Hon. Roger W. Titus See Rating Details
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D.Md.  
Average Rating:6.4 - 12 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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What others have said about Hon. Roger W. Titus


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20937
Rating:8.8
Comments:
A very smart judge. Never disrespectful. Holds attorneys accountable and prepared. Even when I have lost in front of him, I felt that he had listened and considered my client's side. That's about all I can ask from a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20713
Rating:8.4
Comments:
A smart judge who treats counsel and parties with respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20645
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Titus is tough, but incredibly fair. If you are prepared and honest with him, he will always give you a fair shake. He holds himself and counsel to a high standard, but that's a good thing. He has not forgotten what is was like to be a litigator and he therefore can be flexible and practical in ways others judges will not.

Litigant

Comment #: 19505
Rating:1.0
Comments:
His opinions are full of contradictions incompetent to the core. Perfecting the record is his top priority.
Caution: He is above the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19492
Rating:1.9
Comments:
He seems intelligent. Unfortunately, he is a conservative activist judge. Very rude toward counsel, often interrupting and insulting them. I have seen him issue an opinion with blatant contradictions in order to secure a ruling for a defendant on all counts. If he were intellectually honest, and respectful of counsel for both sides, he would be a great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19232
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lacks impartiality and arrogant, ignorent and incompetent to the core.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10461
Rating:1.3
Comments:
... I have been involved in civil litigation since his elevation to the bench by the misguided GWB in 2003. After entering into a Consent Injunction in 2004, I asked Titus to enforce it against a litigant who was causing my business serious harm and me. My petition presented reams of evidence, including sworn transcripts of the party admitting specific acts violating the injunction. Titus dismissed my motion without a hearing after adopting the opposition of the contumacious litigant, refused to allow me to file an opposition, and then ruled that I owed $25,000 in rule 11 sanctions. All of this occurred without any hearing. Later a $4,000,000 judgment was entered by default against me simply because our attorney was a few days late in filing a pretrial statement. Later this madman incarcerated me for 97 days in the DC Jail for failing to pay the sanctions. The entire case is under appeal at the 4th Circuit and all of the facts are available to anyone with Pacer access at 09-1481. I am sure I am not Titus’s only victim and would like to hear from others....If you have any information I can use in filing a judicial complaint please send it to me. I will be grateful and will share my information with you. ..

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9571
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I do not practice in the Federal Courts. I have never appeared before Judge Titus, so I have no axe to grind or favor to curry.

However, I have had extensive professional experience, going back about 30 years, with the Judge when he was in private practice. I came to know him as a consummate professional, not afraid, nor beyond his ability, to tackle the most complicated matters. When he was appointed to the bench, I felt that Maryland had lost probably what I thought was the best civil litigator in the state at that time.

Again, I have never appeared before Judge Titus nor, for that matter, do I ever expect to. However, I have read a number of his opinions. Based upon my review of that body of work, it appears to me he has carried forward the same work ethic from his private practice of law to his role on the bench.

Now, it would not surprise me in the least that the Judge may not suffer lightly attorneys who do not follow, or try to play fast and loose with, the applicable rules, or disrepect the Court. He didn't take that lightly in private practice and I doubt he does now.

Just my thoughts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8761
Rating:4.4
Comments:
Judge Titus had not read any of the exhibits, contradicted himself and the record on key facts. It was obvious the clerk had prewritten something for him. Did not bother to cite an actual example of hearsay, but claimed he was not using whatever "it" (the hearsay) was for his opinion. Ignores motions, just doesn't answer. His office loses documents regularly. He should not be able to sleep at night after this type of innattention. Pooh pooh'd that he is a victim of the 4th circuit (because George Bush appointed him). Law is nuanced and he has none of that capability.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7709
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Fair, hardworking, and smart.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2749
Rating:6.5
Comments:
Did not enforce jurisdictional discovery breach by Defendants and got rid of case the day after hearing so Motion to Reconsider could not be heard.