Hon. Jean M. Cocozza See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 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. Jean M. Cocozza


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Other

Comment #: IL2095
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been a paralegal for several years and I have never come across a Judge so ridiculous than this. She is incompetent, distasteful, and thoughtless. I never want to appear in front of this judge ever again. She claims she runs "a smooth courtroom" when in fact it's her that complicates the process. She always has an issue with something and even makes evil faces when she is upset. Just picture someone who always has a bad day and you will vividly display Jean Cocozza ( I refuse to call her judge because she is so underserving of the title) She is miserably sitting on the bench and constantly worrying about how many "bodies" are in her courtroom. She complains about how her courtroom is so little, she has too many cases, and she even fusses at her own states attorneys in the room while they are clearly working. I mean I just feel terrible for whoever has to go before her even myself. Although I did receive a decision in my favor, it still does not waiver the fact that someone like her does not deserve to be on the bench. She doesn't act human at all but like a spoiled brat who doesn't want to be a judge at all. She has no temperament to run a courtroom and she be removed immediately and make room for judge who "actually" care and are considerate.

Litigant

Comment #: IL2023
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Totally incompetent, refuses to make any decision to uphold the law or offer any relief. Have been to 4 hearing officers on scheduled trial days only to keep receiving continuances. Incapable of making any decision without copious amounts of input from other judges.

Other

Comment #: IL1685
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Cocozza is a very fair judge whom listens to both parties and looks at the facts presented to her. With those facts she makes a non-biased decision and does not let emotion or personal prejudice rule the court. More judges should be like her.

Other

Comment #: IL1409
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She should not be a judge! Every attorney that I have spoken with all agree that Judge Cocozza does NOT follow the law and she should never be a judge in any area of the law!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1321
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Unqualified. She shouldn't be a judge!