Hon. Daniel Joseph Lynch See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Daniel Joseph Lynch


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2287
I would SOJ him. He is not very stable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2008
Judge Lynch is a learned and fair trial judge. Where he might have gotten into trouble was his involvement in cases where lawyers in front of him were accused of fraud. If you have dirt in your case Judge Lynch will not overlook it or forgive you .

I have tried two med mal civil cases in front of him. I give him high scores as a trial judge.


Comment #: IL1939
Rating:Not Rated
Found this judge to be pedestrian at best in his handling of criminal cases and would strongly encourage him to be set out to pasture with those of his kind


Comment #: IL1840
Rating:Not Rated
This is one scary judge. He screams and berates the attorneys, constantly interrupting and playing God, and then shows no respect for the litigants either. Sometimes he acts like he's still a prosecutor and not the judge. It's very uncomfortable in his courtroom. You don't come away with the sense that justice was served. Unpleasant experience all around.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1712
He is acting very strange lately.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL442
Very good trial judge. Respectful to parties and attorneys. Keeps the case moving. I did not agree with all of his rulings on evidence and instructions, but I think he tried very hard to get it right. (I lost, on a somewhat novel issue of law that had to be addressed in the instructions. We're now on appeal.) Notwithstanding our result, I would welcome the chance to go to trial again in Judge Lynch's courtroom.