Hon. Timothy J. McCrone See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Howard County
5th Circuit
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* 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)


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* 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)


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* 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. Timothy J. McCrone


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3012
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I don't know where to begin. McCrone needs to be investigated. I had a divorce hearing not too long ago and what happened in that courtroom was nothing short of crime. His partiality was unmistakably evident. It was to the point that the trial' outcome was settled sometime before the trial. I asked for shared custody; I received 2 weeks in a year. He adapted the other party's baseless support calculations, ignoring my income tax returns. He even showed interest in assisting the other party to obtain a passport to take the child out of the country. There was no integrity in his rulings.

Litigant

Comment #: MD3007
Rating:1.0
Comments:
For all the accolades that Howard County gets for being what it is, it is surprising that a Judge such as McCrone would be allowed to sit on the bench. To be such a wonderful county, we really have a lot of work to do to ensure that people are getting a fair and impartial trial or hearing. Several have asked for a change in venue, because the Judges know each other and do business with each other outside of the courthouse. How do they get away with what they do? Because they are Judges. McCrone is nothing but an attorney appointed to fill a vacancy. When it's time to vote for him to keep his seat, VOTE no! It's in our powers more than we know. But you must do your part: find out what type of person the prospective Judge is, and then VOTE.

Other

Comment #: MD2379
Rating:1.0
Comments:
horrid against the law rulings

Other

Comment #: MD2346
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Moms Fighting Howard County Court Corruption is a blog. The sole purpose of this blog is to help women and men learn about the injustice in our legal system. MFHCCC main goals is to provide information to parents who are looking for the "best interest" of their child(ren) and what to watch for and what to expect.

All views expressed using the MFHCCC name are their own personal views and not are not associate with this blog. The goal is to educate and provide an resource for Howard County residents.

Please feel free to visit the site as a positive alternative to the ABC's of divorce. The children are the future.

Other

Comment #: MD2344
Rating:1.0
Comments:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFHvfxU6Ink&sns=em

Litigant

Comment #: MD2343
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Moms Fighting Howard County Corruption, This supposed trusted appointed by o'malley, to do best interests of children, haha, not!!! especially mccrone and alisa cummins are all being investigated already. Please join us and get all your friends to also. Look for my non profit to stop this child abuse by these corrupt monsters. Courts condoning parental alienation are abusing children!!! Its happening to two and a half million families across the world.. It must stop!

Litigant

Comment #: MD2340
Rating:1.0
Comments:
McCrone is a poor excuse for someone who is supposed to be about truth and what is in the best interet of a child. He, Cummins, and Christopher Rand feel that they are invincible, but they finally took it too far, and I live for the day when they are all punished for their crimes. This is for all the children they victimized and weren't allowed to use their voices. Paul Berman, a supposed psychologist, as well as Sheela Reddy and Susan Krohn, are all jokes to the mental health profession. They all need their licenses suspended so they cannot harm anyone else. Soon malpractice suits will be filed against all of these criminals. Shame on you all for siding with the abusers and leaving our children in a horrific situation. I challenge any one of you immoral people to live one day in any of their shoes!

Other

Comment #: MD2253
Rating:1.0
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This judge is corrupt and unfair and in cahoots with Alisa. He condones maternal alienation, thereby promoting child abuse, and has complete disregard for the laws.

Litigant

Comment #: MD2205
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Moms Fighting Howard County Court Corruption:

www.facebook.com/MomsFightingHowardCountyCourtCorruption

http://www.scribd.com/doc/187690052/The-Names-of-the-alleged-Corrupt-Predators-in-Maryland%E2%80%99s-Howard-County-Court-System

Litigant

Comment #: MD2178
Rating:8.0
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In my experience with Judge McCrone, he has based his decisions on the evidence -- or lack thereof.

Litigant

Comment #: MD2176
Rating:1.0
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Judge McCrone and Alisa Cummins must be stopped. They are destroying lives by giving children to criminals and abusers. I will be filing a civil suit against Howard County and Alisa Cummins, along with Gina Santoro and Patricia Cummings. I also plan to report this to the local newspaper and TV station. I'm looking for anyone that would like to start a lawsuit with me. Please call me at 443-280-1502. We must stop the corruption in Howard County!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2167
Rating:1.1
Comments:
For those people who want to organize together to get this unlawful and biased judge off the bench, there will be a meeting tomorrow, November 7, at 11:00am, at the Panera Bread in Columbia on Route 175! (We will be looking at Alisa Cummins's illegal actions also.)

Litigant

Comment #: MD2160
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a horrid judge; he has mental issues and does not hear the facts or the truth. He takes notes that are exactly the opposite of the transcript, and his rulings are not based on any laws. He needs to be taken off the bench! My contact phone number is 443.535.7263, and my email is blueeyedblondebabes15@hotmail.com. Please send in this complaint form: http://www.mdcourts.gov/cjd/pdfs/complaint_form.pdf

(I would also like to get Alisa Cummins taken off the best interest attorney list, as she continued the abuse and gave innocent children to an admitted batterer with Judge McCrone's help.)

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2157
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Over the last two days I have heard from a few of you regarding petitioning to have this judge removed. We must stick together. Again, my contact info is: myebooks2011@hotmail.com, and my phone number is: 443-420-8334. (Also, if you did not enter an email address when you added your rating, I cannot contact you via the contact email. You can contact me because I used a valid email.)

Other

Comment #: MD2154
Rating:1.0
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He is a horrid, biased judge. This judge makes up his mind long before the case is heard. He does not follow the letter of the law. Petitioning for this judge's removal is a must. In any case, I am in the process of going through HC courthouse public records to survey others.

Please contact me at: myebooks2011@hotmail.com

(Sorry about the email, but my main email uses my name. Also, feel free to just send via this site.)

Other

Comment #: MD2114
Rating:Not Rated
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I sat in a divorce trial and saw first-hand how partial Judge McCrone was to the attorney who was representing the husband. It seems like he favored him in almost everything and the wife's attorney didn't have a chance. Judge McCrone did not seem to want to hear the truth and it was too much "game playing" on the husband's part. It was so, so obvious that he was a good actor (I think they said he was an attorney who was a financial planner).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2107
Rating:1.1
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This website is not a true indication of a judge's evaluation. I am amassing together many people to file formal complaints against Judge McCrone (and his complete disregard for the law) to get him removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: MD2100
Rating:1.0
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Have you all on this site filed a petition against Judge McCrone for removal? Contact me at blueeyedblondebabes15@hotmail.com. He has been a huge disappointment, and most people believe he is a horrid judge.

Other

Comment #: MD2099
Rating:1.0
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He is the most unfair judge and does not adhere to the law. When a case has gone to appeal, he illegally continues to rule on motions which are out of his jurisdiction and against the appellate court.

Other

Comment #: MD2096
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge McKrone is not consistent and is easily convinced by certain attorneys to favor their client, instead of him really listening to the truth. He was fooled by a witness who was "playacting" and lying (it was so obvious). In a divorce case, he gave custody of teenagers to the father because he believed the BIA (who did not do background checks). This judge ignored lawsuits against the father, an SEC investigation, admitted instances of domestic abuse, and admitted infidelity, and this man without morals or integrity was awarded custody. What kind of role model did Judge McKrone give to these teenagers? It was obvious that the judge liked this father and disliked the mother (who did make mistakes by yelling at the teenagers and sent nasty text messages to her husband when she found that out he had a girlfriend). How could this judge rule no alimony? The wife did make mistakes, but nothing like the husband. Is this a political judgment instead of a fair one? The attorney husband has connections and has given fundraisers for local politicians. I hope that this trial goes to appeal and that the truth will protect the children.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2088
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Unfortunately, once Judge McCrone decides he is unhappy with either a lawyer or a litigant, his demeanor quickly changes and he becomes rude, abrasive and seemingly incapable of being unbiased in his rulings. He defers to older attorneys, whether they are correct on the law or not, and goes overboard in punishing the party he seems to dislike. He makes statements that are just incorrect about the law, and refuses to be educated if you are not the favored attorney that day. He seems to have an agenda on certain cases and then finds a way to get to his desired result - regardless of the proper procedure according to the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Litigant

Comment #: MD1590
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It was quite obvious from Mr. McCrone's performance during a trial that he believes that he himself is above the law. It's very disturbing when a person, who has the responsibility of being the trier of facts, does not actually bother to take the time to read the documents that have been submitted to the Court prior to trial. When a year's worth of legal engagement and court filings are to come down to a 2-day trial, it's expected that the presiding Judge will actually review the filings, motions, etc prior to the start of trial. We found him to be extremely rude, condescending, arrogant, and instead of being the embodiment of what could be right in the legal system, exemplifies what is dreadfully wrong. Watch carefully as he actually begins writing his opinion at the bench before the other side has even begun presenting! Didn't YOU also believe that a trial doesn't end until both sides actually present their cases? Not so in McCrone's courthouse. Maybe he suffers from flashbacks from likely a long string on presumed-guilty people during his stint at the State's attorney's office? Bottom line: find a way to ensure that this Judge has actually done his job before trial, or you'll continue to be in disbelief and disatisfied with the execution of a right and principles that this country was founded on (introductory principles that Mr. McCrone has clearly forgotten).

Litigant

Comment #: MD1408
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
will the person who posted today's guardianship info, please, please, email me regarding the same issue;
barbaramorrisfamily@hotmail.com

Litigant

Comment #: MD1403
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge McCrone heard my father's guardianship trial. He ruled to quash a subpoena for my father to be present at the hearing despite noting the law and the court rule which entitled him to be present at his trial. I was pro se and he was rude disrepectful to me, he quashed subpoena's of three witnesses who had appeared and told them they could go home. He told me that I was not allowed to ask questions on exhibits I had entered into evidence and tole me I could not ask certain questions. But the attorneys could entere whatever evidence they wanted and did not restrict the evidence they wished the present. It was obvious to me at the outset that the case was fixed as Judge Paul Harris was the guardianship judge in that courthouse and the brohter in law of the petitioner. The most disgusting thing of all is that Judge McCrone denied my motion to postpone that I requested because my mother was in critical condition in the hospital and asked for the postponement because the balance of the family could not attend. In his closing argument, he stated that my brother who was unable to attend because he was at my Mother;s bedside at the Intensive Care Unite in another state (NJ) "was a fine fellow who didn't even bother to show up today". Judge McCone in my opinion is a digusting low life who does not deserve to be a judge. The Maryland courts are disgusting an corrupt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1366
Rating:9.2
Comments:
I was before Judge McCrone in a complicated civil matter with multiple lawyers and multiple parties. He was specially assigned to the case. I was very impressed with his care in listening to counsel's arguments and his ability to understand the complex issues.

Litigant

Comment #: MD1318
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I found Judge McCrone to be attentive, fair minded, courteous, but most of all FAIR. As a Plaintiff, he ruled in my favor, but also called me out on my own behavior. He was attentive, took notes, and questioned Petitioners himself to clarify "questionable" answers. I wish ALL Judges were of the quality of Judge McCrone. He was "Honerable". I am not saying this just because he ruled in my favor. When he retired to chambers to debate his decision, I did not feel I was going to necessarily win the case based on the lambasting he gave me before hand.

Litigant

Comment #: MD1221
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge during his ruling said it was reasonable for a Petitioner to first committ the act of second degree assault on a respondant in a case that is now under an "in banc" review. He believes it is okay to break the very laws he was sworn to uphold. He obviously believes he is exempt from following Maryland Rule 16-813.

Litigant

Comment #: MD1040
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I can not believe the other postings at this site are real. Based on my experience with this judge, I believe these have been planted to help cover his tracks!

Please, read about the racketeering scheme, in which he was an active participant:

http://elder-abuse-cyberray.blogspot.com/2010/06/racketeering-scheme-against-elderly-and.html

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD695
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is by far one of the most professional jurists in the State. A PLEASURE to be before.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD389
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge McCrone was very sensitive to the litigants feelings regarding his ruling, he is courteous, firm but certainly not rude as some judges can be, gentle, and sets the tone for extremely courteous behavior in the court room. He is destined to go far.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD348
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge McCrone is courteous to all, fair-minded, and willing and able to make decisions. It was a pleasure to appear in his courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD191
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Very fair, concerned, and respectful to all litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD172
Rating:9.0
Comments:
A very fair judge who is able to get to the point of litigation and to make measured and reasoned rulings and decisions. Very hard working with a firm, but respectful courtroom demeanor.