Hon. Kathryn Karayannis See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Kane County
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 6 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. Kathryn Karayannis


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2308
Fails to hear all the evidence.. sides with the female litigant in most all of the hearings I witnessed. Men are screwed every time she is on the bench. She needs to be taken down a notch or two. Moving her to another venue in court is criminal. Judges need to be well versed on the cases they preside over. Not just sit there and not hear all the evidence.. peoples lives are being ruined by this judge.. time and time again.


Comment #: IL1828
This judge is beyond horrible. She has wronged my family in many ways, and made horrible decisions, but what is most important is that she does not take the child's best interest into consideration.... Which is supposed to be her job entirely. I have dealt with this judge for years and have been wronged in ways that seem impossible, but in the end my son has been hurt more than anyone because of her.


Comment #: IL1725
very biased; has no sense of judging peoples character, truthfulness


Comment #: IL1654
Very negative comments..toward litigants. Failed to see ALL evidence presented. As a judge she rates a negative billion.. justice is not something she adheres to in her courtroom.As a family court judge.. she is one of the worst..


Comment #: IL1650
Very good at what she does I would want her as my judge if ever I found myself in that situation. I'd even want her as my attorney should I ever need one


Comment #: IL1590
This judge is biased against men.. period..she dismisses Gal recommendations..dismisses documented police reports..dismisses eval reports. Dismisses and does not allow any man to speak. Does not find women in contempt no matter what.. and most of all she FAILS TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN.. SHAME ON THIS JUDGE AND THE SYSTEM THAT HEARS THESE COMPLAINTS AND DOES NOTHING.. SHAME ON THE SYSTEM THAT TURNS A BLIND EYE AND A DEAF EAR. I PITY THOSE WHO ARE IN HER COURTROOM.. SHE IS UNEDUCATED.. TOTALLY INEPT..


Comment #: IL1357
Rating:Not Rated
She is BIASED against men. The Guardian Ad Liidum has time and time again, made their recommendation, and STILL no decisions are made. She doesn't make decisions and wastes taxpayers money. She is not doing her job and fAILS to adhere to legal documents. Revisits documents that have been deemed illogical refuses to read documents, FAILS to hear the dangers of this case.and police reports in her opinion are ``hear say!``When will this judge be excused from our case? She has been dragging it for over two years and should be removed from the bench!


Comment #: IL1341
She fails to make rulings. BIASED against men. GAL has time and time again, made his recommendation. STILL no decision. Costing more and more $$$$$$$ for no other reason, than she is not doing her job. I am not the only one who has had this judge. BIASED. FAILS to adhere to legal documents. Revisits documents that have been deemed illogical. FAILS to read documents, FAILS to hear the dangers of this case. Police documents are `` hear say``...when will this judge be excused from our case? She has dragged it on now for two years. Had Judge Morrow for the first year. WHAT a waste of taxpayers dollars to have this uneducated woman on the bench.