Hon. James E. Snyder See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. James E. Snyder


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1098
Rating:8.1
Comments:
I also think the posters below might have the wrong judge. Judge Snyder has an overly full docket, but still tries to devote the time needed for each case. I've never once heard him yell at anyone.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1051
Rating:9.9
Comments:
The ratings below make me think these people are thinking of the wrong judge. "erratic and emotional courtroom outbursts"? This man has a stone cold blank face and I've never seen him raise his voice, I struggle to hear him most of the time.

Exceptionally brilliant judge willing to apply the law regardless of who is arguing for what remedy. Fair and has the guts to make drastic decisions on the side of whoever is arguing correct law. Superb.

Litigant

Comment #: IL967
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is incompetent and incapable of applying the law fairly. He gave glib and misleading information, then later denied that he had made the statement when he realized that it was inappropriate. You should request a different judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL799
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He is an awful judge. He is unfair and rude. He sees things his way, and doesn't listen to anyone else. He thinks that he is smarter than everyone else.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL597
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Appears to have pre-judged parties without any oral argument. Erratic and emotional courtroom outbursts. Substitution of judge as a matter of right advised.