Hon. Melissa M. Phinn See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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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)

What others have said about Hon. Melissa M. Phinn



Comment #: MD5107
This "judge must run abd hide. Protecting a fascist cop over a dog is insane, and she deserves to get the same as the sorry dag was done.

That is to have her throat slit, with a dull knife.

But mayve firsdt her family, so we are rid of a bunch of those beasts


Comment #: MD5100
This Judge should be thrown off the bench. She is a disgrace to human decency. The cop that slit an innocent, scared dogs throat should have been found guilty plain and simple. Get this callous pathetic excuse for a woman FIRED NOW!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5099
Rating:Not Rated
Dear Madam:
I am appalled at your callousness and antiquated viewpoints regarding the inhumane treatment of innocent animals. To find Officer Jeffrey Bolger not guilty of slitting the throat of a restrained animal that was whimpering in pain is irresponsible, inexcusable, and demonstrates a lack of moral character. There was overwhelming evidence that this man was clearly guilty. You, madam, have done a great disservice to humanity.

Debra A. Bennett


Comment #: MD5092
There must be something seriously wrong with this Judge to let a dirty cop slit and kill a dog and be found not guilty. I will do everything in my power, join every effort to get this Judge off the bench!!