Hon. Mark F. Scurti See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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)

What others have said about Hon. Mark F. Scurti


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2661
It's pretty obvious that all three of the prior ratings are defense attorneys for insurance companies. Two of them admit it, one does not. After years of state's attorneys and assistant attorney generals who never had a client being appointed, Judge Scurti is the first judge from private practice in a very long time to get appointed. He understands the needs of both the attorneys who appear before him, and the litigants because he was in private practice and he had clients. Stop moaning that you aren't winning every insurance defense case just by showing up. Holy cow, a fair verdict in Baltimore City? Say it ain't so! Go to other counties and look at the verdicts. Just because you don't like the result is not a reason to downgrade a judge's abilities. Again, stop whining.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2466
Judge Scurti has an obvious bias towards plaintiffs in civil matters. Partly because of his misunderstanding of the civil rules and his own ideology, he makes rulings that wildly depart from the law, and then makes findings that are greatly inflated and which have no justification based on the facts of a given case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2433
I have appeared before this judge a few times as an insurance defense attorney. I have seen him preside over several cases. He ruled in favor of the plaintiff every single time, regardless of the law. He makes up law where the law does not support his decisions. I do not know if he is biased or ignorant. I don't know which is worse. Ignorant wouldn't be that bad if it seemed like he was interested in learning, but he does not appear to.. And he gives away quite a bit of money, even when the medical records are laughable. If you are a plaintiff with a weak case, by all means try a case in this judge's courtroom. If you are a defense attorney, even if your case is strong--settle or pray your case goes to another court.