Hon. J. Michael Wachs
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 16 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 Lawyer3132111/29/201411111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer3107011/15/201411111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer3090211/09/201411111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer3088611/09/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer3084311/07/201411111211
Civil Litigation - Private1533706/05/201299109510101
Civil Litigation - Private1221611/02/201185      
Criminal Defense Lawyer881709/06/2010787978107
Criminal Defense Lawyer730107/27/201017999571
Civil Litigation - Private522004/17/20091099 101010 
Civil Litigation - Private462602/04/200910910910101010
Civil Litigation - Private457501/28/2009107 7888 
Civil Litigation - Private456901/28/2009555 4 6 
Category Average  5.35.35.45.25.25.65.92.9
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
31321111111
31070111111
30902111111
30886      
30843      
15337      
12216      
8817      
7301797383
5220      
4626      
4575      
4569      
 2.53.02.51.52.81.5
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
313211111.0
310701111.0
309021111.0
30886   0.0
308431111.1
1533779 8.6
1221610 57.7
8817   8.0
7301   6.8
522010769.7
4626710 9.4
4575   8.0
456931 4.7
 4.63.92.55.1

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other3160212/11/20145668  Read Comment
Litigant3151112/07/20145668  Read Comment
Other3134912/02/20145668  Read Comment
Other3111811/17/2014566811.0Read Comment
Litigant3090711/10/2014566811.0Read Comment
Other3089811/09/2014566811.0Read Comment
Other3088711/09/2014566811.0Read Comment
Other3088511/09/2014566811.0Read Comment
Litigant3088411/09/20145668  Read Comment
Other3086411/07/2014566811.0Read Comment
Other3086311/07/2014566811.0Read Comment
Other3084211/07/20145668  Read Comment
Other3082011/06/2014566811.0Read Comment
Litigant3080711/05/2014566811.0Read Comment
Litigant3034010/27/2014566811.0Read Comment
Other2343509/25/20135668  Read Comment
Other1821410/25/201256681010.0Read Comment
Other1779310/02/201256681010.0Read Comment
Other1652508/01/201256681010.0Read Comment
Other1642507/24/201256681010.0Read Comment
Other1233411/20/201156681010.0Read Comment
Other1157308/11/2011566811.0Read Comment
Category Average   3.83.8