Hon. Julie R. Stevenson Solt See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Frederick County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Julie R. Stevenson Solt


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3820
I have been in front of Judge Solt a number of times on various matters, primarily domestic. She has always been fair and even handed and always knowledgeable of the law. Wish I could rate more judges as well as I rate her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3721
Not really sure how to rate her. I think she's intelligent, however somewhat lazy. I have never seen her be anything but polite to all parties.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2077
Incredibly biased towards Frederick insiders. Very lazy -- during a custody case she appeared to be falling asleep!


Comment #: MD1941
I lost in front of Judge Solt -- I appealed and won (Judge Solt was reversed). On remand, Judge Solt ignored the appeals court mandate and just reissued her (wrong) opinion. My lawyer advised me to just drop the issue, since he said that Judge Solt could keep playing this game (win on appeal, but Judge Solt would never honor that win).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1796
I have mixed feelings about Judge Solt. She does try to be fair, but she is biased, and once she makes up her mind, no evidence will change her opinion. I find her to be very opinionated. Sometimes, she is wrong.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1299
After defending a 2-day civil bench trial before Judge Solt, I came away with a very positive impression. She is courteous, fair, attentive and closely follows the evidence. She did not favor the hometown Frederick lawers, which was my concern going in to trial.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD983
She is an excellent judge with an even temper. Although she spent most of her career as a prosecutor, she is generally even-handed and is not afraid to rule against the State when necessary. Her prior experience comes out most in child abuse cases, where she is generally a tough sentencer (although most other judges are too). She works hard and is very good with the law. Does an great job in civil cases too. Should be an appeals court judge someday.