Hon. Dinah J. Archambeault See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Will County
Twelfth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Dinah J. Archambeault


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL1322
Worst judge I have ever appeared before in 23 years of litigation. Incompetent on every level. Failure to consider the facts before her and to write clear orders has allowed the Plaintiff to act with impunity and the Defendant and her children to suffer the consequences.


Comment #: IL661
She is ruining my life with bizarre penalties, ignoring my side of issues, and siding with insane ex-wife on blatant visitation interference.

I have been called into court 319 times in three years for senseless status, trials and hearings on some of the most irrelevant issues.

Leave me the flip alone!

Very much anti-father.

Anytime I can walk out of court and smell the smelly smell unique to downtown Joliet is a good day.


Comment #: IL627
Rating:Not Rated
She is pro-women and anti-father. She has been awarded recognition from womens groups for working the bench for their causes and advancement.
She is evil in my opinion.
These Judge invest financially, in cases and then know the outcome. Each case is securitized,bonded and sold.
Check out on Youtube; "Rod Class-The Story of AIB Radio" Note; these courts are private, for profit corporations.
The Bar Members are foreign agents.
They are deceivers/criminals/making millions off Child Support. The Child Support agencies get matching dollars for each support order. None of that goes to the parents. Social Security Act Title IV-D, says so.


Comment #: IL456
She waivers in her decisions from one court date to another.Just when you feel like you are making progress on an issue, she will delay an effective decision. She seems to decide on things that she is told and not things that can be proven. This is very biased, because anyone can say anything. But, can they support their false statements? The frequent court dates have been nothing short of a waste of tax payers dollars. Shame.


Comment #: IL352
She is extremely female biased as to testimony and giving preferential treatment in closed / off transcription sessions. Males are given ultimatums to settle or lose all custody of children. Her case load is 85% filled with return cases of poorly awarded mother custody parenting agreements.