Judge W. Michel Pierson
Welcome to the Circuit Court for
Baltimore City. The Judges of our Bench and our entire
courthouse family have compiled this information so that you may learn
more about the court and better understand its process and procedures.
The Web Page is also designed to make the Court more accessible to those
who need its services.
The Circuit Court for Baltimore City is a State trial
court of unlimited jurisdiction. It handles all types of cases and is
divided into four main divisions: Family, Juvenile, Criminal, and Civil.
The Family Division hears cases pertaining to divorce, custody and child
support and the Juvenile Docket handles delinquency cases, child in need
of assistance cases, and those involving the termination of parental
rights. The type of cases on our Civil Docket also go across a broad
spectrum and include motor torts, workers compensation appeals, medical
malpractice cases, lead paint cases, asbestos litigation and those
involving business and commercial matters. Likewise, the Criminal Docket
cases range from drug and property crimes such as burglaries, breakings
and enterings and robberies to those involving shootings and homicides.
Additional information regarding these dockets may be obtained by
clicking on the particular division.