Hon. John F. Grady See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.6 - 6 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

What others have said about Hon. John F. Grady


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23619
Horrible in family court fairness. Kids are being subjected to unsafe living conditions with documented proof, yet this judge fails to comprehend it. Kids being torn from a loving, stable parent. Horrible example of justice. Biased against men.


Comment #: 23618
Judge Grady simply does not follow the law. Many issues he breezed over, kids are being kept in unstable house, with documented proof. He refuses to make sure these kids are safe. Shameful, disgrace to the robe. As well as simply not knowing the law. Judges need to be held accountable for knowing the current and old laws. Kids are at risk. Shame on judge Grady. And all the other judges in Kane County, Illinois. Being a family court judge should mean he understands families need to work together. Not be split apart because this judge fails to abide by the laws.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4097
Very bright judge. Exceedingly fair and usually right on the law. Often takes too long to rule on pending motions and to issue opinions. Rulings are generally right on the money when they do issue, however. Runs a fair and balanced courtroom and generally appears skeptical of the government in criminal cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3672
One of the great old-fashioned jurists on the bench.

He is very old now and does not work that hard anymore. When he does, he is one of the best.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2948
Doesn't believe in lawyers making money even when the jury has spoken. Likes to reduce damage awards as a sport.