Hon. F. Michael Harris See Rating Details
Circuit Court
St. Mary's County
7th Circuit
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* 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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Comment #: MD9419
Rating:Not Rated
Hello Master Harris. I desperately need your help if possible. You were the judge in my divorce proceedings. I am currently/well was in court today, Nov 3. I am a 100% disabled veteran. My ex husband has an attorney, I cannot afford one. Yet I lost and am now ordered to pay his attorney fees ($17,000). During my divorce hearings I paid $37,500 in attorney fees, his fault because he committed adultery and abandon myself and our children. Now I am not entitled to the $17,600 I am owed yet now I owe him. This is not okay or day. I live on disability alone and poverty levels. He is a GS-15 on Indian Head base with 20 years under his belt. He makes AT LEAST $183000 and is receiving 90% disability by the VA. I was treated unfairly today. Not in the club of attorneys I can tell. My daughter and I are being forced from our home and facing homelessness. The $17,600 he owes me is the ONLY money I had to help us move. Now I cannot afford to move us. I cannot afford first months rent and deposit. My credit is poor and I am getting denied every way I turn. I have been totally taken advantage of due to my 100% mental health disabilities. Panic disorder. PTSD. We are terrified and don’t know where to turn Mr Harris. Can you please point me in the right direction. I cannot represent myself. I am not able or well enough to do so. Thank you sir. Jennifer Shea 240-496-9535


Comment #: MD8456
I absolutely loved appearing in front of Magistrate Harris. He chastised my ex wife for refusing to find meaningful work and granted me use and possession of the marital home, as well as 50/50 custody. He is a staunch advocate of equal shared parenting, or so it appears.

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Comment #: MD6653
My client did not commit anything wrong but because of who opposition's lawyer was, which is this Judge's law firm partner, she was terminated on parental rights yet pays the father child support. When its this bad, something has really gone astray in St Mary's County.