Hon. Judith C. Ensor See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 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. Judith C. Ensor


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Prosecutor

Comment #: MD2730
Rating:9.4
Comments:
I found Judge Ensor to be fair, articulate, reasonable and open minded. She was great explaining her reasoning in reaching her decision

Litigant

Comment #: MD2134
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge doesn't know common sense, compassion, or the proper application of the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2133
Rating:1.3
Comments:
First, she had to give a speech about male chivalry, regarding her opinion about a gentleman who was involved in an auto accident and waited in his car for the police rather than, I guess, walking to the Dunkin' Donuts to feed everyone coffee and donuts. But, as my grandfather said, "A male's chivalry towards a woman is inversely proportionate to the number of potato chips she ingests." That may or may not explain her real problem, but it was odd. Then she surmised that the laws of her court superseded the laws of gravity, when my case was about a leaking roof that was never restored by the co-op that was clearly responsible for it. Somehow water, in her court, can leak from the floor up into the ceiling. She ruled based on innuendo when the court records were clearly and easily available to her. And, in the process, felt compelled to overrule the previous ruling by a male judge that was in my favor. What a joke! if you're looking for justice, find another judge without a hatred towards men, who might have taken a single physics lesson to offset her legal learnings.

Other

Comment #: MD1998
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Terrible when it comes to understanding circumstances that aren't obvious. And very unwilling to give second chances.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1727
Rating:9.5
Comments:
This judge is highly intelligent. Understandably, she lacks patience. The lack of patience is probably due to being intelligent while also really trying to rule correctly - she cares about getting it right. I gave her an 8 on temperament because I have only seen her lose her patience when confronted with bs arguments from civil defense attorneys, or sheer laziness or unpreparedness from attorneys. While some might think she lacks temperament, since it is only showed for just cause, I think the termperament is fine. Simply be honest and don't waste her time and you'll be fine.

Other

Comment #: MD1373
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Ensor presided over a contested guardianship appointment for my nephew. I was potential witness, so I was not able to hear most of the case. However, my teenage children were allowed to hear the entire case,as they were interested in who would be appointed guardian for my nephew. They were impressed with her wisdom, humor, and genuine concern for my nephew and his future. Judge Ensor ruled wisely and fairly. My 13-year-old daughter's comment at the end of the proceedings, "Judge Ensor rocks!"

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD1090
Rating:1.2
Comments:
plain awful

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD33
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Top judge for understanding a complex case and making the right decision.