Hon. Rodney W. Equi See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
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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. Rodney W. Equi



Comment #: IL1433
He is not at all concerned about the best interest of children. He favors mothers even when they are total deadbeats and the father has custodial custody. And if you don't have an attorney and are trying to comply pro se he doesn't even take you into consideration. Without a suit doing the talking for you, he's not interested in the facts. Regardless of the fact that the reason you are pro se is why you are in court in the first place...because the mother isn't paying her part. He is what is wrong with the system and it's a good thing that he is retired.


Comment #: IL1243
Good thing he's retired and can't do any further damage. Making comments about court drama like "this is why I drink" is a clue... ruling was not made based on solid facts applied to the law but what seemed like who bought him off. clearly a member of the old boys club...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1024
Judge Equi should retire!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1020
It is clear that he does not belong in the judicial system.

Court Staff

Comment #: IL1019
It is clear that he is prejudice against women. Judges by definition are to be fair. Clearly he is not. He opens the session by saying that life is not fair and proceeds by making unjust decisions. He Interprets the law the way he wants to and not the way it is. he gives the impression that he is not "well together"

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL989
Judge Equi interprets legal papers the way he wants to and not the way they were written or intended. He is anti-pro-se and not at all interested in what is in a child's best interest. Terrible judge that should no longer be serving on the bench. The entire divorce legal system along with custody is so flawed and Judge Equi is a major contributor to the breakdown.