Hon. Michael T. Caldwell See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
McHenry County
Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Michael T. Caldwell


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL2098
Rating:3.4
Comments:
Lazy. Never reads anything, and never takes notes on anything. His rulings are almost always made on the day of the hearing and are based on how he feels that particular day. He will almost always rule in favor of the side represented by the attorney he likes more, and that is based on friendship and not legal arguments.

While his imminent retirement will be a blessing for the courts, it will be a burden for taxpayers who will be footing the bill for his pension when he certainly does not deserve one.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: IL561
Rating:6.1
Comments:
Shoots from the hip more than he makes reasoned decisions. Looses interest very quickly. Sees himself as the defender of the little guy.