Hon. Mickey J. Norman See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Mickey J. Norman


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5657
Not a good judge in terms of knowledge or even-handedness.


Comment #: MD5655
I think this judge should stick to criminal cases. He does not seem to know much about civil laws. As I understand, many of his cases in civil matters have been reversed by appellate courts. He gives a good outward impression of a likable person to jurors, lawyers, and litigants alike, but his knowledge in civil laws is shallow and substandard. Avoid this judge at all costs if you have a civil case. Request a different judge if possible.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4049
Rating:Not Rated
this obviously short-tempered judge last week held a man in the gallery in contempt of court and sentenced him to 5 mos for his cell phone going off. Office of the Public Defender filed immediate stay with CSA and it was granted, man released. What's wrong with his judge? God, some judges should be kicked off the bench -- Norman is obviously one. Get a conscious Unhonorable Mickey Norman.


Comment #: MD3982
As a juror in a case heard in Mickey Normans court, I wanted to commend him for his clear and careful instructions and engagement in the trial.

This judge clearly wanted a well run and fair trial and cared about the quality of what was occurring in the courtroom.

Good work!!! Just don't let them pick me as a juror again, please.


Comment #: MD3956
Rating:Not Rated
all first time jurors should get Judge Norman. he's considerate, approachable, conscientious and relatable. his professionalism allowed us to actually learn something. i'd sit in his courtroom, any time.


Comment #: MD1718
I was extremely impressed by Judge Norman's judicial demeanor,temperament, sense of fairness and firm grasp of the law. I wish all judges could be more like Judge Norman.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1262
He should not be a civil judge. He doesnt care about the children and bases his case decisions on feelings not law. He is swayed by high profile lawyers and allows ones who cant afford the "in" lawyers to be given a less than fair trial. He is not out for the best interest of children, he should stick with criminals because he has ruined so many lives civilly