Hon. Jonathan G. Newell See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Caroline County
2nd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 4 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. Jonathan G. Newell


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD9339
Rating:Not Rated
never appeared before this judge but not surprised at all of the negative comments, in light of the rampant child sexual abuse and child pornography that came to light involving this judge. what an absolute disgrace. sorry he saw fit to take his own life though

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8398
unconstitutional was charged and found guilty as a states atty of violating an employees civil rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8361
Horrible prosecutor, worse as a judge.


Comment #: MD7782
This guy is a flaming idiot. I didn't think it could get worse than Jensen...but it did. He's a racist. He's a dictatorial narcissistic caveman. He doesn't like the law?? He makes his own or just dismisses the action. He plays favorite to his "good old boy" friends and their families and only got the job because Jensen was such a crooked nitwit. Hogan you double fkd upon this one

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7590
He has many flaws, but the most serious is his racism. He represents the past when it comes to that issue and is an incredibly serious down grade to Karen Murphy-Jenson, who was one of the best Judges in our state. Best of luck to anyone who is representing anyone who isn't white before him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7009
This guy tripped and fell into this job. If he weren't so far up the collective asses of the mid shore GOP, he wouldn't even be a footnote in our county's history. Shame on our otherwise wonderful Governor Hogan for appointing him.