Hon. Susan M. Souder
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 18 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 5 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 - Private2396710/30/20131099109810 
Prosecutor2361110/07/20131 211111
Criminal Defense Lawyer2260507/31/201310981010810 
Civil Litigation - Private2260407/31/2013910 109   
Civil Litigation - Private2105804/16/201389991088 
Civil Litigation - Private1993902/07/2013102211022 
Criminal Defense Lawyer1902012/10/20129981010910 
Criminal Defense Lawyer1887911/30/20121010101010101010
Criminal Defense Lawyer1879211/23/20121  1 11 
Civil Litigation - Private1779010/02/201213335322
Criminal Defense Lawyer1712408/31/20121010810107109
Civil Litigation - Private1679708/10/201211115111
Civil Litigation - Private1647607/29/201211333121
Civil Litigation - Private1471104/27/201221 1 11 
Prosecutor1431304/02/201224418317
Criminal Defense Lawyer1376503/06/201216529628
Civil Litigation - Private251008/05/200858676666
Civil Litigation - Private243707/28/20087810108897
Category Average  5.46.35.95.67.74.95.15.2
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
239678     
23611      
2260510   55
22604      
210588     
19939      
19020955555
18879101010555
187921  111
17790      
171241041 55
16797      
16476      
147111     
14313368754
13765217687
2510      
2437      
 6.25.26.24.84.94.6
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
23967   9.1
236111111.1
226059 59.3
2260410859.6
2105891058.7
199392  3.9
190209 59.2
18879108510.0
187921 11.0
177901372.6
17124   9.4
1679711 1.5
164761  1.9
147111 101.1
143132423.1
137655214.2
25106  6.3
243710 88.8
 4.94.64.65.6

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2361210/07/2013564311.0Read Comment
Other2356410/04/20135643  Read Comment
Other2356110/04/2013564399.0Read Comment
Other1679808/10/20125643  Read Comment
Other1584607/02/2012564311.0Read Comment
Litigant1376603/06/2012564322.0Read Comment
Litigant1164908/25/2011564322.0Read Comment
Category Average   3.03.0