Hon. Wanda K. Heard See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 5 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. Wanda K. Heard


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD7659
Bring your A game. She reads all Motions and knows the law and will have grasp of facts. You cannot bs her and you’d be a fool to try

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7105
In my opinion, I just saw her acting like a mentally disturbed prima donna. My partners thought so too. Say no more but that she needs to do something about herself, shrink or phenobarb. She's a disgrace to the bench, so puffed up in self-importance and nowhere near as smart as she thinks. Her shtick is to intimidate, so something should be done about her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6799
Excellent judge. Very fine reputation.


Comment #: MD6754
"Not the slightest bit lazy" (Comment #: MD116), but really crazy. Pre-decides cases, boasts her unabashed bias. Diva performance after 1st day bores. Boorish and boar-ish in temperament. Baltimore City, beware. This judge looked like she was losing it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3770
Judge Heard engages cases on a deeper level and serves as an example for Judges as to what it means to strive for justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD116
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Heard was very thorough and careful in her opinion. Not the slightest bit lazy.