Hon. Ruth A. Jakubowski See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 7 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Ruth A. Jakubowski


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3077
Rating:3.7
Comments:
It is perplexing how someone as intellectually gifted as her past practice would indicate has no interest in researching the issues before the court. Very good at getting parties to resolve through settlement, but if that fails, whatever her heart dictates is the judicial decision.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2690
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Totally biased towards defendants. She does not know law and does not explain why she comes to the conclusions she come to. She does not have the education to be a judge and should not be on the bench. She is too much apart of the good old boys network.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2163
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I don't know where the prior posters were, but they could not have been in Judge Jakubowski's courtroom. She is one of the best judges on the bench. Whenever we get her as a judge, both sides are ecstatic because they know that she will listen, consider, try to be proactive in resolving the matter, and will always be fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1995
Rating:2.1
Comments:
She handled non-jury, post trial matters relating to breach of contract. She did not know the law and acted accordingly. I was disappointed in her performance. She did not give the case the attention it deserved.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1804
Rating:1.9
Comments:
She is not a good old boy, which is a nice change of pace. Regrettably, it is clear that she wishes she was a good old boy, and acts just like such a crony. Very short-sighted, borderline cynical. Not a scholar by any means, and lazy. Very much unimpressed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD979
Rating:9.3
Comments:
I disagree wholeheartedly with the previous opinion that Judge Jakubowski is arrogant. I have appeared in front of her dozens of times for pleas and tried several court and jury trials in her court. I have always found her to be pleasant, respectful to the parties and attorneys and very thoughtful on the law. She never interferes when the State and defense have reached an agreement and although she never practiced criminal law, she gets the sentence right far more often than not. In my opinion she is an excellent judge whom I am always happy to draw.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD209
Rating:3.0
Comments:
She is arrogant and does not have more than a superficial impression of the factors that should be considered at sentencing.