Hon. Charles M. Feeney, III See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Woodford County
Eleventh Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.2 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 6 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. Charles M. Feeney, III



Comment #: IL1563
Rating:Not Rated
This guy should not be a judge at all and it's interesting i posted on here before and that post got removed.. AWFUL judge out of control and thinks of himself like a god. I'm sorry little buddy but you aren't god!


Comment #: IL1430
Rating:Not Rated
I Whole wholeheartedly believe this man needs to be disbarred

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL977
Just a great experience! I'm very grateful to this judge for being the true definition of "just"! He has a great ability to judge character and trustworthiness. Awesome experience!


Comment #: IL976
Judge Feeney is the best family court judge ever! He saw right through my ex and made things as right as he could given years of abuse (physical, financial, emotional, verbal). He saw his foolish spending and refusal to get a job and was extremely fair. He actually gave him less than what we were offering him! He saw that giving him nearly anything would be a gross miscarriage of justice. What a great judge! He even scolded him (although it made no impression - when talking about it afterward, he said f**k that judge, he's an idiot! (I say, wow, what a nerve when you know you are being videotaped!) The judge saw right through his attempts at manipulation and saw him for the user that he is. Just and fair and listened and even asked questions as well as thoroughly reviewed the evidence. He also made sure to actually pull out the book of the state code to read each item that he was supposed to by law consider and ticked them off as he went. In case of appeal, that's gold! Way to go to look out for the injured spouse who suffered for years!


Comment #: IL928
In my experience this judge was grossly disrespectful and unprofessional. I have heard others complain of his discriminatory behavior towards women, and I can attest to that. I had to motion for a new judge, as it was my right to do so. There is only one other judge at this courthouse. I got no relief from the asinine rulings, but at least I didn't have to deal with the rude comments and nasty looks. Judge Huschen is really just as awful, but he is a little smarter in that he can control his temper and present the appearance of professionalism.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL842
This judge is rude, arrogant, offers unwarranted criticism, is disrespectful and is downright wrong on the law.


Comment #: IL841
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is arrogant and quite rude. He ignores the law, and delivers rulings based on his personal agenda or attitude. He doesn't listen, and he is not interested in fairness, humanity or respect for others. He cuts off people when they speak and has a very poor courtroom attitude. I was before this judge no less than three times, and each time he consistently demonstrated a glaring lack of respect for women, especially those that are strong, articulate and intelligent. One should not expect to be babied or coddled in a courtroom, and the judge should be firm. This judge has let his power go to his head. He speaks with great disrespect and a tone of anger and irritation when it is not warranted. Why bite off people's heads and be so ruthless? Just to make yourself feel "taller" perhaps? He just looks like an angry little man with a penchant for acting like a jerk for his own gratification, and has no interest in considering a fair and equitable ruling. Rule how you will -- that is your job -- but is it really necessary to act like a jerk while delivering a ruling? Save the drama, dude -- it's childish and unprofessional. My life was not in the balance, and I had no major money at stake. Hence, this review does not come from a case of "sour grapes" on my part. Best wishes from Woodford County!


Comment #: IL811
As an observer in the courtroom, I was shocked at the egregious bias displayed by this judge. Before the proceedings began, it was obvious that he had made up his mind on how he was going to rule. It is quite evident that this judge is very practiced at this type of rude and unjust behavior, as he appears to know how to make his transcripts sound neutral so as to defend himself against review. He verbally attacked the defendants repeatedly for no reason, so they appeared to be disruptive when they were simply sitting quietly in their chairs. The American justice system is by no means perfect. However, we expect and deserve an impartial professional to preside in a fair and honorable manner. I did not see that at all.


Comment #: IL809
He was fair. I do believe I misread his frustration, but I understand why. When indecisive people such as myself, acting on my emotions rather than on common sense, appear in court, frustration is due. He is honest and I respect him in his position of working for this nation where the law, being honored, gives honor to God.


Comment #: IL645
Very short tempered. I will vote against his retention if given the chance and will encourage others to do the same. He forgets that he is working for the people, not his self esteem. The way you treat people in the courtroom shouldn't take the place of viagra.

Based off of my encounter, I feel a lot of my fellow citizens are having bad days at the Courthouse. George Washington would vomit if he saw the way that court is run.


Comment #: IL576
A little weak at reading the character of the witnesses and determining who is truthful and who is lying.
Fair in some aspects of ruling but does display a significant bias that interferes with his ability to look at the facts.
Is annoyed if an attorney tries to correct him or display more knowledge of the law than he has. He is easily threatened by those who are smarter or more methodical than he is. He is a short tempered man with a sense of entitlement likely due to his family upbringing. He likely feels somewhat guilty of his life of privilege and sides for those who did not have the upbringing he experienced.