Hon. Neal W. Cerne See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth 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. Neal W. Cerne



Comment #: IL918
This judge defers completely to the litigant who can pay his lawyers, and issues devastating rulings against the downtrodden. Divorce attorneys should not be serving as judges.


Comment #: IL864
Rating:Not Rated
He discriminates against women in favor of crony attorneys who practice in his jurisdiction. He is disingenuous in his statements, and dangles carrots to elicit more funds from the plaintiff, only to do a 180-degree turn at hearing time. This is an institutionalized scam.


Comment #: IL862
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Cerne rendered an extremely inequitable and unjust ruling in favor of the criminal defense attorney respondent who practices in this courthouse, and against the plaintiff, his former spouse. It is very clear that the respondent perjured himself on several occasions, and outright stole funds from the plaintiff by not complying with voluminous court orders, and hiding cash and other funds in accounts considered untouchable by the judge. The respondent was not sanctioned equitably, and the plaintiff experienced great financial damage. Judge Cerne went completely back on his pretrial statements at the final hearing, giving the impression that something is greatly amiss in the DuPage County Court system.