Hon. Shannon O. Hoehl See Rating Details
District Court
Caroline County
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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. Shannon O. Hoehl



Comment #: VA46
Openly biased, makes decisions based on her own emotional misjudgments and completely fails to hold GALs accountable for the misinformation they present in court. She is known to have put children in psychologically and physically risky situations resulting in short and long-term harm to the child. She actually made completely false statements in court to support her own agenda. She rules choosing her own misinformed beliefs over the scientifically proved information presented to her by experienced and qualified specialists. The atmosphere in her courtroom is terrible. She demeans those she does not agree with and allows opposing counsel to do the same. She openly restricts information and opinions that do not agree with what she has done or intends to do. She has come close to doing the right thing when testimony and evidence is overwhelming ... After damage has already resulted from her rulings. That was short-lived and she showed her vindictiveness at the first opportunity. That soon proved to be detrimental as well.