Hon. Alison C. Conlon See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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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. Alison C. Conlon



Comment #: IL4383
Rating:Not Rated
She butters up the ones in power, but has bias against the attorneys from small firm. She doesn't follow the law and ignore the fact. She is unfit for judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL4382
This judge either doesn't know the law or doesn't care about the law; she rules by her mood, and even uses her courtroom for politics.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL4313
Probably the worst judge in chancery that we have encountered. Doesn’t know the law. Doesn’t understand the facts. And doesn’t read any submissions. I’ll take an SOJ anytime we get assigned her again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL4240
I once believed this Judge was fair, but have witnessed a trend wherein she takes out anger/irritation upon all parties regardless of merit and has little to no recollection of an attorney's prior bad acts (basically lashes out at whoever is speaking). She also excuses some parties (Govt.) following dismissal but requires the presence of others (Private) following dismissal, without specifying reason. Overall, scattered, moody and and unpredictable. Sad, given her prior high marks for disposition.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL3858
Very good Judge to be in front of. Very good disposition and seems to hear cases and try to decide them justly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL3777
Each time I have appeared before Judge Conlon, she has been prepared, thoughtful, and fair. She is knowledgeable about the law and civil procedure, and she is not afraid to render dispositive rulings when she has the grounds to do so. You can respect her decisions, even if they don't always go your way. She is also extremely skilled at mediating cases to settlement. You can tell that she truly cares about what she does. Judge Conlon also has a pleasant demeanor and treats everyone in her courtroom with respect. She is truly a class act.