Hon. W. Michel Pierson See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Baltimore City County
8th Circuit
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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. W. Michel Pierson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8172
Intelligent, painstakingly thorough and careful - excellent judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8146
Careful and considered in his approach. Very thorough and knowledgeable and the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD8042
Measured, intelligent, careful - very good judge. We need more judges like him on the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD7831
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Michel Pierson is one of the worst Judge's in Baltimore City Circuit Court as a Administrative Judge. Racism, Sexual Harrassment, Police case's 6cover up. very racist to African American Lawyer's, defendants and citizens who do business's at the Court. He made a comment to African American Judge Videtta Brown stating in her chamber's she was a angry black woman. Poor court decisions. Decide case's on race instead of the law. Protected employee Stephanie Medina who lied about her Credentials . He covered up Sexual harrassment complaints that was filed against her at the court. This case was determined twice that Stephanie and Judge Pierson was involved in the cover up. EEOC ruled in victim favor. Judge Pierson retires in January, 2020. We must advocate so he cannot come back has a retired Judge in Baltimore City or any other Court in the State of Maryland .

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MD6200
Always happy when the hearing or trial is before him. He has been doing this a long time and is able to spot BS instantly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD433
Although Judge Pierson is very smart and hard working he is incredibly Plaintiff's orientated. He allows everything in at trial and seems to bend over backwards for plaintiff.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD370
Judge Pierson is one of the best judges on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He is highly intelligent, industrious and fair. He is prepared, handles motions promptly and is respectful of those lawyerss whose demeanor merits respect. The Bench and Bar are fortunate to have him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MD367
Judge Pierson is not one of the worst judges on the Baltimore Circuit Court. I don't think he is biased and I don't think he is stupid. However, he is clearly exasperated with litigants and their lawyers and no longer wishes to resolve their disputes. This often takes the form of Judge Pierson just throwing up his hands and denying all motions regardless of their merit. I strongly suspect that he doesn't read most of the filings that come across his desk. I don't think I have seen someone who enjoys being a judge less than Judge Pierson. I think he needs to retire and do something else.