Hon. Karen H. Abrams See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
St. Mary's County
7th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Karen H. Abrams


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6858
Colluded with the DA’s. Should not be voted back into office because she can’t even remember laws. She thinks being a judge is being a politician. It’s not.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6649
This sicko political monster terminated my parental rights without ever allowing me to see my daughters again - the father lives in that rural county St Marys and hired a judge as his lawyer- that judge, Mike Harris, works for this judge Karen Abrams. She talks trash about me even to visiting judges ex parte and asks for political favors. Sge should be in prison, not behind the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD6646
Made a petition to remove protective order against me (one that i consented to with no finding of abuse) by my estranged wife, or at the least, remove special terms and conditions regarding visitation of our minor child (Not a protected party)

Scheduled a hearing for it, attend, spending a large amount of money in fuel and lodging since I'm 4 hours away (A virginia resident)

Get to the hearing only to hear "I can't do anything if you both don't agree to it, and since Mrs. NAME does not agree, I can't help you"...

Excuse me?? You're a judge, an arbitrator... You're supposed to rule within the limits of the law if two parties don't agree or have conflict...

Guess I didn't suit her political agenda enough for her to care.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MD6530
So everyone knows ahe was not voted into her job as head judge. She married an appellate judge. Politics. She is the dumbest judge in Maryland. She hates any woman who is against the people that she is politically aligned with and its so wrong.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6529
This judge is fair, decent and caring. Unlike others, she judges the acts, not the person. She is very invested in helping both victims (of domestic violence) and defendants (with substance abuse problems). She is smart, and smart enough to know when she doesn't know an answer and needs to check.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6143
Single most arrogant, spiteful, backstabbing person focused only on who is related to who she is friends with and we filed a complaint to the Maryland Judicial Disabilities on her


Comment #: MD4725
Rules to cause harm - whatever it takes politically. No rulesfor this rural judge


Comment #: MD1772
This judge let my brothers blackmailer and murderer go free. Let the prosecutor over rule a jury verdict and she just dismisses her own sentencing to please the defense.