Hon. JoAnn M. Ellinghaus-Jones See Rating Details
District Judge
Circuit Court
Carroll County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 5 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. JoAnn M. Ellinghaus-Jones


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7109
This judge breaks her oath to the Constitution of Maryland, by violating Article 22, compelling testimony from a person charged with a crime. How do I know? She did it to me.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5860
An excellent Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4077
Great solid judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3073
Thorough, polite, knowledgable, great in District Ct., moves the case quickly but lets you try your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1790
Judge Jones takes her job seriously. I have seen her try to help people, even when they don't see it. She cares.
I appreciate a real person on the bench, who can understand people.
It is also great to have someone who really wants to do the right thing.