Hon. Jane H. Mitton See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
DuPage County
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 5 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. Jane H. Mitton


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1683
Awful! The worst Judge a person could ever be in front of even with the best lawyer!


Comment #: IL1682
Rating:Not Rated
Observing Judge Mitton in court, your sentence depends on her mood of the day. She showed no consistency in her sentencing and clearly shows bias against the accused. Her courtroom behavior is reprehensible -- eye rolling, condescending even towards attorneys appearing in her court. Her sentences appear very arbitrary within the sentencing guidelines, depending on her often contrary mood. Her knowledge of the law seems to come and go, depending on how she perceives the accused, which is often little more than dog poop she scrapped off the bottom of her shoe.


Comment #: IL1642
In observing court cases, I watched and listened to most judges at the DuPage county courthouse. Watching her was painful. She seemed to really try to avoid giving a fair trial and seemingly took pleasure in being mean and condescending. A true travesty to our justice system...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL1527
Judge Mitton seems to relish in degrading those in front of her. Definitely on a power trip. Should be removed from bench. Also her knowledge of the law is limited.


Comment #: IL1454
Everything already stated is true. I have to believe she has some redeeming human qualities, but I've been wrong before. She's egotistical and in a severe power trip that breeds contempt.


Comment #: IL1453
In my experience, her decisions appear to be based on her moods (mostly very irritable moods), not the law or facts, and she appears to absolutely be biased. The other reviews are correct, in my opinion.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: IL1291
Judge Mitton, needs to retire. She is not respected she is feared. It is assumed due to accidental death of husband she become honorary and unmanageable. Her sentencing is unequal among men and women, blacks,whites and Latinos. Her hypocritical judgement creates further distrust in the community. June 30 2015 will be a glorious day in dupage county.

Court Staff

Comment #: IL895
She is short-tempered, condescending, rude, and will try anything to make you slip on your words and then will exploit that slip. Her courtroom always has the most people jailed every day. May God have mercy on your soul if you are appointed to her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL794
She is extremely limited in her knowledge of the law. She knows nothing regarding trial practice. She has the worst temperament of any judge that I have ever appeared before.


Comment #: IL759
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Mitton is a slumlord who should not be a judge. She is on a power trip. She talks down to people, and she is a hypocrite.