Hon. Maurice R. Flynn III See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Middlesex County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

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

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

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

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

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

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What others have said about Hon. Maurice R. Flynn III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA565
Let’s just say I was surprised that Judge Maurice Flynn III’s name was not on the “Bottom 10 Judges” list. Judge Flynn botched the job of detecting a frivolous claim of abuse, and worse, he butchered the law procedurally with at least six judicial errors and abuse of discretion. This injustice presided over by Judge Flynn has been a tragedy for our family of epic proportions.


Comment #: MA356
Judge Flynn is the fairest man in the courts.


Comment #: MA308
Judge Flynn is clear, to the point and fair.


Comment #: MA300
Rating:Not Rated
BEWARE: judge does not bother to look at any evidence towards defendents in eviction cases especially. His mind is already made up before you enter his courtroom. Btw...when you see him looking at you while scribbling on his papers, its NOT a good sign. He doesn't have a care in the world for a single mom and her disabled son being thrown out on the street through a NO FAULT eviction as long as he has a nice warm bed to stay in at night and living the good life...who cares! KARMA is a b%#!h. He will be judged too. Feel sorry for you, Judge Flynn. No time given to a mom and her kid who owed ZERO dollars, did nothing wrong except ask for a little extra time to find an apt. and threw us on the street? The abuse of your power is shameful. You are trying to over ride another judge's decision and are just pissed off because this mom filed a complaint with the commission on judiciary conduct after you called her a liar when you wouldn't give her a chance to think about what the question was you were asking! You have NO business being a judge. I hope you don't EVER have anyone living with you who has a disability. God knows..they wouldn't stand a chance.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA76
Judge Flynn seems like a decent judge - very fair on criminal matters, and resolves most minor issues by dismissing them entirely or just on payment of court costs. Very fair in criminal. In civil, he has more a mixed record, and does not necessarily seem entirely familiar with the rules of civil procedure or the uniform summary process rules, or maybe just ignores them.

However, I have to say that his court (somerville, where he is the first justice) has some of the rudest clerks I have ever encountered, anywhere.