Hon. Stacey Wiederle McCormack See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Anne Arundel County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 11 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Stacey Wiederle McCormack


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD9455
Rating:8.6
Comments:
It's refreshing to see a judge act like an actual human. Don't let her humor and relaxed countenance fool you though - she is listening to every word being said. Overall a very competent judge. Her decade in criminal appellate defense really shows.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD9245
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge McCormack is a complete narcissist [redacted by ed.]. Her disdain for portions of her profession are laughable as is her self proclaimed status as a great mind of criminal law. Guessing she gained this status over the two years of trail experience she has in the local PD’s office. Judge Stacey would be astonished if she could actually comprehend would people think every time she waddles into the courtroom saddled with all her personal baggage. She enjoys jury trails because they are easy, not complicated work, nothing difficult, basically she just sits there. [redacted] poor judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD9218
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge McCormack does not possess the judicial temperament or wisdom to preside in family court. Her disdain for it is well known in words and action. It’s simply beyond her grasp, and that’s what frustrates her. Qualified judges are well rounded, mature and thoughtful. She lacks these qualities.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD9201
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Simply awful. Dread going into courtroom. She is perceptually unaware, like CV, and genuinely creepy, like Wachs. Emulating the qualities of a loudmouth, and that of a misogynistic, are typically avoided not embraced.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD9185
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Concur with below. Absolute narcissist. Shallow. It’s the courthouse version of “happy hour”. Why is it that fools never see the reflection of a fool?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD9183
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not posted in haste. The childish manner in which this judge conducts her courtroom resembles a middle school carnival on a Friday night. Chronically late, slang language, giggles and a flirtatiousnesses that permeates throughout. Everything short of gum chewing. SWM is pretentious and self absorbed. Her overt lack of respect for the bench (and herself) is palpable. She has honed her rep, whether it’s Wachs or member’s of the S.O., she’s seems to be in crisis. Needs to behave more judiciously.

Litigant

Comment #: MD9172
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Total embarrassment to women. Abusers cannot be granted visitation rights. Unbelievable. She is fake, from her hair to her spanks. Her and Wachs are cut from the same cloth, despicable.

Other

Comment #: MD9098
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Absolutely the worst, should never be allowed in family court. Zero compassion or empathy, totally disinterested. Learn what she did to her own family, figures. As bad if not worst then her “mentor”, Wach ruined her. SWM would have been wise to follow the precedent sent by Judge North. Make a mistake, run from it. Then deny, deny, deny.

Other

Comment #: MD9063
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Of course she's a women hater. She's learned well from her master, the original sexist pig himself Wachs! Of course men appearing in her courtroom are given a free pass to abuse women! Nobody should be surprised. She will carry on Wachs' sexist ideology once he's gone. Disgusting pig of a woman!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8981
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I’ve read the comments below and the negative comments appear to be someone’s “personal agenda”….judge McCormack is entirely suited for the bench. She is hardworking, listens, empathetic, and most importantly knowledgeable on the law. This isn’t the forum for someone’s personal vendetta. I have appeared before this judge more times than I can count and she is on the mark-even when I disagree-every time…

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8878
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A female judge who holds the ability to see right through vindictive females who perpetrate false DV allegations. Further, attempting to provide the creation of false evidence to Judge McCormack is unwise as she is not a fan of Family Law cases. Counselors who initiate this misconduct on behalf of their frivolous clients should face sanctions and eventually disbarment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8871
Rating:2.5
Comments:
NOT a judge who should be deciding family court matters, and NOT Domestic Violence Cases! She started our hearing with "I don't like family law cases, I would rather have Criminal cases all day."
Then she made every excuse she could for the stalking my husband was doing and overlooked his history of physical violence because he "has never threated to hurt me?"
THIS this the kind of judge who allows dangerous people "second chances" which means the perpetrators get second chances to hurt their victim.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8696
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Uniquely unqualified to hear Family and Juvenile matters. Prejudicial with an unabashed bias towards certain male attorneys. Ask questions, do your homework. Avoid.

Litigant

Comment #: MD8633
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Prejudicial and poor

Litigant

Comment #: MD8583
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I wonder if Judge McCormack considers that maybe if she had reported Wachs's disgusting behavior instead of succumbing to it, many good people wouldn't have been hurt by him? He would have been in jail where his ilk belongs and she could have a clear conscience. Sin begets more sin...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8504
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Why are so many people surprised by her behavior, it’s well known she did everything necessary to secure a judicial nomination. Check her previous employer and donors list. A zebra never loses its stripes. Unscrupulous.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8473
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Even the self absorbed know, “you are judged by the company you keep”. Psst, people are laughing at you not with you.

Other

Comment #: MD8440
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Brilliant and level headed. Never fails to see the bigger picture and is constantly exhibiting strength of character in all of her decisions. I've witnessed her be completely disrespected both in and out of the courtroom and still handle herself with total grace and respect. But it should be noted - She is not one to take BS from anyone. Show up with respect in her courtroom or don't show up at all. Overall a very respectable judge. Happy to have her on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8435
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Disappointing. Less about the work, more about the perk kind of person. She has irrevocably tarnished her reputation with repeated poor decisions both on and off the bench calling into question her independence. If her judicial aspiration was to become a manipulated mini me, enabler, for an individual who has denigrated countless women. Mission accomplished.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD8420
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Seriously, what has happened to her (wax). She began with such promise. Now, bitter, frumpy, basically a large hot mess. #getittogether...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7727
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Wow a judge who actually doesn’t let the State railroad people in criminal cases. And in Anne Arundel County. Simply amazing.
She is also well qualified to decide complex legal matters, probably due to having a background not just in trial but also appellate litigation.
Such a breathe of fresh air.

Other

Comment #: MD7088
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She's terrible! She denied a motion to reconsider a contempt. The defendant lied and she didn't even have the decency to hear the plaintiff's side of the story. Because of this my kids have been verbally and mentally abused by their father. The same father who's side she took without even giving the mother a chance to be heard. Thanks Judge McCormack!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6854
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Only heard of one case in which this jurist got it right and exonerated an innocent man.