Hon. David P. Brodsky See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Lake County
Ninteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.9 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. David P. Brodsky



Comment #: IL634
Judge Brodsky does not have good grasp of the law. He has been appealed by many people and was overturned. I had a case go 4 years and never was one of our emergency motions approved, but most all of the others were approved. Should be fired costing courts time and money.


Comment #: IL633
Judge Brodsky failed to research his own case before starting a trail. He was not even aware of previous orders that he had written himself regarding parenting time, custody and child support before making rulings based on what he was told by a shady divorce attorney. This is An example of a complete failure of the Justice system in Lake county. Me and my kids will be paying the price for a long time. It appears that Judge Brodsky was more interested in clearing his calender than he was in making sure that my kids got was best for them.


Comment #: IL558
Lacks professionalism, does not handle the law properly. TO quick on decisons without thinking. This judge should stick on the law, not on whimisical feelings. I wonder if he was tought in law school to decide cases without using common law. And then after he makes his decisions he runs out of the court room without addressing any answers regarding his decision. That would be the professional thing to do.


Comment #: IL483
He favors certain lawyers and is never in favor of disabled women on disability very one side unfair


Comment #: IL330
This Judge, in post-judgment proceedings, granted my ex (an Illinois attorney) the last remaining approx. $80,000 in an escrow account in payment for his attorney fees, while I had not yet seen a penny of my "gross" maintenance. To this day, I have not received any of my gross maintenance even though final judgment was entered 12/31/07 (over 3 yrs. ago.) My ex was awarded almost $500,000 in attorneys fees from the marital estate, while I had received short of $30,000 during the approx. four years of litigation. Judge Diane Winter preceded Judge Brodsky in this court room and was our divorce judge. Lake County Courts are a country club with too much politics being played. If you are a spouse of a lawyer, judge or any law inforcement you don't stand a chance for a fair day in court. You will be railroaded and over-run by a tank. Also, keeping to the "official" court calendar appears to be more important than to see justice served.


Comment #: IL269
This judge is soft on people who do not follow child support orders. I have been in front of him for years and I get no justice. So if you want to get away with not paying for your children this is the judge for you.