Hon. Christopher L. Panos See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Christopher L. Panos



Comment #: MD9447
I certainly didn't find Panos fair in my custody/child support case. He stated in his ruling memorandum (who writes a 40 page memorandum for a custody case?) that there was "no evidence of domestic violence" despite me having filed and been granted multiple protective orders. Photos showing tremendous amounts of hidden, empty alcohol containers found after my ex left was determined, "not proof of alcoholism - just bad housekeeping." I'm disabled and Panos made disparaging comments to my lawyer asking, "Does your client WANT TO IMPROVE herself? I mean if she was offered a better paying job WOULD SHE ACCEPT IT?" He then suggested I get a job paying minimum wage (out of which I would have to pay childcare) selling movie tickets in the ticket booth at a movie theater. I birthed, breastfed and stayed at home with both children yet Panos gave legal custody of one of them to this violent alcoholic.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8509
Definitely one of the best judges in the city. kind thoughtful respectful Listens to all arguments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8130
excellent judge in all respects---temperament, knowledge of the law, preparedness, fairness, impartiality. cannot ask for a better judge

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD7658
Definitely one of the better judges in the city. Not afraid to rule on dispositive motions. Listens to all arguments

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5333
Very well prepared. Understood exactly which arguments advanced which (i) had merit and (ii) were junk. No need to over argue the law and facts whatsoever when the other side kills itself.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD3882
Great guy, super polite and deferential to parties and lawyers. Always willing to listen to both sides. Epitome of what a trial judge should be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3832
Judge Panos is a good pull if you like someone who doesn't put up with silliness and who expedites cases. He invented politeness, it seems, and he always understands the issues in front of him. He is the right person for the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3717
Very passionate about his job and apply the rule of law, he displayed dignity and respect for both for myself and daughter mother. He wasn't like other judge sacred to inform her or dismissed her still refusal to let me see my daughter after the court order. Which she still resort to such with other master and judges baby fining her and her reported lying lawyer. He cares about evidence not lies, More judge should take a class from him. Before injecting good fathers like myself out of children's lives because they are mad at attorneys in the courtroom as done to me. Very thoughtful, dignified and cognizant of the law he was

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD3068
A welcome addition to the bench, respectful to everyone and thoughtful in his rulings. Wish there were a bench full of this judge.