Hon. Mary K. Ames See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Suffolk County
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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. Mary K. Ames


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA559
insofar as criminal matters: y'know in the Hansel and Gretel story there is the nice old lady who invites the kids into the gingerbread house with the intention of baking and eating them?--that's what we're talkin' here

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA518
If you don't come into her court with a plea bargain. Your guilty. It's faster and easier for her that way. No ethics or morals. And there is no way that her supervisor aren't fully aware of her behavior and most definitely the Essex county DA's office takes advantage of these facts. Especially when they know they have a losing case or no case at all. She's the shame of the Massachusetts justice system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA505
Rating:Not Rated
Overly aggressive, casually conducts side dealings and misconduct without regard for the legalities.