Hon. Leslie J. Graves See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Sangamon County
Seventh Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Leslie J. Graves



Comment #: IL1886
Rating:Not Rated
Dissatisfied. She expects respect, but does not give. She talks to people like they are beneath her. I don't know who this lady (and I use the term loosely) thinks she is. She won't allow you to speak in her courtroom, will tell you to be quiet, even if you raise your finger.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL559
Hot, but not fit for the bench

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL259
Beautiful jurist with an even temperament and a pleasure to practice before. Kind and cool.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL258
Rude, arrogant, unprepared, habitually late. Talks incessantly about personal problems in the courtroom. Does not understand complex litigation and takes no time to understand or learn.


Comment #: IL249
very rude and abuses her power of a judge!! totaly unqualified.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL80
Grossly incompetent. Unqualified to sit on the bench -- and arrogant to boot.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL75
Does not take the time to review pleadings, and is generally unprepared. Agree she is unpredictable and takes too long to issue rulings in complicated matters.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL23
Has too many personal problems that interfere with her handling of the job. Acts way too viscerally and is far too unpredictable. Just not a good judge to have to appear before.