Hon. Peter W. Ostling See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Peter W. Ostling


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2429
I find Judge Ostling to be a very knowledgeable judge that takes the time to hear all sides and research the issues prior to make any decisions. I find him to be the complete opposite of the previous reviews - he goes above and beyond to explain everything to pro se litigants and give them their day in court. He does remember attorneys and their names but I have never felt that he favored one attorney over another or an attorney over a pro se. Just a very nice guy who shows that he loves his job.


Comment #: IL2100
Un professional favors lawyers against defendent. Will enter a default judgement against you if you are not in the court room so he can wipe the case off his calendar. Then tell you to chase the lawyer down in the building to possibly vacate it.


Comment #: IL1723
No good. Allows defendants to submit false documents , forces bench trials on pro se litigants is in a click with lawyers and honestly I have no respect for his little game of lets eff the petitioner. He was rude to witnesses , and destroyed ones credit making a fool of someone in his court of law where a landlord claims to have paid 10k to argue over a 700 deposit. He quashed every request the defendant made and made fun of a black lawyer as well for not showing up in past cases not involved in the case at present. That is ok truth will prevail it may take 25 yrs but the truth will come to surface and the defendants will be exposed.