Hon. Mary Beth McCormick See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Montgomery County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 10 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. Mary Beth McCormick


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6363
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Either caught her on a bad day or she is just truly a mean spirited lady. Or perhaps both.

Other

Comment #: MD6345
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
"[I] have never come across someone so visibly angry and biased in a courtroom"... Observe the conduct of AACC Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. and you will find a clone of what you described. To add more weight, documents to prove this conduct are available for public viewing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6341
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge McCormick is set to retire soon. She comes across very angry in court. She is delivering verdicts based off emotion instead of law, evidence, facts and witnesses. In my 10 plus years of experience, I have never come across someone so visibly angry and biased in a courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6304
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Doesn't pay attention. Refuses to read evidence. Blocks witnesses from finishing speaking. Seems angry and disinterested.

Court Staff

Comment #: MD6182
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Terribly biased in family law.

Litigant

Comment #: MD2326
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As a pro se plaintiff involved in a civil lawsuit against a debt collector who obtained copies of my credit report from Experian on two occasions without a permissible purpose under both state and federal laws, I was repeatedly frustrated by the Court’s: 1) failure to interpret the plain language definitions of “creditor,” “credit” and “account,” as well as the statute of limitations and civil liability for users of credit reports under the Fair Credit Reporting Act; 2) failure to enforce the ten days' automatic stay of enforcement period under MD Rule 2-632(a); 3) failure to compose a memorandum detailing the Court’s findings and identifying the controlling legal authorities relied upon to reach its decisions; and 4) failure to give me the opportunity to reply to the defendants’ opposition motion, in accordance with MD Rule 2-311(b).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2310
Rating:8.6
Comments:
I tried a medical malpractice case with complex issues before her. She was courteous, even-tempered and attentive throughout the trial. It is a pleasure to try a case before her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1678
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased and not very bright.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1419
Rating:8.4
Comments:
Very involved in her cases. Thoughtful and thorough. Very nice courtroom demeanor, treats litigants with respect. Treats lawyers with respect. She cares about her responsibilities and wants to do the right thing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1271
Rating:8.5
Comments:
In Family cases, I have found her to be very good to EXCELLENT, even in cases where she has decisively ruled against my client. She has excellent insight into the developmental needs of children.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1220
Rating:2.1
Comments:
A discrace to the judiciary

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1181
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Waste of space. Must be connected, because she sure didn't earn her way onto the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1144
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Blue blood and out of touch. I agree she is lazy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1104
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Another lazy montgomery county judge.