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

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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 13 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 10 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
Criminal Defense Lawyer4463108/05/20168867898 
Criminal Defense Lawyer4420207/11/2016101010 1010  
Civil Litigation - Private4155103/22/201611111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer3458805/04/20151010101010101010
Prosecutor3452605/01/201510101010101010 
Criminal Defense Lawyer3189412/26/20141111111 
Civil Litigation - Private3018910/21/201421315 12
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  7.56.16.15.15.36.35.36.5
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
44631898885
44202      
41551      
3458810     
3452610     
31894111111
30189      
29942      
28399101010101010
2710216774 
265032107555
25151185384
25146275525
 5.07.36.15.65.45.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
446318  7.8
442021010 10.0
4155111 1.0
34588   10.0
3452610  10.0
31894   1.0
301891112.0
2994210101010.0
2839910101010.0
2710211 3.4
265032542.8
251511114.4
251462333.3
 5.14.74.85.8

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other4509208/31/201611388  Read Comment
Litigant4499308/26/20161138811.0Read Comment
Litigant4449507/28/20161138811.0Read Comment
Other4301005/28/20161138811.0Read Comment
Other4229804/26/20161138811.0Read Comment
Other3922612/02/20151138811.0Read Comment
Probation or Pretrial Officer3739909/05/20151138822.0Read Comment
Other2710105/21/20141138833.0Read Comment
Other2650204/14/20141138822.0Read Comment
Litigant2618003/26/20141138811.0Read Comment
Other2418511/12/20131138811.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.41.4