Hon. David W. Densford See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
St. Mary's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. David W. Densford


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Other

Comment #: MD3629
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Clearly this judge has some personal issues in his own life that make it impossible to do his job. He is a sexist, pompous asshole(that is putting it nicely) that only cares about the ceiling in his courtroom and entertaining the clowns that he does not hold accountable. He does not help the problem nor is he a solution to serious issues that come before him. He is by far the most unprofessional judge I have ever been in the same room with making St. Marys County a disgrace when it comes to upholding the law with children involved. He does not order his deadbeats to parenting classes or employment services he just ties up everyone involved and lets these deadbeats make excuses and doesn't enforce his own court orders..I am convinced he is a scorned miserable man and needs a self help group or needs to be baptized in the name of Jesus. Childrens lives matter and support is vital consistently not just when your about to go to court in front of the judge. He needs to learn how to work with the States Attorney or at the very least show some respect and set an example.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3551
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge! Prepared! Asks intelligent, challenging questions! Polite, respectful and courteous!
(I say the foregoing having prevailed and lost before him.)

Other

Comment #: MD3475
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been waiting over a month to have a release on a grand that is being held in lingo at the courthouse for a child support payment on a contempt hearing. The absent parent failed to appear. The judge ordered the bond of a grand. The absent parent paid but now I have to wait for another hearing for the money to be released.This judge requires the case to be set back in for court before releasing the money and takes several more months because this parent lives out of county. btw the absent parent is 43 grand in arrears.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3063
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Extremely competent, knowledgeable, fair, and thoughtful. Polite and friendly, he is patient with all. His decisions are legally sound and well-grounded in Maryland law. His experience as a private attorney shows in his reasonable decisions. A breath of fresh air in St. Mary's County.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2885
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Issued a custody order detrimental a pre-existing custody case which had been filed months before issuance of his order and months prior to the motion filed in his court by the plaintiff seeking relief in his court. His action has caused severe mental, physical and financial distress to the plaintiffs in the pre-existing custody action.

Other

Comment #: MD2884
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Issued custody order circumventing an existing custody case filed months prior to his order! All judicial offices should be required to verify that no active actions are pending prior to issuance of an order regardless of whether or not the applicant seeking relief discloses knowledge of an impending case.