Hon. Herman C. Dawson, Sr.
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Prince George's County
7th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 15 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 9 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 Lawyer2814507/17/20141010101010101010
Criminal Defense Lawyer2365710/10/20131112111 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2341009/23/2013        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2324709/11/201315141111
Criminal Defense Lawyer2114904/20/2013        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2114804/20/2013        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1884811/28/2012        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1820310/24/2012        
Criminal Defense Lawyer1815810/22/201211111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer1480105/03/201212111 11
Criminal Defense Lawyer1164308/24/201111111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer1124707/03/201175969679
Civil Litigation - Private1012003/09/201112 11121
Criminal Defense Lawyer718506/11/201011111111
Civil Litigation - Private469802/11/200977977998
Civil Litigation - Private420201/02/200912226 2 
Criminal Defense Lawyer396212/17/20084375386 
Civil Litigation - Private342411/28/200811113111
Civil Litigation - Private258708/12/20087    88 
Civil Litigation - Private258108/11/200811115215
Category Average  3.03.03.53.13.63.83.53.5
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
28145101010101010
236571     
23410      
232471  11 
21149      
21148      
18848      
18203      
18158111111
14801      
11643111111
11247      
10120      
7185111111
4698      
4202      
39623  454
3424      
2587      
2581      
 2.63.33.33.03.23.4
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
2814510101010.0
236571  1.1
23410   0.0
232471 11.8
21149   0.0
21148   0.0
18848   0.0
18203   0.0
1815811101.0
148011111.1
116431111.0
11247   7.0
101201221.3
71851111.0
469851087.5
42022 12.4
396259 4.9
34241111.3
258798 8.0
25811511.6
 2.94.53.42.6

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2462112/16/2013570911.0Read Comment
Other2461912/16/20135709  Read Comment
Other2459312/13/20135709  Read Comment
Other2098704/11/2013570911.0Read Comment
Litigant1970201/23/20135709  Read Comment
Litigant1832710/31/2012570977.0Read Comment
Litigant1820910/24/20125709  Read Comment
Litigant1815710/22/20125709  Read Comment
Litigant1717009/04/2012570911.0Read Comment
Litigant1480205/03/2012570911.0Read Comment
Other1389203/10/2012570922.0Read Comment
Other1353602/15/201257091010.0Read Comment
Litigant1165608/27/2011570922.0Read Comment
Other1163708/23/2011570911.0Read Comment
Category Average   2.92.9