Hon. Mary A. Mclaughlin See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Pa.  
Average Rating:9.7 - 9 rating(s)
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*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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Other

Comment #: 22023
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Now I told Judge Mclaughlin that the father of their child allowed a broom to be throwing at the child from his current live in girlfriend and she still allows this fool to have 9 hrs of unsupervised visits and allow the child to still go to the father's home. She told us in court that the girlfriend wasn't allowed to be around, but DUH it don't matter if it isn't in BLACK N WHITE. come one come on.. So what i'm the defendant in a criminal case. She don't know the facts of the store so don't assume im actually the defendent in the case. Also, if she didn't want to take in consideration of why i didn't want my child around him at the moment then WHY AND THE HECK SHE TOOK IN CONSIDERATION OF HIS FALSE FILING. My child father said I WAS UNFIT that is why he wanted custody. We went to court and all he talked about is visitations. I wrote a letter and faxed it over within a hr after leaving from in front of her and here now a wk later no response.. This is a situation waiting to explode. Then guess who will be in trouble.. If she read any paper work on me as being a defendant in a criminal case she would know i beat 5 charges out of 6 and appealing the 6th charge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 20865
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I have had a few cases in front of Judge McLaughlin, although they never reached trial. I always found her to be fair and intelligent, and she writes well-reasoned opinions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18162
Rating:9.8
Comments:
A very fine judge. Fair, accomodating and intelligent. Treats everyone civilly and professionally. I am always pleased when one of my cases is assigned to her.

Other

Comment #: 9240
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Mary A. McLaughlin
She should not keep this post forever.
I agree with 9092.
I know of one case that has gone on for years.
Wasting tax payer’s money in Philadelphia.
Why?

Other

Comment #: 9092
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge McLaughlin should not be sitting on the bench. She is not titled for the defendants, rather, she is sitting on the defendant's side, this, despite having record award verdicts winners as plaintiffs, she remains in favor of the defendants. She play way too much into the politics and doesn't follow the law. She does not move her caseload along and chooses when and which motions she will decide. She is clearly bias and acts as defense counsel for the defense in civil litigation. She makes many, many errors in the law and excercises a CLEAR ABUSE OF DISCRETION. She has intervened in matters outside of her jurisdiction and inserted herself in matters where it does not concern her. People come to the Federal Courthouse for justice, she imposes injustices on them! I await the day she is removed from the bench!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6678
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Great judge. Friendly, flexible, even-handed. When I see that one of my cases has been assigned to her, I practically cheer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6513
Rating:9.4
Comments:
A superior mind and possessed of an excellent temperament. One of the very best; she belongs on the Federal bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3985
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
There is no more courteous or fair judge in any District Court

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3565
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge McLaughlin is a thoughtful jurist who gives careful consideration to all issues. Her Honor is both evenhanded and fair in the manner in which she administers justice. If only more judges were like Her Honor....