Hon. John G. Dalton See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Kane County
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.9 - 3 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. John G. Dalton


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2094
Judge John Dalton ignores the extremely important evidence that is placed before him. He is very biased. He just gave custody of my daughter to a man who stood in his court room saying he couldn't afford to feed our daughter. There is a 604(b) psychological evaluation going on in the household that he placed my daughter in, due to another custody battle that is occurring in the house, with allegations of neglect and abuse. He ignored the allegations that her father didn't take my daughter to the doctor, even though she was sick for five weeks. We also told the judge that my daughter said that she can't stand the fighting in the house. The "man" has no right being a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1782
He is a terrible person, he allowed my daughter to be placed with her abusive father while I work instead of allowing me to place her at a daycare center run by family at no cost to her father.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL865
This judge has an unfortunate inability to consider legal arguments beyond those that he has thought of himself. He is far too glib with comments that can be taken as offensive and/or biased. Not recommended.