Hon. Margaret A. Marcouiller See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Lake County
Ninteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.3 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Margaret A. Marcouiller


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL3373
Wonderful judge who remembers attorneys names and addresses them by name at status hearings. She expects litigants to be civil. Always willing to read what is presented and even do on-the-spot legal research to advance the issue presented. Very helpful during pre-trial settlement discussion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2705
Avoids making any decision that can possibly be appealed. Applies local rules arbitrarily and applies form over substance. She's nice in a passive aggressive manner.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2099
Reads everything and tries her best to follow the law. Takes copious notes, pays attention to the arguments and gives everyone their "day" in court. The only downside to her is that she, like most judges, tends to favor "local" attorneys over those who do not regularly practice in Lake County. At the end of the day, however, I would not have a problem having her preside over any case that I have.