Hon. Theresa M. Adams See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Frederick County
6th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 5 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. Theresa M. Adams



Comment #: MD8256
Completely biased toward the Defendant. Refused to look at any of my documents. Denied my Motion for Contempt after the Defendant stopped paying Court Ordered Alimony.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD7608
Extremely biased towards Plaintiff. Does not rule according to statute but , blind belief in Plaintiff's theories. Horrid temperment , as if she is annoyed at having to read pleadings or deal with adversity.


Comment #: MD5939
She completely made me feel as though I was the worst mother in the world by calling me selfish and immature for being concerned about the well-being of my child who resides with his father currently. She was so in love with the fact that my son's father was/is a doctor and claimed to be doing everything on his own for our child which was not true based on facts we had but she had no interest in hearing any of it. She degraded me simply because of my lack of education and that I have not been the primary care-taker for my child although trying my best as a single mother. I kept getting interrupted during my testimony and would have to start my statements over again while the father had uninterrupted speaking time. He is a bad person with a bad heart but my son will continue living with him until our next hearing because of her inability to see clearly and see the truth.


Comment #: MD3702
Her reputation for helping people was not the case for our sentencing. She did not take the facts of the case and judge on those but made an example out of a one time non violent offender almost out of spite or without regard to the real criminal. Lost my respect for the system after sitting thru this case. Disappointing


Comment #: MD2130
An awesome judge. At her best in family litigation, such as child custody and paternity suits. (Things that matter.)

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD2122
I would have liked to have performed a more extensive voir dire, and it would not have taken 'forever.'

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD1793
Judge Adams is the best judge in Frederick county! She is fair, and has a big heart. She tries to help people. She is smart.
More judges should be like her. I wish Frederick County would clone her.
The only other one that holds a candle to her in Frederick is Master Sandy.
These two jurists are the best of the best. They almost balance out the rest of the poor judges that are famously in Frederick County.


Comment #: MD1588
Jdge Adams is always fair even in adversity.She actually communicates to her litigants and is vy protective of Frederick county.I would love to be her friend or interview her,She is my new she-ro