Hon. Gwyn Gulley See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Winnebago County
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
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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. Gwyn Gulley



Comment #: IL1594
Rating:Not Rated
Horrible. She issues rule to show causes with out ever doing anything about them and fails to even put the persons name in the to section! Many are paying the price for her learning time- children especially who are being taken from their parents who always were their caregivers.


Comment #: IL1470
She doesn't listen to you if you don't have an attorney. She doesn't know the laws regarding jurisdiction and relies on the attorney's to tell her, regardless if they know the laws. She doesn't want to make "decisions" on anything just sign orders without thought and grant continuances. Her legal knowledge is lacking and for a salary of $189k/yr she should have more knowledge and actually listen "hear" cases. She seems to want to rush everything through just to get them out of her court room. She needs to be disbarred. Her ratings were low and WAS NOT RECOMMENDED by her peers to keep retention as judge. Unfortunately she was still voted in by uninformed and under-educated people. She has signed some very shady orders and will probably pay for it in the future when she is either sanctioned by the board and when someone finally files charges against her which is soon to come.


Comment #: IL1122
Help families and children who have been victimized by Judge Gulley and vote NO to keep her on the bench. Judge Gulley does NOT stand behind her own court orders and let's the real victims continue to suffer. She uses mediation as a tool to not make a decision and reappoints court dates as much as she changes her shoes. When a person is in contempt of a court order, Judge Gulley won't even hear the party that's been wronged. She shuts you down without listening to your concerns for your child's safety.

My story is just one of many! If you have family members or friends who have gone through a divorce with child custody or visitation issues....I'm sure they have run into Judge Gulley, especially if their situation has been high conflict. Judge Gulley preys on the real victims and lets the predators continue their abuse.