Hon. Linda E. Davenport See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.2 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 6 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. Linda E. Davenport


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Litigant

Comment #: IL956
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a terribly biased person. She rushes to judgment without hearing all of the facts. This is a judge who has been entrusted to make life-altering decisions, and she deliberately abuses her power. She never allows anyone to speak, so she doesn't ever listen to anyone. She is pious, snide and callous. Someone please remove this judge and spare us the compounded misery.

Other

Comment #: IL822
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is a horrible judge, and needs to be removed immediately.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL779
Rating:1.1
Comments:
The worst judge in the county.

Litigant

Comment #: IL777
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a horrible beast! She ignores statutes, case law, and legislative intent. She doesn't belong in a courtroom, and brings disrespect to the legal community.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL684
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Was asked to respond in 21 day's via written due to being out of state, claims didn't receive response, which was filed with the courts and is even on file via follow up. This type of judge, really???!!! What about when we don't receive documents sent via mail etc, it's "what" as she said our responsibility to find out what's going on. This should be the same for the courts don't you think? Poor performance on this judges part thus resulting in contempt, yea don't think so. Very bias judge based on female needs and never wanting to hear a man's argument. May want to go back and re evaluate what she has going on in her head and heart, doesn't think she has one for male gender.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL660
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Courtroom is her own personal amusement park, there is no Justice or Fairness with this Judge. She does not allow the lawyer or client to speak, and refuses to review documents presented to her in detail. On top of that in all divorce proceedings she immediately wants to refer you to her recommended mediator with set fees. These fees are ridiculous and the lady she recommends cannot hear, can barely walk and is ready for the retirement community. Can you Spell Kickback? We need Operation Grey lord or silver shovel in Du page County. It would be a great day to see the Fed's slap cuffs on this poor excuse for Justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL649
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge who should not be allowed in family court. She does not rule fairly and acts in-appropriately in and out of the courtroom. She is mean spirited and hurts the children she is supposed to protect. She is one of the
most corrupt judges in all of DuPage county.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL598
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have spoken to several (meaning at least six) DuPage lawyers about Judge Davenport's abilities as a judge. All agree that judge Davenport was a great family lawyer, but since becoming a judge is now extremely unreliable. She wavers in her decision-making, is extremely unpredictable from day to day, ignore the law and follows her own precedent, and the general consensus is that her courtroom is not a pleasant place to have a case, and her cases tend to become much more complicated than needed. No one likes this judge, not even the lawyers. From my personal experience with Judge Davenport, the lawyers' opinions are exact.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL577
Rating:1.0
Comments:
More concerned with making her chummy brown-nosing lawyers chuckle than doing some real litigating. Does not follow through on her word, changes her mind, wavers in her decisions. No spine. Totally corrupt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL552
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Worst judge. Temperamental, does not base decisions on facts.

Litigant

Comment #: IL477
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Forgets the law and follows her own feeling, ignores statue, precedant, and legislative authority

Other

Comment #: IL433
Rating:1.0
Comments:
her awful judgement has ruined my life

Other

Comment #: IL376
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was a witness at the Civil Union of two lesbians today and was very highly impressed with Judge Davenport's sincerity and enthusiasm at this rite. She was absolutely fantastic.