Hon. Justin J. King See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd 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. Justin J. King



Comment #: MD6022
Rating:Not Rated
I've been in court over 100-times in 3-states. Based on my experience, this judge is biased and a bully. He takes pride in being an "Officer of the Court" and is willing to protect the court, but he cares nothing about the citizens -- the people the Court supposedly protects.

He cares nothing about right and wrong, fair or unfair ... just needs to get his boxes checked. Good administrator, but he is no judge.

He is biased against self-represented individuals, thus denying the poorest people a fair hearing on civil and family matters.

He abused his authority in our case -- virtually assuring us that he would not allow us to prepare for trial (even though the State failed to properly notify us) and would rule against us. I sat through two other hearings and in both instances, he was more concerned with the party's ability to fill out on application for Medicaid than any interest in the party's fitness as guardian. Money talks in his courtroom, obviously. Fortunately we have enough money that we could get our way, but poor people don't stand a chance with this judge.

Avoid, unless you have money.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3102
Gotta say, after a few jury trials before Judge King, he's one of the most pleasant and competent on the bench. Let's you try your case, rules correctly (on many motions, against me), and is simply what a good judge should be.