Hon. Glenn L. Klavans See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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. Glenn L. Klavans



Comment #: MD9345
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Klavans should not preside over Child Custody Hearings. He is biased toward women. He did not take into consideration the ethics or documented reputations of the parents.


Comment #: MD9025
Very politically motivated and biased. A narcissistic poor excuse for a judge. Very unfair in a case of a young offender who served 12 years in another county. Was supposed to run concurrently with Anne Arundel County. This judge reinstated the sentence after the gentleman served his sentence, had been released. Received high praise by probation department. He lost his job and is currently serving more time than originally sentenced. This judge obviously needed votes or endorsement by some cronies. He needs to be investigated and disbarred.


Comment #: MD8933
Highly regarded by members of Bar. Intelligent, patient, and fair. Relaxed courtroom environment, great sense of humor. Negative comments on this site tend to be disappointed custody litigates and their attorneys who are venting their spleens.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8320
And yet another AACC judge mirroring the bad faith conduct of retired Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. in the area of Family Law. Rewarding severe parental alienation measures by females, bias towards targeted fathers, refusing to apply law, evidence and factual basis. A consistent pattern in this court as confirmed by a few honest clerks. Perhaps this involves foundational information regarding FL real estate, backdoor promises and holdings?

This is where Thomas J. Fitton should be involved.


Comment #: MD8319
Took 8 months to send a divorce ruling. Evidence and testimony showed the plaintiff mother was a drug addict and bipolar. Judge Klavans awarded custody to an unstable mother over a stable father. When pressed for a ruling by the father's attorney it seemed as if he had forgotten the testimony and evidence from the case and ruled simply because she was the mother. She ended up taking the children across the country and alienating them further from the father. Ruling specifically stated that the father could not get a psychologists opinion on the children and the alienation that was happening.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7959
Definitely a lousy pick by the judicial nominating commission. Totally lacking in judicial temperament. Thinks he is above the law. Ran a very dishonest campaign. Lied to voters.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD7277
Judge Klavans in my experience was fair and knowledgeable in civil matters. Good temperament. He is and continues to be a great addition to the Circuit Court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6896
Why on earth would you put this man on the bench. The judicial nominations commission should be fired for putting this inept attorney through. A very dishonest person. Most of what comes out of his mouth is untrue.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6855
Doesn't belong on the bench. It is very frightening what these governors and their commissions let on the bench. Very dishonest.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6802
Not very bright. Not evenhanded in criminal cases.