Hon. Veronica M. O'Malley See Rating Details
Associate Judge
Circuit Court
Lake County
Ninteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 10 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. Veronica M. O'Malley


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL4011
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Does not give an even, fair chance to speak and talks over you and cuts you off constantly. Does not care about the welfare of children. Is a very unfair, and not pleasant jusge.

Other

Comment #: IL3876
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Wish I could give her zero. This judge is everything the other reviews claimed her to be. Wishy washy, hot and cold, incompetent, bias, unfair, and extremely rude. She does not consider the safety of all parties and she asks bias questions and doesn’t give equal opportunities to speak. She dangerously handles the welfare of children and parents. She reports false summary of what took place in court hearings. She doesn’t need to be a judge and should definitely be reported.

Litigant

Comment #: IL3782
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I found this judge fair and even called for security to escort me to my car...fearing for my own safety with my ex Son in law volatile temper.

Litigant

Comment #: IL3730
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is rude, wishy washy, sexist, biased and shows pure favoritism to people with money like my father and brother whom have never been in my life. She gave my child to a father who has not a single right, and hoped she made the right choice. Threatened me and called me a dope addict and took my rights. Allowed my family and child’s father to lie and purposely mute my end on Zoom with no way to unmute. She needs to get off the bench and leave NOW!!!! She is a horrible person. She only cares about what your pockets are lined with!! Pathetic excuse for a judge. Wait until I get the news involved and a news report against her to expose (redacted)!! Didn’t make the father do parent classes or anything. Oh yeah cuz her eyes lit up my brother a criminal attorney and my dad a CEO and $$ her eyes lit like a Christmas tree. She is a sad excuse really she is for a judge. She didn’t even look over DCFS paperwork. And then played me for dumb I can record if it’s my only defensive, but she sides with narcissistic men that abuse women sexually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Maybe she needs to be in some of her litigants shoes and maybe then she will become a little more human. Nope probably not you couldn’t strike the evil out her even if it tried to. That’s okay when I prove she did make a bad choice with my sons father I want a open court apology for everything and also for her calling me a dope addict when I was suffering from an allergy attack!!!! (Redacted by Ed.).

Other

Comment #: IL2434
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The lady allowed perjury in her court room because of her prejudices

Other

Comment #: IL2257
Rating:1.0
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She is a racist and a sexist against males. She lets females lie and get away with murder.

Other

Comment #: IL2228
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Judge O'Malley has great potential to be consistently fair. She just needs to be consistent. Not perfect. No judge is perfect but God. But definitely potential to be fair consistently. I also wish she was more selective in the Emergency Order of Protection instead of purely going by verbal allegations because alot of the times children are involved who go without seeing their father for weeks just over verbal allegations.

Other

Comment #: IL2202
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge O''Malley I went before was so rude to me. I needed a EOP for the first time in my 26 years of marriage. She made me so uncomfortable with questions that were inappropriate. No Person seeking help should EVER BE subjected to that behavior. You NEED TO PUT A COURT REPORTER IN HER COURT ROOM! Immediately!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL2176
Rating:3.0
Comments:
A prosecutor in robes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2068
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I am a divorce attorney who has appeared in her courtroom on many occasions. I suspect that these bad reviews are written by people who had not followed court orders and are seeking to get revenge because she would not let them get away with that behavior.

Litigant

Comment #: IL1102
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I wish there were a zero to give this lunatic. She is everything that everyone in this forum has said about her. It's appalling that she has been allowed to go on for as long as she has. Disgraceful, disgusting, disheartening. My heart goes out to everyone else who has had to endure her outrageous incompetence. The fact that she has so many of these reviews speaks volumes about her ability to judge.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: IL995
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Yes. I concur with all of these statements. We must all begin reporting Veronica o'malley to the judicial inquiry board (JIB). But they won't do anything either.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL993
Rating:1.0
Comments:
O'Malley is crazy. She needs to go. Absolutely uneven in her judgements. Biased and nuts...just what we need in our judges!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL857
Rating:2.4
Comments:
This menopausal woman needs to go back to the traffic division. She certainly should not be playing with children's' lives and those around them. Maybe somebody should check if she's being paid off, because that's what it seems like. She runs hot and cold and in no way should she ever be considered a true judge. Somebody really should check her bank account to see if she's been paid off. She is a horrible judge: sporadic, unfair and unpredictable. Get her off the bench ASAP!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL651
Rating:1.0
Comments:
"Its not who you know its who you blow". O'malley is real world evidence of this old saying. A 1st class imbecile. How could anyone elect this person? How did she get on the ticket? Bias toward women whether custodial or non. A huge joke with a massive docket collection some cases 3 and 4 years old! Feeding the pigs who manipulate the system and their clients bank accounts. Totally disgusting!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: IL596
Rating:1.0
Comments:
veronica o'malley is all that is wrong with the lake county legal system and judiciary system. she is dishonest, threatens litigants before her, holds ex parte meetings all the time, improperly has people go and meet in her chambers, and is a very sick, sick woman. she needs to be removed STAT.

Other

Comment #: IL586
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is the poster-child for what is wrong with our judicial system. I no longer feel safe as an American after witnessing her in action. Very scary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL570
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I see what litigant has posted, below. This is true, in fact, many more concerning things are true about this person, judge veronica o'malley, including widespread corruption, fee-referrals to the tune of possibly millions to private sector lawyers as "guardian ad litems" or "GALs" ex parte communications allowed, bias against men, children and other litigants. This Judge is a loose cannon and is of significant concern.

Litigant

Comment #: IL402
Rating:1.0
Comments:
in deciding cases, this Judge opens her door, permits and considers "ex parte communications" from lawyers when the other party is a Pro-Se. Her decisions in such cases nevrer based on the evidence and arguments presented to the court and the applicable law. In my divorce case this Judge spoke to the other party about my case without my knowledge and the whole court process was unfair and extremely prejudice.