25, an ex-felon for whom she had served as a defense attorney in 2008 prior to his being sentenced to a prison term. Upon his release last year, he moved in with Creighton, who was named a District Court judge in 2010 before being appointed to a Circuit Court opening this past February. In a court filing subsequent to the May 19 incident, Creighton identified herself as an “intimate partner” of Senning.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3153
Rating:1.0
Comments:
**On May 19 – in an incident widely covered in local media outlets – Creighton, 54, lodged assault and kidnapping charges against Rickley Senning, 25, an ex-felon for whom she had served as a defense attorney in 2008 prior to his being sentenced to a prison term. Upon his release last year, he moved in with Creighton, who was named a District Court judge in 2010 before being appointed to a Circuit Court opening this past February. In a court filing subsequent to the May 19 incident, Creighton identified herself as an “intimate partner” of Senning.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3150
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
First of all get your facts straight. I am not Judge Creighton lover. Or am I a low life. I am low life for supporting her. I did not post all that stuff. I have no idea who Bruman case is or what happen in that case. What the hell is Casa. When I post I sign my name. I really do not care what she do in her personal life. You people are to Judgmental.....To weak to sign your name and tell her how you really feel. Maybe all of you should get a life. Grow up and own your comments.
Law boring to me. I like no one in law. Except the feds.
Shelley

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3147
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I told you anytime her lover "Shelley Williams" post she gets emotional and delete everything. You notice she left the comment where Shelley said she got picked because she is smart. Shelley has no behaviour because Judge Creighton is her idol.

Other

Comment #: MD3097
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She was picked because she is Smart, Worked hard, and care about the community. You should get help for your anger. Anger rotten one's soul. A mistake does not make her a bad person. At the end of the day. Only God can judge her. Only the weak attack when a person is down. And her worst is still not your best. You have a blessed day. I wish you the best of luck. I am done with this.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2962
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Smart woman, good lawyer and good judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2654
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Creighton is a thoughtful, dignified and respectable member of the Circuit Court bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2321
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Creighton will likely exceed the expectations generated by her high levels of legal acumen and judicial management.

Perhaps the governor should be more consistent in his appointments.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2315
Rating:8.4
Comments:
She is kind, very smart and caring. She is fair and understanding. Great judge. I heard she can sing too!