Hon. Nancy M. Purpura See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Nancy M. Purpura



Comment #: MD5732
Rating:Not Rated


Comment #: MD5731
If there was a "0" rating she would have gotten that! This judge is a disgrace! She is delusional and disgusts me. If something happens to the child who is in the hands of a monster full-time now, I blame it on this evil, sick "judge". I don't know what her problem is, but there was significant evidence that was totally disregarded--including that from a licensed psychologist who was appointed by the court to evaluate the parties in this case. Unbelievable!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5606
Awful to appear before. She seems extremely biased against female defendants. Behaves like a schoolyard bully. Seems insecure and easily threatened. Has a need to unnecessarily assert her authority.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5450
Immature and insulting. Has to be the smartest person in the room or she will become mean. Can be rude to defendants and subjective on major issues. Will not listen- makes up her mind ahead of time. She is also emotionally unbalanced.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4601
smart, fair, and a pleasure to appear before


Comment #: MD4536
I had a negative experience with Judge Purpura. Not only she dismissed the facts of the case but dismiss the findings, she is bias, unprofessional, and incompetent.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD4061
Biased; Emotional in making decisions; not knowledgeable about the law; behaves like a bully; enjoys intimidating litigants not fitting to be on the bench