Hon. Thomas V. Miller III See Rating Details
District Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Thomas V. Miller III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8421
Rating:Not Rated
Like some, I was displeased when Judge Miller was appointed. Since then, however, appearing before him in criminal and civil cases, I eventually came to the conclusion that he is one of the best District Court lawyers in MAryland. He is pleasant and respectful to the parties and legal counsel. He is compassionate when appropriate, and gets to the heart of the matter consistently, and rules wisely and fairly.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7148
Practicing longer than Miller has been on the bench but I truly sigh relief when I/my clients have him on the bench. Always greets me by name and pleasant.
He is fair and allows sentences to be mitigated down for treatment and other factors if applicable.
As for DUI/DWI's..He takes them very seriously but he will not lock a Defendant up and throw away the key IF they show him they can change. Great guy, great judge, would never postpone.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6195
Very good judge. Should be elevated to Circuit Court at first opportunity.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD5873
The definition of good old boy. If you are one, you do great. Otherwise, forget about it.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD5836
Judge Miller heard my case regarding a final peace order case. He was fair and made certain the defendant understood the charges I accused him of by reciting each charge and confirming the defendant's understanding. Judge Miller sternly and provided in details how the defendant could be arrested if he broke any of these charges. He gave the defendant examples of what would constitute the defendant violating the peace order. Again, Judge Miller questioned the defendant's understanding of the terms of the peace order. I'm glad I had him as my judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD5005
Great judge. Takes pride in his work. Even carries huge piles of cases to the bench HIMSELF.


Comment #: MD2103
Rating:Not Rated
Surprising, because he does hear custody cases.


Comment #: MD2102
Judge Miller heard a custody case I was involved in back in 2011; we were in trial for 2 1/2 days. He is a very fair-minded judge. Though he appeared disinterested to the point of being bored, he was actually very attentive to the facts. In his holdings he was extremely detailed, quoting many facts of the case in his opinion. He focused less on his personal opinion and more on what would be best for the child involved. He is everything I would hope a judge to be. We were very lucky to have been before him for this case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1568
Rating:Not Rated
This is a great judge, and going to be even better. Don't hold his political appointment against him. All the judges are political appointees and every lawyer knows someone more qualified than the judges and who should be on the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD1560
I was actually pretty angry when I saw Judge Miller appointed, then appeared in front of him. He's actually pleasant, even handed, and fair. He also knows the law. A good Judge.