Hon. Kevin J. Ward See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Jo Daviess County
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 6 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. Kevin J. Ward


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL953
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He needs to learn how to be even-handed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL952
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He is on a power trip.

Litigant

Comment #: IL937
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is unfair, and shows bias against women who have been battered.

Prosecutor

Comment #: IL935
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Avoid any hearing with this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL931
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He is not fit to be a judge.

Court Staff

Comment #: IL924
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is afraid to sentence offenders to jail time.

Other

Comment #: IL914
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He does not care for the public. He only cares to look like he is smart.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL900
Rating:4.0
Comments:
This judge has a temperament problem. He is knowledgeable, but incapable of doing the right thing. He continues cases over and over for no good reason. This judge might be good if he stopped being so all-knowing. He is extremely pro-defense, to the exclusion of doing the right thing and reaching the right conclusion. He tends to be overbearing with lawyers, because he knows there are only two judges in the county and no one will oppose him outwardly. He needs to take temperament lessons from the Circuit Judge.