Hon. John J. Nagle, III See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 5 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. John J. Nagle, III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8358
Good, solid judge with a good judicial temperament. Fair, open minded, and reasonable.
What you hope for in a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6061
Good judge. Fair, unbiased. Runs his courtroom well. Doesn't suffer fools gladly.


Comment #: MD3081
My client advised that he displayed palpable bias, bad temperament, always tardy and full of excuses. He said Nagle does not read, and displays an unfamiliarity with rules of evidence, an unwillingness to read, and no desire to apply relevant classic case law. My client opined that he conducted a very unfair trial. He was my absolute worse experience with a trial judge in a decade.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2830
Very good judge. Good to both parties. Unbiased, knows the law, applies the law and crafts workable, appropriate solutions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2370
I was nervous trying a case in front of him because he was new to the bench at the time.
He wound up being the best judge I've ever tried a case in front of.
Yes, I won the case so I would seem bias, but I was impressed with his good disposition and fairness. Nothing worse than trying a case in front of a nasty judge and he was very pleasant, even my opposing counsel had good things to say about him.

He paid great attention to the facts in a long trial and "got" it.
He understands Maryland law quite well and as a former civil litigator he understands what lawyers are going through when trying a difficult civil case.
Would gladly try a case in front of him again.