Hon. Timothy J. Martin See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore County County
3rd Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.7 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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. Timothy J. Martin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6775
In a perfect world, every judge would be Judge Martin. When he takes the bench he has read and understands everything in at issue. Repeatedly, he has known the case better than one or more or the attorneys in the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6204
Zero tolerance of stupid or less than candid attorneys; my kind of judge! He can cut to the real issue as fast as any judge on the bench. I suggest that the negative reviews were by the stupid or less than candid attorneys that we all hate to have in a case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2941
Judge Martin, rushes and bullies both attorneys & litigants through strained and stressful custody battles. As if the details do not matter or just simply tired of his job, he's attentive to very little said, his mannerisms very presumptuous and constantly cuts off every testimony including all important, factual best interest & historical matters of the children. The majority of spoken words seam to be his overbearing inaccurate assumptions and opinions with what can only be described as an obvious emotional pre-determined bias for mothers. If this Judge is the status-quo in Maryland's child custody matters, we should all pray for the state of affairs with fatherless children in Baltimore County. I'll stick with Anne Arundel County courts!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD2217
This is a man who listens, who cares about getting it right, and does. I have tried hundreds of jury trials and he is among the best judges that I have ever seen. He is neither arrogant nor hasty.


Comment #: MD2209
This judge decided my case based on emotion and not on hard evidence or the facts. I had all the paperwork and a voicemail to prove that the plaintiffs' allegations were false, and yet this judge sided with them one hundred per cent. He has refused to do a sit-down interview with me, or even answer the simple question of how he could believe someone's testimony that they were unhappy with the work that I did for them after a voicemail surfaced with them stating the exact opposite. This judge also made a huge legal blunder and let a drunk driver get away with a DUI. Fortunately, the Superior Court unanimously overruled him. Stick with the easy family law cases, Judge Martin. You don't seem to make the right call outside that sphere.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1703
Even-tempered, attentive and listens carefully. Makes good decisions in tough custody/family law cases. Very experienced in family law matters, and does what's best for the minor children.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD216
Rating:Not Rated
Totally unreasonable in sentencing.