Hon. Sheila M. Finnegan See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
N.D.Ill.  
Average Rating:9.8 - 4 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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)
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 34535
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She was overseeing my husbands workers comp claim.we walked in and she seemed to be pissed already. My husband is 100% disabled. He must lay on his stomach on the floor 24/7. 10 years now. She Shia your lucky your over 50. He was entitled to 1+.5 years back pay. She said I’m going to ward you 6 months and if you appeal it I’ll deny your whole claim. How professional is that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 32857
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fantastic in settlement conferences.

Litigant

Comment #: 23384
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Wow. That is all I can say. She managed our settlement conference. Got the job done and done well. Stayed past 10PM to see it through. Fair, intelligent, forthright and effective. If you want to ask more than that, grab the next flight to Utopia.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19383
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge Finnegan is very efficient and runs her courtroom really well. She understands the complications involved in coverage matters where there are related state court filings and will hold most conferences by phone which pleases an insurance company client immensely on the saved billing.