Hon. Kenneth L. Popejoy See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 5 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. Kenneth L. Popejoy



Comment #: IL1113
He is liked by several attorneys because they support and cover up his weakness. In return he favors his supporters case. His opinion and verdicts are biased, and far from true justice.In spite of knowing the ugly site of his supporters, he chooses to keep quiet. Beware of what and who motivates his verdicts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL517
Very disappointed, followed Judge Duncan but did not measure up to his predecessor. Home court bias, government attorney bias, out of county attorneys are not favored.
Is not proactive in managing cases (good if you want to play games). Does not differentiate between complex matters and simple cases in terms of discovery and scheduling.


Comment #: IL380
Rating:Not Rated
Popejoy is not so much pro-defendant or pro-plaintiff. Rather, he is strictly pro-attorney. But, he should not even be sitting on the bench, given the revelation of his indiscretion in a recent hit-and-run incident. Such things show us the true character of the man (or lack of it).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL145
An excellent Chancery Judge who can handle complex and diverse matters through the sheer effort to read and evaluate all materials. Stickler for local rules (page limitations). Fair and conscientious.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL134
Great Judge. Very industrious. Knows the cases before him and is always well prepared.