Hon. Joseph M. Grady See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Kane County
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.7 - 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. Joseph M. Grady



Comment #: IL2199
He has dementia. He changes his mind by the minute. With in 4 days he changed his mind 4 times. He refuses to let anyone have a hearing. He refuses to follow the law. I'm appealing is last two decisions. I'm 99% sure they will get overturned. They made no sense, and his reason for his decision, went against his decision. He really needs to go.


Comment #: IL1702
So far..less than 1. Judge fails to even know his own orders. Judge fails to familiarize himself with the case on his desk. Judge fails to read documents presented IN court. Judge is uneducated on the case before him. Judge is totally out of touch with reality. Kids` lives are in the balance and he fails to read the case.. he got passed this case so he has NO knowledge of what has been going on, but HE ordered mediation.. and has no memory of it..yet again..another judge simply donning a black robe to collect a paycheck..Judge Brawka.. should be listening in on these inept judges.. totally lacking in any knowledge of the case presented to him.. Disgraceful.


Comment #: IL1316
lost in space, past his stale date
is this the best Kane County can offer

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL979
Great Judge...very patient, even headed, nice and respectful to all parties. He is fair and but not afraid to issue a ruling.