Hon. Mark J. Hill See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Lake County
5th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 4 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Mark J. Hill



Comment #: FL6531
Really disappointing. Spouse made a bunch of serious and false allegations to obtain an emergency pick up order, when in court proved all were false and half proved she intentionally lied. The only thing he did was drop her motion and said everything goes back to normal. How in the hell did he not hold her accountable for such damaging lies that he agreed she made. He is out of family law so no one will have to face him any longer.


Comment #: FL5936
First he sits on his high horse. Claims jurisdiction on a case when the custodial parent lives in another county as well as the parent filing. He clearly does not like mothers and shows it with his rulings. After an 8 hour one sided trial he stated the day has come to a close and will not listen to opposing counsels witnesses. Oft en he asks the attorneys to draw up the orders and he will pick which one he will sign. This posses problems as they are completely one sided rulings. He will not make any changes and change the lives of children for the worse without blinking an eye. Denies motions with affidavits stating there was fraud in the trial and takes his disgust out on you the next time you are in his chambers. Clearly makes the laws up as he goes and forms an opinion that can not be changed. Truly proves he who has the most money can win inhis court, not what is right. This judge actually gets angry when you point out clear errors he missed then punishes you for pointing them out. All while the best interests of the children is tossed out the window.


Comment #: FL5369
Rating:Not Rated
This man is a terrible human being. He does not care about you or your kids he does not follow the law. He will make a life-changing decision with no evidence required. Hearsay is enough if coming from a female for him to take your children from you.


Comment #: FL5368
This judge does not care what's in the best does not care what's in the best interest of your children. He will not listen or accept evidence from a man. He will allow an abusive parent to keep custody of their child and won't even give you a chance to present the evidence. What your children want does not matter to this judge. It takes no evidence at all only hearsay to convince him that you're right. If you ever go in front of this judge for any reason you better have an attorney.


Comment #: FL4028
Rating:Not Rated
this is one judge where its clear that if you have the money you have him on your side. looking at his last few cases u can clearly see how he ignores the facts and evidence and gives judgement to the one with the money.If you look around online you can find other judges and workers that know and worked with him and can clearly say he is corrupted and should not be on the bench.If someone ran against him for the Fifth Circuit Court he clearly would of lost. I am so glad he is being looked at by people who can actually make this known to all.


Comment #: FL3420
Ignored all testimony in divorce case. Gave ownership of guns to respondent with an active injunction in place for domestic violence. Ignored monthly medical costs for petitioner with a debilitating chronic illness and stated drugs to control the disease were "elected" although they were prescribed as a last ditch effort by a neurologist. Ignored expert testimony by two physicians. Awarded alimony despite no need being presented in court. Divided federally protected VA benefits despite federal law stating it was not alloed. Benefits were for injuries incurred prior to marriage. Penalized petitioner for large tax debt on funds paid as partial settlement to respondent although he ordered such funds to be paid from the specific account he stipulated in his own court order! There is no justice with this man. I hope he can look at himself in the mirror.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1102
Should not be on the bench.