Hon. Zuberi B. Williams See Rating Details
District Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Zuberi B. Williams


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8630
He’s the former law clerk to Chief Judge Bell. How far has the Apple fallen from the tree. He despises protective order Respondents. He trains with other judges to handle these cases and should recuse himself form them but doesn’t. Totally insecure and unfair. Egomaniac. All about himself and “his internship” and his lectures. Bad judge.


Comment #: MD7357
Complete arrogance and only through an appeal and complaint filed with DOJ and Commission on Judicial Disabilities am I getting justice. He violated my First Amendment Rights horrible, imposed ridiculous financial burdens, allowed a very gender biased, racist white attorney to run the court room. I had to appeal and even now his order has been violated and they are in contempt and he will not hold them accountable. I am an African American father and he has allowed the court and other side attorney and wife to keep my daughter from me. He should know as a black man how we must fight for our kids and he made it worse and is making it worse. Complaints have been filed to remedy. Awful Judge and likes to here himself talk. There was no perponderance evidence and I was so tired I gave up. What is being allowed in these court rooms for favoritism to attorneys is just plain wrong. No accountability for women violating his orders. Gender bias is practiced to a level of stupidity.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD7268
Thinks he is the smartest person in the room at all times. Arrogant & short tempered

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6764
Rating:Not Rated
I am the poster of the previous post. My mistake, it was the Judicial Nominating Commission that did not forward Judge Williams's name to the governor for elevation.


Comment #: MD6763
Judge Williams is incompetent. I cited the definition of a term from a statute and Judge Williams asked me if I was an attorney. I told him I was not. He said:"Obviously, statutory interpretation 101 it is the dictionary definition of a term that governs regardless of what it says in the definitions section of the statute." What is the point of a definitions section of a statute if you're to use the dictionary definition. Having looked over this judge's bio on the Maryland Manual I can see that he only practiced law fewer than five years. He then applied for a job as an administrative law judge at OAH which he got. He put his name in to be elevated to the Circuit Court. I'm glad the Judicial Disabilities Commission saw fit not to forward his name to Governor Hogan for elevation. We need to reward competence over ambition. Thankfully this judge was not elevated. He never should have been appointed but what do you expect from Governor O'Malley?


Comment #: MD6570
Sharp. Fair. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the way he handled other cases while waiting for mine to be called.


Comment #: MD6160
This judge had more swagger than anybody I've ever seen. I've never seen a judge who talked more, let the litigants talk less, and appeared to be of the belief that everything that came out of his own mouth was brilliant. The fact that he is as young as he is is even scarier. With judges retiring at 70 30 more years of his arrogance is pretty horrifying.