Hon. Veronica M. O'Malley See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Lake County
Ninteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Veronica M. O'Malley



Comment #: IL2153
I Would Like To Thank The Extremely Honorable Judge Veronica M. O'Malley. It Was An Absolute Honor To Be In Your Presence May 17 2017 In Your Court Room. My Only Regret Is I Was Not Able To Film The Total Smack Down! Your vision for evil I observed emediately. The patience you possess is undeniable considering the total fabrications from the Petitioner you had to endure. Even know you seen right through her lies from the onset you displayed considerable Open-mindedness, courtesy, tact. Your courage was inspiring considering the danger I was portrayed by that old lady. You assessed us both with punctuality, firmness, understanding, compassion. In the end you resolved the issue with humility and common sense.

You Are An Extremely Beautiful Person ... Inside And Outside! Thank You, I Love You and May God Bless Every Thing You Do!

I have been blessed with unparalleled vision, For DEER and Evil!

ALL GLORY GOES TO GOD ... Without the Lord Jesus Christ I am nothing

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2068
I am a divorce attorney who has appeared in her courtroom on many occasions. I suspect that these bad reviews are written by people who had not followed court orders and are seeking to get revenge because she would not let them get away with that behavior.


Comment #: IL1102
I wish there were a zero to give this lunatic. She is everything that everyone in this forum has said about her. It's appalling that she has been allowed to go on for as long as she has. Disgraceful, disgusting, disheartening. My heart goes out to everyone else who has had to endure her outrageous incompetence. The fact that she has so many of these reviews speaks volumes about her ability to judge.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: IL995
Yes. I concur with all of these statements. We must all begin reporting Veronica o'malley to the judicial inquiry board (JIB). But they won't do anything either.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL993
O'Malley is crazy. She needs to go. Absolutely uneven in her judgements. Biased and nuts...just what we need in our judges!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL857
This menopausal woman needs to go back to the traffic division. She certainly should not be playing with children's' lives and those around them. Maybe somebody should check if she's being paid off, because that's what it seems like. She runs hot and cold and in no way should she ever be considered a true judge. Somebody really should check her bank account to see if she's been paid off. She is a horrible judge: sporadic, unfair and unpredictable. Get her off the bench ASAP!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL651
"Its not who you know its who you blow". O'malley is real world evidence of this old saying. A 1st class imbecile. How could anyone elect this person? How did she get on the ticket? Bias toward women whether custodial or non. A huge joke with a massive docket collection some cases 3 and 4 years old! Feeding the pigs who manipulate the system and their clients bank accounts. Totally disgusting!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL596
veronica o'malley is all that is wrong with the lake county legal system and judiciary system. she is dishonest, threatens litigants before her, holds ex parte meetings all the time, improperly has people go and meet in her chambers, and is a very sick, sick woman. she needs to be removed STAT.


Comment #: IL586
This judge is the poster-child for what is wrong with our judicial system. I no longer feel safe as an American after witnessing her in action. Very scary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL570
I see what litigant has posted, below. This is true, in fact, many more concerning things are true about this person, judge veronica o'malley, including widespread corruption, fee-referrals to the tune of possibly millions to private sector lawyers as "guardian ad litems" or "GALs" ex parte communications allowed, bias against men, children and other litigants. This Judge is a loose cannon and is of significant concern.


Comment #: IL402
in deciding cases, this Judge opens her door, permits and considers "ex parte communications" from lawyers when the other party is a Pro-Se. Her decisions in such cases nevrer based on the evidence and arguments presented to the court and the applicable law. In my divorce case this Judge spoke to the other party about my case without my knowledge and the whole court process was unfair and extremely prejudice.