Hon. William I. Ferguson See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. William I. Ferguson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2049
We were reassigned to Judge Ferguson after the original judge discovered a conflict of interest half way through discovery. We appear before him that day, and Judge Ferguson (believes he) already knows more about the case than the attorneys who had been litigating it for five months. He was condescending, he was rude, and I would take an S.O.J. immediately if I ever saw his name on a case again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1523
Be prepared to read your brief to him at oral argument, because he probably did not bother to read it himself -- other than to check that it complied with the page limits provided in the local rules.

He won't let his ignorance of an area of the law prevent him from lecturing an attorney on the topic.

Likes the sound of his own voice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL792
He is terrible as a trial judge. He is rude to both defendants and their attorneys.