Hon. David Garcia See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Will County
Twelfth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. David Garcia



Comment #: IL2144
He is a horribly unfair judge. He looks at the lawyers and decides which one he likes better and it's over that fast. He has absolutely no interest in a fair hearing as he only hears what he wants to hear. Why is he still a judge? He needs to be promptly dismissed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1990
Judge Garcia seems like a great guy. He was the judge in a child support case. He does not know the IMDMA factors for deviations and refused to hear arguments on them. He also refused to apply case law. The laws in Illinois are pro custodial parent by far and his jurisprudence reflects that. On these cases, he typically entertains equitable arguments only.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1951
AWFUL please have him removed and replaced


Comment #: IL1950
Garcia is NOT qualified to be a judge. He doesn't listen to the both sides of each case. I hear all attorneys making this exact statement below. He merely looks to the attorney he likes better and dicides his ruling based on that attorney recommendations he likes better. If a litigant is pro-se he will immediately side for the person with representation. He is uneducated, unfit and unfair to sit on a bench day after day screwing with people's lives and livelihoods. Please have him removed to serve as a judge from all civil courts immediately and indefinitely!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1555
Rating:Not Rated
Affirmative action hire. Replaced a old senile Robert J Barron. Should be landscaping, but too fat.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1192
this judge was a criminal attorney not a family attorney judge Garcia is putting single fathers and mother in danger and our children suffer