Hon. Jan M. Alexander See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Jan M. Alexander



Comment #: MD7865
A sick and evil man. Went off on multiple people that don’t share his opinions. Weirdo.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7667
Saw him go off on an insane steaming rage at someone for about 7 minutes during a plea hearing (not my case) over how social media contributed to the facts of an assault case, even mentioning "now we have the white house doing it." The rage included him slamming his hands on the bench twice.
Besides first offenders, he can be overly harsh, so much so it almost seems as if he's trying to prove he's not soft on crime.
For first time offenders and on pretrial sometimes he will buck the trend and give people a break over the recommendation of pre-trial services or the state

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7433
Has issues with bias against expert witnesses.


Comment #: MD6743
He put my life back on track! My daughter began using heroine and she was down and out. Judge Alexander gave her the time to get clean so she could be physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally back on track. By the Grace of God, my daughter is back on her feet. She has a sparkle in her eye. I'm so grateful for Judge Alexander. He is stern, but tough love is needed sometimes. I appreciate Judge Alexander. #WontHeDoIt #GodisGoodAllTheTime

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6742
Such a great experience. I've been in court with Judge Alexander for quite some time. He is prompt, listens to the evidence in the trial, is fair. He's a great judge.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD6155
Very slow in getting out decisions. Pleasant, but not interested in complex legal theories nor in the correct application of the rules of evidence.


Comment #: MD4203
not concerned about issuing decisions promptly nor looking at the file pre-trial.


Comment #: MD2430
This judge is arrogant, prejudicial, and insulting. His judgment had nothing to do with the law--just favoritism. Prior to the hearing, an attorney told me that the judge's mind was already made up. He obviously relies too much on unsworn testimony of legal counsel behind closed doors, and not enough on the evidence at trial. He is a disgrace to the bench.