Hon. Jean M. Cocozza See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 7 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


Court Staff

Comment #: IL2646
Judge Cocozza inability to handle civil and family matters logically and without prejudice makes her an incompetent addition to Cook County Ciruit Clerks Office.


Comment #: IL2521
Prior, Jean worked as a traffic clerk. She received her current position through an unethical loophole, and many of us who pass through her courtroom have heard the rumors of her marital affairs. Regardless of gossip, I see her frequently destroying families by kicking the can, tying them up in unnecessary legal fees because she is incompetent and refuses to do her job. She calls in GALs, child reps, therapists, social workers, etc., for simple and straightforward cases that she should just make rule and enter. Beyond her lack of qualifications, she is just simply a miserable person. She struts in late with her LV bag and complains complains complains. She forgets that she is a public servant and is nothing but an entitled old brat. I feel for all of the families with cases at her bench. She needs to go.


Comment #: IL2314
A completely horrible experience.


Comment #: IL2243
Flew to Illinois for court case. Explained to her I can't afford a GAL or traveling back and forth for court dates, raising a teenage minor.
She assigned a GAL, anyway.
She is clearly a BUCK-er ( passes the buck) to generate $$ revenue.
She doesn't look at documents, she goes by what she is told DHS, GAL, etc...


Comment #: IL2095
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.


Comment #: IL2023
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.


Comment #: IL1685
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.


Comment #: IL1409
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
Unqualified. She shouldn't be a judge!