Hon. Colleen A. Cavanaugh See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Colleen A. Cavanaugh



Comment #: MD8688
Colleen Cavanaugh does NOT belong on ANY bench. Her blatant bias in cases is none other than unprofessional. She is one of the most ridiculous people I have ever seen rule over a case. Her mind is made up well before she enters that court room. She is definitely showing the fact that she only inherited her place on the bench from her father. Facts! Her intellectual ability is comparable to my dog.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8217
Judge Cavanaugh should not be on the bench. Her intellectual ability is at the bottom. She entered a judgement against me when I was the attorney for the Plaintiff because she ruled in favor of the defendant. I was never a party and was never served. Her view of the case was highly biased and her behavior towards counsel who acted in good faith was appalling. she did not understand the claims at all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8154
Well seeing that someone removed the review about Cavanaugh, I will repost my review from a 2018 matter. This judge has a horrific reputation, she “inherited” this job from her father and it shows in her lack of basic law applications. This judge let a party lawsuit goto the jury over reducing an at will employees pay, essentially re-writing Maryland law and deciding to apply the law as she saw fit to the outcome she desired. She either is incompletely incompetent or prejudicial was I was a night public figure, either way this woman doesn’t belong on the bench in any court. She is highly unintelligent, completely incompetent with law 101, and is blatantly biased. Whatever qualifies her father had obviously didnt wear off on her. Let’s see if this review gets removed Colleen


Comment #: MD6783
She sat at the trial literally rolling her eyes when being told what the defendant had done. She seemed to have made up her mind about the case and was evident that she did not seem to even listen to what she was being told. Very unprofessional!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6047
Loose cannon...lacks impartiality...makes up her mind and then works backwards in making verdicts and decisions. Doesn't need to be wearing a robe. Surely we can find better to fill spots on the MD bench.