Hon. Sally C. Chester See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 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. Sally C. Chester


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3768
Judge Chester is the fairest, most honorable, and most professional Judge in Baltimore County and probably Maryland. As an attorney, I am honored to be part of the same system as Judge Chester, and what a great world it would be if they were all like Judge Chester. Her internal sense of fairness, willingness to listen, and energy serves as a counter-example to all the cranky judges, the judges who do not care, the judges who do not listen, the little lesser judges--none of them can hold a candle to Judge Chester.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3526
Judge Chester is the fairest and Kind-hearted ever to serve the citizens of Baltimore County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3069
Very considerate to all in the court, always tells the client what a good job counsel has done, knows the issues and prepares ahead of time. I feel grateful whenever I bring a client before her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2736
"Aunt Sally" affectionately known among the bar is just that: your aunt. She is very cheerful and acknowledges everyone in the gallery whether they have a case or not. She can snap at you one second and then praise you the next for doing a good job. Also has a quick sense of humor. If you are sincere with her, she will reciprocate. In a criminal case, make sure your client adheres to all her conditions or they won't be so lucky next time.