Hon. Yvette M. Bryant See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. Yvette M. Bryant


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD4532
Rating:1.0
Comments:
What about parents who actually are trying to protect their children and must turn to the court and have to get a judge involved then? What happens when this judge's opinions sends and or keeps a child in an abusive situation? Stereotypes of Black women aside, the only responsibilty once cases make it to court is to the child(ren) using facts. Anyone can get on a stand and lie and degrade the other person especially in a custody case. What do the facts prove? Is Judge Bryant going off of the facts given or whatever mood she happen to be in that day? She has shown to have different moods/temperaments at different times of the day. However if Judge Bryant or any other sitting judge or master is incapable or unwilling to do the job, the proper decision is to step down. The alternative is to accept and shoulder the consequences their rulings/recommendations have on the families especially the children. Most importanly stop looking at these matters as simply dockets and a case number but what they are: families in need of help.

Other

Comment #: MD4516
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It appears that this judge is setting black women back to medieval times. She clearly favors males who are absentee parents and the sterotypical fathers of the jurisdiction which she presides over. She totally berated my friend when she was attempting to get justice and fairness for her daughter who is an innocent victim in her biological father's scheme to make "the GOOD PARENT" look badly. When she is on the bench, it is clear that she has no clue that a competent judge has to the citizens of the jurisdiction the she serves.

Other

Comment #: MD4377
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Her ending of my case was of her opinions which were so wrong and way off base and opposite of my character. She never even in no shape or form looked at our trial from December of 2014. Horrible Judge and his lawyer has a bad past of career as well. I would not be surprised if they were friends.

Other

Comment #: MD4044
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a very rude and disrespectful individual with a nasty disposition. She definitely is a poor example of positive and effective leadership. She believes that she is entitled because of the robe she wears which she uses to intimidate all in the courtroom. What she does represent is the epitome of everything that is wrong with Baltimore Family Court (Court System) in general. She does not make turning to the legal system any less daunting, even when you are the one looking for help and justice, which so many who have had the misfortune to go in front of her, are in fact seeking.

Other

Comment #: MD3763
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Immature, bias, can't make an informed decision! Personal opinion/feelings take preference over legality. Such an injustice to those who need protection. Very much, a total disappointment....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3647
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Excellent judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1668
Rating:6.4
Comments:
She did improved. Still needs work, but I think somebody told her the score.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD1188
Rating:1.6
Comments:
This woman should not be on the bench. I have seen her tear pages out of the official court file and then say she does not see them in the court file. She has a clear bias. She will rule without evidence. I have seen her on several occasions either deny or grant a Motion within a day of the filing without allowing opposing counsel to reply or Answer before her ruling. She talks about cases and parties and counsel to the court staff including not only the clerks but the bailiff's and the clerks at the intake desk. She is mean spirited and will put defamatory remarks about the parties and the counsel in her rulings for public record. Finally, she regularly communicates ex parte with either a party or an attorney and will rule based on the ex parte communication. She should not be on the bench. That is my conclusion. She is a disgrace to the Court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1170
Rating:4.0
Comments:
What a nasty person. She was nasty to everybody - attorneys, parties, pro se litigants. Worse case of "black robe disease" I have seen in 20 years of practice. Where did they find her?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1005
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This was one of the worst judges I had ever worked with in 30 years of practice. She clearly favored opposing counsel. I generally work in another jurisdiction. She would interrupt and cut off both me and my client. Opposing counsel represented an alcoholic who wanted to increase custodial rights. They were granted on no evidence whatsoever. Her ruling was an hour along and full of personal bias against my client, whom she perceived as being mean-spirited. Worst yet, the alcoholic has since been involved in several incidents with minor children in the car.