Hon. Laura S. Kiessling
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   5.7 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Private2994210/10/20141010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private2839907/28/20141010101010101010
Criminal Defense Lawyer2710205/21/201492321938
Criminal Defense Lawyer2650304/14/201483221142
Civil Litigation - Private2515102/06/201410895123 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2514602/06/201495421239
Category Average  9.36.36.35.24.05.75.57.8
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
29942      
28399101010101010
2710216774 
265032107555
25151185384
25146275525
 3.28.26.86.05.86.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
2994210101010.0
2839910101010.0
2710211 3.4
265032542.8
251511114.4
251462333.3
 4.35.05.65.7

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2710105/21/20141138833.0Read Comment
Other2650204/14/20141138822.0Read Comment
Litigant2618003/26/20141138811.0Read Comment
Other2418511/12/20131138811.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.81.8