Hon. Jorge L. Ortiz See Rating Details
Subcircuit Judge
Circuit Court
Lake County
Ninteenth Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 4 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. Jorge L. Ortiz


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL3891
Judge is always angry. Scolding people like they are kids. He seems to not care about case facts and sides with the state. He forgets things and twists information that's right in front of him. You constantly have to repeat information to him. My opinion is he is not fit to be any type of judge. Certainly not a judge of human life outcome.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2381
My client was a minor and we wanted to file the case under an alias. Unfortunately the law had recently changed and that was no longer allowed by simply filing as such with the clerk. I stepped up in front of Judge Ortiz who was sitting as the emergency judge that day. I was not in a suit because I only expected to be at the clerk's office. He joked about that, and proceeded to help me draft a written motion and order right then, discussing the appropriate language, which I was not aware was required.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL708
Arrogant and terse in open court. Does not have the temperament to effectively judge.