Hon. Leo Ryan, Jr. See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Leo Ryan, Jr.


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2625
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He was the worst the evidence showed different the his ruling 500,000 bail with little to no evidence...he rules his courtroom as every ome is guilty...he dont want to hear from witnesses nothing he is the worst judge every one that comes before him files a appeal hapeas corpus...they need to remove him from the bench

Litigant

Comment #: MD2427
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He was even handed and polite, listened to both sides. I lost my case, but I feel like he heard me.

Other

Comment #: MD2087
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have only seen him in traffic court. He clearly has decided everyone there is guilty and pays absolutely no attention to presentation of evidence from anyone pleading not guilty, even from defendants' attorneys. Although many judges are becoming more attuned to police dissembling or outright deceit and no longer accept the police version of events a priori, Judge Ryan does not appear to listen critically to the police but merely rubber stamps any police version of events. The only recourse is to plead guilty with an explanation. He is somewhat stingy with giving probation before judgment and almost never agrees to reduce the violation. If he does grant a PBJ, he lectures people like they are children who were bad and need to behave from now on. I suppose his methods get him out of the courtroom faster, but it all leaves one with a certain contempt for his court -- which is a shame, because at times he lets himself react as a human being, and I think he is capable of dispensing a lot more justice than he currently does.

Other

Comment #: MD1721
Rating:1.0
Comments:
after watching several dozen of his cases i feel he decides the case before it happens. He fails to understand that people before him have not been to law school, but he expects them to understand how to represent themselves. Most judges at least explain whats going on instead he talks down to everyone from his moral high top. His decisions are done without taking the evidence into consideration. He is a terrible judge.