Hon. Joseph V. Salvi See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Lake County
Ninteenth Judicial Circuit
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* 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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Comment #: IL2561
Judge Salvi does not follow the Constitution or allow due process in his courtroom. If a parent has an inability to pay they should review financial affidavit closely to modify orders instead of rushing to incarcerate parents for an inability to pay. He should promote shared parenting which will cut down on litigation. He should not let personal bias affect his judgment on the bench. Child need and deserve both parents.


Comment #: IL2162
Rating:Not Rated
Last comment sent in should have been listed as Other and not criminal defense lawyer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2161
Rating:Not Rated
Agree with all especially second one. Showed total lack of caring for our side (husband) but listened to opposing WOMAN lawyer's comments and misrepresentations. Never gave us a chance to show proof or explain anything but was very abrupt with us with "dagger" eyes. Just gave more and more money to them which left us broke and in debt.


Comment #: IL2027
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is not following his canons and seems obsessed with preventing kids from having both parents in their lives. There is nothing "honorable" about abusing your position, not following laws you are supposed to uphold violating constitutional rights of American citizens. Very suspicious of lawyers that get appointed to be judges. Seems like they are the ones more interested in Title IV-D money then "The best interests of children".


Comment #: IL1711
Judge Salvi showed total lack of caring about the facts regarding our case and instead only focused on siding with the mother and her attorney which he obviously had a personal relationship with. He kept a three year old and her father separated even though he admitted that there was no evidence to do that. He cut off closings before the father's attorney even had a chance to start and aligned himself with the mother. Witnesses he ruled to only be giving second hand accounts were then credited in his closing. I'd hope in family law we really try to look more at a case by case basis and not just for the mother automatically.


Comment #: IL1690
This judge set my child support order over $2,000 a month. He didn't even look at my financial affidavit. I live paycheck to paycheck now. Then this week he took away my four days a month with my children and put me on supervised visitation. Now I only get one hour a week supervised. He punished me for expressing my 1st amendment rights. This judge HATES the Constitution!!! And he hates parents who want to be in their children's lives!!!!