Hon. Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Circuit Court
Queen Anne's County
2nd Circuit
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 6 rating(s)
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* 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. Frank M. Kratovil, Jr.


Court Staff

Comment #: MD9437
Rating:Not Rated
denies everything not fair at all he should be on the other side, he hates baltimore and does not like black people or women


Comment #: MD9310
Judge Kratovil is a no-nonsense judge. He knows the law well, he routinely cuts people off and shuts them down.

I doubt he's much fun at parties but he is an excellent judge.

His favorite word is "stop" and his favorite phrase is "how is that relevant?"

It's not fun being under his gaze, but he has an amazing bullshit detector.


Comment #: MD9253
Guy is a total self-righteous asshole that needs to be removed immediately.He recently found someone I know guilty for driving on a suspended which in fact he was guilty and pleaded guilty. The fine was over $500 and he gave the person 14 days to pay the fine. The individual was unable to pay the fine and the judge put out a no bail warrant for his arrest. Which is absolutely fucking ridiculous taking into consideration that the charge is a non-jailable offense having had a recent conversation with an attorney this is extremely illegal and a over reach of power. What a douchebag!!!!


Comment #: MD8096
Extremely sexist, does not listen to facts, rude


Comment #: MD7769
Completely ridiculous and harsh. To not give someone 20 days worth of weekends when they have kids and a steady full time job is insane. He'd rather ruin lives then be reasonable. If you lose your job then you cant pay your finds, support your family, your home, etc....that just leads to bigger problems. What an idiot.


Comment #: MD7543
Disturbing -- too many people are being held without bail before they have been tried for an offense.


Comment #: MD6438
I can not believe only one person has complained about Judge Kratovil. He would rather put someone in jail then recovery.He would take someone out of recovery and put them in jail. Our jails are filled with people that do not need to be there because of him. Governor Hogan needs to look at Judge Kratovil. Everyone knows in Queen Anne's just afraid to speak up.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2341
He obviously hates his job and is still very bitter from losing his run for office in Anne Arundel County. Not fair, extremely harsh with sentencing and blatantly lies. Total abuse of power. "won't retire without 1 million years of jail time"-Hon. Judge Kratovil
I hope he calms down and stops trying to over compensate for his short cummings. (or lack there of)