Hon. Anjana M. J. Hansen See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Cook County
Cook Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.2 - 2 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2255
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Very nice lady. Doesn't generally disturb plea agreements and typically grants motions for continuances, so that's all fine.
However, don't try any motions or trials with her. The fact is that it's probably brutally hard to be a good judge in a traffic, criminal and DUI courtroom when you are scared all the time because you have no knowledge of the law AND can't really follow the evidence.
Really ought to handle cases that don't involve people's freedoms.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1903
Rating:1.2
Comments:
This judge does not know how to view evidence and ask questions as to its validity. Completely missed evidence in her decision. She seemed agitated that we did not use the arbitration and that it figured in her decision. Would not listen during her decision when she lectured how I did not produce evidence during the trial and when I went to correct her to show her that the evidence existed in her stack of evidence she raised her voice and put me in my place. I have been in the court system for over 36 years and in my opinion is the worst municipal judge I had hear a case. I would guess 2 years as a judge would be her excuse for her poor judgment but she worked in the States Attorney's office for 13 years. Obviously was helped out and directed quite often. If you get her as a judge, I would invoke my right to another judge. At best she should be a judge at a polling facility during elections. I almost feel an underlying reason for her decision but cant place my finger on it. Again my opinion..