Hon. Shaem C. P. Spencer See Rating Details
District Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 19 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 9 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8858
Rating:3.4
Comments:
this judge is not the best for knowledge of evidentiary matters. also tends to not speak loud enough when rendering his decisions, such that you can barely comprehend what he is saying.

Other

Comment #: MD8632
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It is a sad sad day, a travesty when an honest and hard working citizen (who has worked for the courts in a different county and has spend years advocating for those at risk) and a retired service member go to the court because a degenerate POS threatens to shoot us and because we are in the God Awful state, are afraid to defend ourselves because criminals are glorified. This "judge" was atrocious. He was rude, callous, nasty, would not allow me to speak, and minimized the fact that a POS threatened to shoot us. I have NEVER seen a "judge" act in this manner! I've have been before this judge with clients, and he was kind and caring but with me.....I wasted my time. He has no business working with victims. Maybe if I get shot, they will erect a statue of the POS making the threats. This is a travesty! Maryland courts should be ashamed of themselves!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8617
Rating:1.2
Comments:
like all other peoples comments, his mind is made up before the case starts. He does not understand the law and has his own set of rules.most miserable and incompetent judge in maryland.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8603
Rating:3.3
Comments:
I would say this judge is not the most astute. Good mannerism and temperament, but his decisions can leave you scratching your head.

Court Staff

Comment #: MD8584
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Question, how many young, black, privileged morons killed or robbed each other this week in the USA? Has anyone counted?
It's not about race and it's not about poverty. It's about your slave, satanic, victim mentality. Plenty of Jews have experienced discrimination and live in poverty, but for some reason they aren't literally killing and robbing each other.
If America is systematically racist, then how did this judge get his job? And how the hell did a nitwit like Hussein in-the-membrane Obama become president? Do any of you morons have an answer for that?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8271
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hey black America! Are you idiots fully aSHAMEd of yourselves yet? Or shall God keep exposing you animals for who you really are? What is it like looking in the mirror, America? Hahahaha enjoy but the clock is ticking!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD8211
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I sit back with this pack of Zig-Zag's and this bag of this weed, it gives me the shit needed to be the most meanest MC on this—on this Earth!
And since birth I've been cursed with this curse to just curse and just blurt this berserk and bizarre shit that works.

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD8204
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Forget civil rights. The police in America are just as corrupt as the citizens and their leaders. They use asset forfeiture laws to steal from the people. They know it is stealing but they do it anyway because the "law" lets them get away with robbery! THEY MUST BE TAUGHT A LESSON ASAP!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8203
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
WELCOME TO AMERICA, here we will pervert the truth into falsehood. What's evil we will call good, and what is good we will call evil, because we are idiot children following our own filthy desires.
------> Any lawyers or judges upholding immorality will be held accountable, i guarantee you! I don't care if you're just doing your job. The nazis were also doing their job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8202
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I hope everyone sees how these filthy liberal scumbags run their country. If u smoke medical weed, u r threatened with jail time but if u loot and steal, they let out the same day. And if you're gay and live with your gay lover, you can run for president like some kind of a role model, lol!!!!! YOU ARE FILTHY IMMORAL GOYIM AND YOU ARE GOING DOWN, YOU PIECES OF SHIT!

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD8195
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Here is your future assholes:
"The House of Jacob shall be fire, And the House of Joseph flame, And the House of Esau(America) shall be straw; They shall burn it and devour it, And no survivor shall be left of the House of Esau —for the LORD has spoken."
(Obadiah 1:18)

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8194
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Let me tell you assholes what happens next. Not only will you drop all misdemeanor marijuanna charges against every single citizen in this nation, but you will expunge everyone's record and do it with an apology, you pieces of shit! I will teach you heathens how to live properly and respect other people.

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD8193
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Burn baby burn! God has spoken, who will not fear?
Teaching kids about good decisions? Why don't you teach the cops how to respect civil rights instead, you piece of shit!
King David's foot is about meet Uncle Sam's ass! You want to go in my pocket's illegally and put me in jail, you piece of shit? I will bring this entire filthy nation on it's knees!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8183
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I don’t want to say, I told you so, but, I told you so. I came to bring the pain, hardcore from the brain, now ur inside my astral plane.
So, I’ll give you until the end of summer to drop my war rant, before this country really gets what it deserves. I promise, it will make the Corona virus look like child’s play.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8076
Rating:3.0
Comments:
All unjust warrants are getting war rants. Are you upholding laws or upholding justice, or are you so foolish as to think they are the same? Leave your pathetic ego out of the court room!

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD8075
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The United States is about to pay DEARLY for all the years of persecution and criminalization of regular citizens with drug addiction. The chickens are coming home to roost and now you will lay in the bed that you made. You want to persecute me for taking my medicine, you scumbags? Now, I will persecute you for your moral failure as a human being. Merry Christmas you filthy animals, muhahahaha!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7863
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Who r we to judge the judge? The judge is trying and doing his job the best way he knows how. Anything bad we say about the judge we must also say about ourselves! God is the true judge, we must show compassion to each other and be greatful for being here! God Bless the judge and God Bless America!

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD7856
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Talk about bad choices, life is more ironic than fiction! This knuckle-head has an entire article online about him teaching kids to make good choices, but then tried to put your messiah in jail! Talk about irony...
He didn't show enough mercy to people with disabilities, so now he will be the one with the disability, measure for measure!

Prosecutor

Comment #: MD7855
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Does everyoe know that if you re-arrange the letters in this joker's name, it spells SHAME(shaem)! Who is the idiot that appointed this guy a judge? Shame is trying to put your boy, the messiah, in jail!! I think the ride side of this guy's brain is seriously deficient, someone remove this clown before he gets himself hurt!

Other

Comment #: MD7593
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst judge in Maryland! He looks through the docket and cherry picks cases. We were called to his court room last second. I truly believe this judge is on a power trip because he over ruled every objection and allowed the plaintiff to slide on 2 occasions where she lied under oath. This man already made up his mind before testimony and disregarded everything the defendant said. His actions only harbor abusive neglect for temporary protective orders by ruling based on a "feeling" the plaintiff had verses facts, testimony, and statutes or judging guidelines. Mr. Spencer should be removed from his throne and replaced by a prudent judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7455
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Horribly rude, does not speak loud enough to be heard and then is angry when asked to repeat. A complete courtroom bully. I read some good things he has done off the bench, and he is probably a very decent person, but not of the temperament to be a judge. Second worst judge I have ever appeared before in many years of practice.

Other

Comment #: MD7316
Rating:1.0
Comments:
very racial undertones and also acted like he did not even want to be there. At times he turned his back on everyone and looked at the back of the room. Seemed to have his mind made up before each side was heard.May suggest he has a psychological evaluation by his peers to determine if he should be on the bench

Litigant

Comment #: MD7163
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disgrace to the court. Puts people in jail for marijuana posession. The entire USA justice system is a charade and a joke. He will be held accountable on the day that he dies, in the heavenly Court of Justice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6793
Rating:3.0
Comments:
I tried a case in front of Judge Spencer and he seemed angered that I tried the case. He had made up his mind before the trial even started and my client did not get a fair trial. The sentence imposed however was very reasonable. Judge Spencer does not appear take the time to listen to the arguments but seems to make up his mind before you even open your mouth.

Other

Comment #: MD6490
Rating:10.0
Comments:
EXTEMELY good judge. Great guy on or off bench. Circuit Court needs him.

Litigant

Comment #: MD6221
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Update on Comment# MD5990: I wrote a letter the Judge John McKenna, who overturned the FTA and the warrant attached to it. I was given a new trial date with Judge Laura Robinson, who is more familiar with the Constitutional Right to Travel procedures. I lost, but it was to my understanding that that was the way it was suppose to be. It was a more compromiseable lost. This is going into appeals at the Circuit Court.

Litigant

Comment #: MD5990
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The impression I got from him was rather standoffish, cold, methodical and emotionally disconnected from all the cases he heard. I tried to represent myself with the Constitutional Right to Travel and he gave me a FTA. I realize there are people out there that are doing this for their own agenda, but I am the real deal for the right reasons. I believe we have the Right to Travel w/our private property without taxes, fees and fines attached only assessed to balance the State's budget. I was ready to plea my cause to the State but the prosecutor wanted me to plea guilty. My license was renewed and my car was impounded. I had nothing to lose. But the judge bowed out giving me a FTA on what I call "a defensive technicality". He didn't want to hear it. 0830JHL-DC AACo

Other

Comment #: MD5837
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Spencer presided over my final peace order hearing. He was fair to both sides. I'm glad he had the wisdom to see I was entitled finalizing my peace order. Thank you.

Other

Comment #: MD5039
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He turned his back during my testimony, and at times he placed his hand on his chin in a nonchalant manner. I do not think he was fair or had any respect. I do not know who voted him in.

Other

Comment #: MD2280
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge is very fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2172
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I appeared before Judge Spencer for the first time today. He handled a very large docket quickly and efficiently, giving respect and deference to all who appeared before him. He is obviously a very intelligent man, but also one who is kind and professional. I feel that Judge Spencer is a credit to the Anne Arundel County District Court bench and the Maryland Bar.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1959
Rating:9.5
Comments:
This judge has a good disposition, and is always fair and reasonable.