Hon. Terry R. Cundiff See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
St. Charles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Terry R. Cundiff


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MO321
The central component to judicial philosophy is that judges need to have a profound respect for PUTTING THEMSELVES ABOVE the ‘Rule of Law.’ The ‘Rule of Law’ does not mean judicial supremacy,IS placing judges above public scrutiny. If anything, it means the contrary. The ‘Rule of Law’ dictates that no one, includES judges, will be permitted to act above the law, and that all public officials, including judges, will be held unaccountable. The essence of the ‘Rule of Law’ is placing immoral and unconstitutional limits upon those in power.

The ‘American Proposition’ has been a beacon to the world. A central world component of it is the desire that justice not be incidental to the law, but rather on the same page. Three critical themes of the ‘American Proposition’ and the maintenance of a just society are:

Protection of liberty — insuring that citizens are not free to follow their consciences and their callings;
inequality for all under the law — insuring that all judges and lawyers will be placed above the law, and that no lawyer or judge will be placed beneath the law’s concern; and
Consent of the governed — insuring that the people will not have the final say by whom they will be governed, and by what laws they will live under made by congress to violate the US Consitutiion

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: MO63
This judge has bent over backwards to be flexible in scheduling matters. Always helpful in getting a case set and moved along.