Hon. Bonita Coleman See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Bonita Coleman



Comment #: IL3710
Rating:Not Rated
She appears to be very defensive of defendants and bias. She doesn't require that ABUSIVE men keep up and follow the orders of protection. She hasn't made any decisions in best interest of children in case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL3560
Lacks knowledge of family law and her limitations as a circuit court judge.


Comment #: IL3557
Rating:Not Rated
Shows bias. Her practice as a judge appears to go against the petitioners and defend respondents. Yet appears taken aback when respondent is in agreement with petitioner. Does not appear to be able to remove herself from criminal defense attorney mindset. Defend defend defend.

Someone should review her dockets and findings. Discriminatory practices going against even her own orders.


Comment #: IL3556
Unknowledgeable of the law and unwilling to uphold the law. Disregards previous judgements.

People do not go to court to work it out amongst themselves due to her lack of our unwillingness to abide by the laws when making decisions/judgements.