Hon. Thomas P. Fecarotta, Jr. See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.4 - 7 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)

What others have said about Hon. Thomas P. Fecarotta, Jr.


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1100
Rating:Not Rated
He is a complete jerk. I have no use for him and I have not seen a judge act in such an undignified manner. He is an embarrassment and he has no business being on the bench. His presence on the bench is outright despicable. He needs to be removed from the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1082
I've been an attorney since 1995 and I've never seen a judge like him. He is completely unsuitable for the bench. His demeanor is tyrannical and haranguing. His presence on the bench brings the entire profession of law into disrepute.

Court Staff

Comment #: IL958
Rating:Not Rated
This judge tries to scare everyone, and threatens those who do not bow down to his greatness. He is arbitrary and lacks knowledge. He is the worst example of what a judge should be. He is an example of what a judge should not be.


Comment #: IL954
He is without a doubt the worst judge in the county. He is emotionally unstable and pretentious -- quite a package.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL951
He should not be a judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL936
He is rude and insulting to everyone. He jumps on police officers and lawyers who may look the wrong way or not pay attention to his rants. He makes his own motions, and interjects himself just for his own amusement.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL934
This is the worst judge that I have ever appeared before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL932
He is very arrogant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL897
This self-proclaimed "godlike" judge should not be on the bench. He is probably the worst judge that I have ever encountered in 45 years of practice. He is a legend in his own mind.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL781
This judge takes joy in humiliating lawyers and defendants. He is rude. His knowledge of the law is extremely limited.